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

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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.

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Purple Communications is a leader in providing innovative communications technologies, VRS and VRI to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

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.

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!”

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

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“.@PurpleComm 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 http://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 http://www.purple.us/vri.

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