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Correctional facility has a basketball team of smiles
“I told them, ‘No matter if we win or lose, we’re still the best Bears team to go out in history.
Gould School is the educational component at Long Creek Youth Development Center, a juvenile corrections facility in South Portland.
Gould boys’ basketball coach Chad Sturgis often got the same response from schools when he asked if they would play his team.
“It was like the ‘Gridiron Gang.’ ”That’s because Sturgis’ players are technically inmates.
as informed in Because nearly the entire Gallaudet men’s basketball team is deaf or has extreme hearing loss.
We’re the only deaf university with a basketball team in the world.
“I mention sometimes to the team about how special it is to be wearing a Gallaudet basketball uniform.
I think it’s certainly big for our community,” second-year Coach Kevin Kovacs, himself a 1995 Gallaudet graduate who played basketball for the school, told The Washington Post.
But the Bisons’ story, and their close scrape with destiny this season, is more than an ordinary sports story.
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