Basketball Clinic for Youth with hearing loss or other disabilities conducted by first deaf NBA player
WHAT: A basketball clinic for deaf and hard of hearing children, their siblings and youth with disabilities ages 8-18 will be sponsored by and held at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah.
Lance Allred, the first National Basketball Association (NBA) player who is deaf when he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008, will be conducting this basketball clinic to share his wealth of experience on and off the court. Lance played at the University of Utah, Weber State University and has since been playing professional basketball all over the world. In addition to basketball skills, Lance also incorporates excellent life lessons learned in his career as well as words of wisdom about work ethic, positive thinking, accountability and teamwork.
WHY: Deaf and hard of hearing children have few deaf role models and few opportunities to learn from professional athletes who understand the communication disorder inherent with hearing loss. This is an opportunity for deaf children to become inspired through Lance Allred’s success as a professional athlete and encouragement to excel.
WHEN: June 22-25, 2015 broken down as follows:
June 22 – 9:00 am-2:00 pm – Youth ages 12-18
June 23-25 – 9:00-12:00 pm –Youth ages 8 to 11
June 23-25 11:00 am–3:00 pm – Youth ages 12 to 18
WHERE: Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
5709 S. 1500 W.
COST: $25.00/person for youth ages 8-11, $30.00/person per youth ages 12-18. A scholarship is available for individuals in need. Register on-line at www.deafservices.utah.gov or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-657-5203.