PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, November 1, 2015 – The
representatives of 41 National Volleyball Federations gathered
at the XXIII NORCECA Congress joined the “Thumbs-up” social
media campaign wishing a complete recovery to Craig Buck.
Buck, the two-time Olympic gold medalist is still in critical
condition at UCLA’s hospital after being injured in a biking
accident a month ago. He won gold medals in the 1984 in Los
Angeles and 1988 in Seoul as part of the USA men’s volleyball
Doug Beal, CEO of Volleyball USA, who coached Buck in the 1984
Games, make the petition to the participants in the NORCECA
Congress to join the campaign and received immediate support.
Buck was cycling on the road in Hope Ranch when he collided with
a pickup truck and suffered serious head and upper body trauma.
His first movement after several weeks sedated was a thumbs-up
signal to respond a request from one of the nurses at UCLA
It sparked a social media campaign of friends and volleyball
players posting thumbs-up pictures in the Facebook page “Craig
Buck, Get Well Soon.”