Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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WATCH: Terence Parkin ends epic 920km trip on Durban beach

By Duncan Guy

Terrence Parkin
*Photo credit IOL

DURBAN - DEAF sportsman and Olympic medallist Terence Parkin has Blue Lagoon in his sights at the end of a 920km journey from Gauteng to Durban that has seen him traversing the highlands of Lesotho and swimming the Midmar Mile.

He has been on a series of cycling, swimming, running and canoe missions to raise funds for disabled children for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa which supports children with disabilities.

Read more & view video: https://www.iol.co.za/ios/news/watch-terence-parkin-ends-epic-920km-trip-on-durban-beach-13331168

Source: Independent Media

Breaking into the game: South Dakota pool player makes a name for himself

By Michaela Feldmann

Rapid City, S.D. - In the world of competitive pool, Sioux Falls pro Shane VanBoening “The South Dakota Kid” is a name you'll often hear and won't soon forget. From his hometown pool hall to the U.S. Open, Shane has won it all. He’s currently ranked number one in the United States and top 10 in the world. While many of us play pool for fun, Shane makes a living out of it. A living that chose him.

“I started playing pool when I was two years old and I grew up in this place right here in Rapid City,” professional pool player, Shane VanBoening said.

Read more & view video: http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Breaking-into-the-game-South-Dakota-pool-player-makes-a-name-for-himself-474109233.html

Source: KSFY

Canada Deaf Games Featuring 3x3 Basketball in Winnipeg Feb 19-24

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesThe Canada Deaf Games (CDG) will be held from February 19-24 in Winnipeg at venues around the city and will compete in six sports (Bowling, Curling, Ice Hockey, Men’s Basketball, Volleyball and Snowboarding). The event will feature a 3x3 basketball format for males ages 16+ and will take place at Red River College on February 22 & 23.

Read more: http://www.basketballmanitoba.ca/2018/02/canada-deaf-games-featuring-3x3.html

Source: Basketball Manitoba

Biographical Drama About First Deaf MLB Player Being Filmed in West Kentucky

By Liz Tretter

Dummy HoyA biographical drama about the first deaf Major League Baseball player is being filmed in west Kentucky. The Silent Natural follows the story of late 19th Century baseball player William “Dummy” Hoy.

Director, writer and producer David Risotto said the story of Dummy Hoy takes place in a small western town during the 1880s.

Read more: http://wkms.org/post/biographical-drama-about-first-deaf-mlb-player-being-filmed-west-kentucky

Source: WKMS

*Photo credit public domain - Wikimedia Commons

Ashley Derrington: Being deaf in sports

Limping ChickenI have the incredible honor of being a part of the USA Deaf Women’s National Team for soccer (see our team photo below!). Before joining this team, I played sports competitively my whole life.

Now, being deaf or hard of hearing does not mean we are not capable of playing high level sports. We just have to adjust some things when it comes to communication. So what does that mean exactly? For me, personally, it’s a lot of visual cues such as reading the body language of others.

Read more: http://limpingchicken.com/2018/02/07/ashley-derrington-being-deaf-in-sports/

Source: The Limping Chicken

Team Kyte to compete at 2018 Canada Deaf Games

By Celina Ip

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesBeginning with their dad, Dr. John Kyte, Ottawa’s Kyte family has a long history of hearing loss due to auditory nerve degeneration. All five of Dr. Kyte’s sons (James (Jim), Jimmy, John, Frayne and Rob) were born legally deaf and his grandchildren (Abigayle, Emma, Thomas, Johnny Jr., Patrick, and Sean) were affected by varying degrees.

With a profound 100 dB hearing loss, Jim Kyte remains the only deaf player to have played in the National Hockey League. Upon retiring from his professional hockey career in 1998, Jim Kyte had logged 640 regular season and playoff games over 13 seasons with five teams—Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, Calgary, Ottawa and San Jose.

Read more: http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2018/02/01/team-kyte-to-compete-at-2018-canada-deaf-games

Source: The Daily Observer


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