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Diamonds in the Rough

By Bill Dwyre

Harris is 23. He is a slick-fielding shortstop from Toronto and has been on the doorstep of making it in the major leagues.

“I was cut in the final week of spring training with the [Milwaukee] Brewers last year,” he says, “when I was hitting .421.”

He is also deaf, something he says he sees as no impediment to his affair of the heart.

Read more: http://www.palmspringslife.com/Palm-Springs-Life/April-2016/Diamonds-in-the-Rough/

Source: Palm Springs Life

New Zealand Deaf Rugby Football Union celebrates jubilee

By Laura Hale

This week, New Zealand Deaf Rugby Football Union celebrated the organization’s jubilee with an award ceremony and the conclusion of the country’s 2016 Deaf Rugby Championships.

Read more: http://www.parasport-news.com/new-zealand-deaf-rugby-football-union-celebrates-jubilee/10464/

Source: ParaSport News

Children’s book highlights deaf baseball hero; benefits Deaf Action Center

By Judy Christie

I’m always on the lookout for great children’s books to give my grandchildren and great-nieces and –nephews.

So I enjoyed visiting with author Nancy Churnin about her new book, “The William Hoy Story,” an inspiring and educational tale about an influential Major League Baseball player who was deaf. I immediately bought a copy for my 4-year-old great-nephew.

Read more: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/entertainment/arts/judy-christie/2016/03/23/childrens-book-highlights-deaf-baseball-hero-benefits-deaf-action-center/82114786/

Source: The Times

J’den Cox learns from semifinal loss, has fun winning second championship

By Alec Lewis

After the second match of the 2014–15 Mizzou wrestling season, Cathy Cox texted her son, J’den, and asked if he was having fun.

His response? “No. No, I’m not.”

Read more: http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2016/3/22/jden-cox-learns-semifinal-loss-has-fun-winning-sec/

Source: The Maneater

USA Deaf Curling seeks athletes

US Deaf CurlingThe U.S. Deaf Curling is seeking deaf and hard of hearing curlers for opportunities to participate in developmental programs, bonspiels, deaf world championships and Winter Deaflympics.

The only eligibility requirement is being deaf, defined as a hearing loss of at least 55 dB per tone average in the better ear without using a hearing aid or external transmitter of a cochlear implant. The 3-tone frequency average is at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hertz, ISO 1969 Standard.

Contact: Liz Matthews, USDC Secretary-Treasurer
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Deaf All Africa Games shelved

By Consolata Makokha

THE inaugural Deaf All Africa Games earlier scheduled for April 14-26 in Nairobi has been postponed to August 6-13.

Local Organizing Committee made the decision after realization that only two countries confirmed their participation. Besides, LOC is yet to raise money to run the show hence the Kenya Deaf Sports Federation have no cash to adequately prepare Team Kenya.

Read more: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2016/03/22/deaf-all-africa-games-shelved_c1317511

Source: The Star

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