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USA Deaf Basketball’s Doug Mader dies

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Doug Mader. Image credit: USA Deaf Basketball (USADB)

USA Deaf Basketball is reporting today that Doug Mader died early this morning.



An Indianapolis, Indiana native, Doug Mader served on USA Deaf Basketball’s Executive Committee as a representative of the CADB region.  He held that position for several years, and was part of the organization’s governance structure for over a decade.


Mader helped organize the national championships twice in his home town. He also coached the team from Greater Indianapolis Deaf Club, helping them win a pair of Division 2 championships.


Carl Denney of USA Deaf Basketball said of the news of Mader’s passing, “He was a tough-ass and hard-head but he was our bulldog here in Indy, chasing what was right, in his viewpoint. He was loved and will be sorely missed by the people of Indianapolis.”

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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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