Purple™ Proudly Sponsors Clerc Classic XII

Purple™ Proudly Sponsors Clerc Classic XII at Indiana School for the Deaf

Purple Communications™, Inc., a leading provider of innovative
communications for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired,
is a proud sponsor of this year’s Clerc Classic, a high school basketball
and cheerleading tournament consisting of more than 300 boys and girls teams
from eight deaf schools across the United States.

Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2012

Purple Communications™, Inc., a leading provider of innovative
communications for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired,
is a proud sponsor of this year’s Clerc Classic, a high school basketball
and cheerleading tournament consisting of more than 300 boys and girls teams
from eight deaf schools across the United States.

“We are extremely excited to sponsor this year’s Clerc Classic,” said
Director of Large Accounts Sam Costner. “The dedication, determination,
drive and spirit of these students are an inspiration to Purple and the deaf
community – it’s an honor to participate.

The Clerc Classic began 12 years ago in honor of Laurent Clerc. Clerc, who
was deaf, is widely responsible for developing educational programs
specifically for deaf students in the United States. Teaching for 50 years,
Clerc positively impacted thousands of deaf students, with many becoming
community leaders, spearheading the creation of schools for the deaf
throughout the country. Today, several states across the United States
practice Clerc’s teaching methods.

“This is much more than just a sponsorship – it’s about building community,”
said Vice President of Large Accounts Henry “Hank” Klopping, Ed.D. “As
former superintendent of the California School for the Deaf, Fremont, I have
fond memories of hosting the Clerc Classic and I’m thrilled that I have the
opportunity to continue to support such a great event working with Purple.”

Participating schools include California School for the Deaf, Riverside,
California School for the Deaf, Fremont, Alabama School for the Deaf, Model
Secondary School for the Deaf, Illinois School for the Deaf, Maryland School
for the Deaf, Texas School for the Deaf, and this year’s host, Indiana
School for the Deaf.

“Purple makes it a point to give back to the community whenever they can,
and sponsoring this year’s Clerc Classic shows Purple’s continuing
dedication to the community,” said Indiana School for the Deaf Athletic
Director Paul Wood. “We are very excited to have their support and look
forward to a successful tournament!”

Twitter Quotes
“This is much more than just a sponsorship – it’s about building community.”
@PurpleComm’s @HankKlopping #ClercClassic

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[email protected] sponsoring this year’s #ClercClassic shows Purple’s continuing
dedication to the community.” ISD Athletic Director Paul Wood

About Purple

Purple Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of video relay and text
relay services, on-site interpreting services and video remote interpreting.
Offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication
needs of businesses and customers, Purple’s vision is to enable free-flowing
communication between people, inclusive of the differences in abilities,
languages or locations. For more information on the company or its services,
visit www.purple.us. Purple, P3, the hands logo and the Purple logo are
registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be
trademarks of their respective owners.

Purple Video Relay Services (VRS) allows individuals who use sign language
to communicate via videoconference and a video interpreter (VI). The VI
voices/relays the signed conversation in real time to both deaf and hearing
individuals. To see how Purple VRS works, click here.

Purple Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a convenient, on-demand or
scheduled sign language interpreting service delivered over a live Internet
video connection. With certified interpreters, clear audio and high-quality
video, it’s as if the interpreter is in the room with you. For more
information, please visit www.purple.us/vri.

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