Pan American Deaf Basketball

About Pan American Sports

Pan American Sports Committee for the Deaf (COPANDES) was founded December 8, 1971 in Buenos Aires Argentina. The organization was inactive from 1975 to 1994 when CISS Vice-President John M. Lovett and Secretariat Donalda Ammons met with representatives from 4 countries in Caracas, Venezuela and re-established the organization under the name of Pan American Sports for the Deaf (PANAMDES).  More information can be found:


Pan American Deaf Basketball News

July 3, 2016

Pan American Deaf Basketball – Opening Ceremony and Game 1 & 2

Observations and Anecdotes contributed by Laura Edwards and Shirley Platt…. Welcome to beautiful Frederick, Maryland, home of the esteemed Maryland School for the Deaf, and site […]
July 2, 2016


Pan American Basketball is proud to provide live video streams of the basketball games. Please go to the schedule to view the live streams.