Team brings home the gold


Debbie Ayres, coach of the USA Under-21 Women's Deaf Basketball Team, proudly announced that her team brought home the gold from the 2010 Deaf World Basketball Championships in Lublin, Poland, late last month.

Her players were each presented with a gold medal plus a huge trophy that she's toting around Pleasanton.

Alexandria Brinkley, 17, also a Pleasanton resident, plays for Ayres on the team at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont plus played on the USA team. She did a great job as point guard at the international games, said Ayres.

Read more about it in the June 18 edition of the Pleasanton Weekly.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 7, 2010 at 9:34 am

Congratulations to the U-21 Women's Deaf Basketball team.

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Posted by mary
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 7, 2010 at 9:41 am

What an accomplishment! Congratulations to all! Does anyone know how many teams competed? That is quite a fete

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Posted by Brittany
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Congratulations ladies on your gold medal!

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Posted by Nan
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jul 8, 2010 at 9:21 am

Ladies, that is really spectacular. What a wonderful example you set for the rest of our community, not to mention the rest of the world!!! Congratulations to you both, and to your entire team as well, on this terrific accomplishment.

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Posted by Mike Wallace
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 11, 2010 at 11:19 pm


Wow! what a great thing you do I am so proud of you and your team, and also proud to be the one that does your hair and know you.


Mike of Roman Holiday Salon

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