TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Keena Miller
Phone: 512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444
Email: [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME DEAF FOOTBALL?
Texas School for the Deaf Rangers vs. California (Fremont) School for the Deaf Eagles
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Austin, Texas – Sep 12, 2015 Experience some very exciting play action on the gridiron at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) tonight, when the TSD Rangers suit up for what is considered to be one of their most important games of the season.
TSD, for the first time this season, faces another football team who is also deaf – the Eagles from California School for the Deaf (CSD) – at 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 12 at TSD’s Rudolph Gamblin Field, located at 1102 South Congress Avenue in South Austin.
Though not counted for TSD in TAPPS (Texas Association Private and Parochial Schools) – the athletic division the TSD Rangers compete in here locally – athletics match-ups like this game, when TSD goes head-to-head against other teams who are also deaf – are special for both the teams on the field at TSD tonight.
And, for the coaching staff, as well as many fans and locals here in Austin’s Deaf community.
“The CSD team, coaches and staff arrived in Austin Friday, says TSD head coach, John Moore.
We’ve been hanging out together for the last 24+ hours, reconnecting with old friends, and the players have been socializing and making friends as well, he says.
You don’t get that with the Texas teams we play, so it’s really fun for all of us,” coach Moore adds.
Though, he says things will be serious on the field tonight.
In addition to TAPPS play here at home, this season, TSD goes to Florida School for the Deaf next week, and two weeks later will host the Maryland School for the Deaf here, back in Austin.
Moore’s Rangers really want the win tonight, to set the tone.
WHEN: 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 12, 2015
Rudolph Gamblin Field
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Tickets, at the gate tonight
Senior Citizens (62+): $2.00
Non-TSD Students: $2.00
Children (5 and under): FREE
Ticket sales and concessions, provided by volunteers from the Texas School for the Deaf’s Booster Club, will contribute to national travel for TSD to compete against other teams who are also deaf and hard of hearing.
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students of Texas since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/, and for more about TSD Sports, visit http://www.tsdrangers.com/.