Friday, April 19, 2013

Chap, Lady Chap Basketball Teams Hear the Call

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From Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Lady Chap and Chaparral Basketball
3rd Annual Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Basketball Camp
Monday, April 15, 2013
Odessa, Texas

The Midland College men's and women's basketball teams participated in the third annual basketball camp for the deaf and hard of hearing at Zavala Elementary School in Odessa. The camp, which is the brainchild of Ashley Braeuer a former ECISD speech pathologist, brought together the day school students and the MC basketball athletes for an afternoon of fun and personal growth.

Braeuer, who now resides in Wichita, KS, reached out to the Chap basketball team in 2011 with the idea of working with her ECISD students and despite moving to Maryland and now to Kansas, Braeuer has refused to allow the program to end.

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The day's activities began with the MC athletes introducing themselves to the students, while current staff members signed the athlete's names, hometowns, the position they play and their uniform number. Then the basketball players split up into groups and instructed the students in various basketball skills, including dribbling, shooting and passing as well as playing basketball games with the participants. The day concluded with a photo and autograph session.

The camp had approximately 50 participants, many of the students had their parents on hand to take part in the day's activities.

We extend out sincere thanks and appreciation to Ms. Braeuer, Rakia Musa, the teachers and parents of the RDSPD, the ECISD and Rogers Ford who sponsored camp t-shirts for the MC Athletes. We look forward to next year's camp with tremendous excitement!
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1 comment:

  1. Wow! This camp looks like a very fun activity. I can see in your photo album that the students enjoyed their time with the staff. Their uniform looks very cute also and I’m also thankful that somebody like Rogers Ford sponsored the uniforms. The kids must be very happy and will probably keep their shirts as souvenirs. :)

    -Jennine Stalder-