Besides hosting the deaf boys’ basketball tournament, VSDB is also hosting the goalball tournament. Goalball is a sport for blind people. It’s played in a gymnasium. Three people are on each team guarding their goal which runs the width of the gym at each end. Someone from the opposing team rolls the ball bowling-style and tries to get it into the net on the other side of the gym. The team defending the goal lunges their bodies on the floor to try and block the ball from going in. Then it’s their turn to try to get the ball into the other net.
The players all wear black blindfolds so no one has an advantage if they have some vision. There’s a bell inside the ball that they listen for to know where the ball is. The gym is completely silent until a goal is scored; then you’re allowed to cheer. It’s very cool!
Anyway, I made a welcome banner for the hospitality room. I used the blindfold from My Scrap Chick’s Sleepover Bears set and Khmer Bold font for the letters. I used Icing Sugar Candi to make braille letters to attach to each letter, using the Braille Latin font I have on my computer for reference.
I used eyelets to reinforce the holes through which I laced twine from Close to My Heart to hang it. I like the way it came out!
Next year, we’re hosting the girls’ basketball tournament and the volleyball tournament!