Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Dummy Hoy

Dummy HoyIn the midst of all the talk about Sano and his weight, I got to thinking about the judgments that people make about other people – baseball players and their size – think Altuve or Randy Johnson, their weight, their various physical attributes – like my essay on Pete Gray who over came the fact that he lacked an arm or Jim Abbot and others judged to be handicapped. Perhaps it is the fact that my daughter is deaf that made me think about Dummy Hoy.

Read more: http://twinsdaily.com/blog/1028/entry-9356-dummy-hoy/

Source: Twins Daily

New Board of US Deaf Ski and Snowboard Association

2018 US Deaf Ski and Snowboard Board
US Deaf Ski and Snowboard Association Board (Photo courtesy of USADSF)

USADSF sends our congratulations to the newly-elected Board of US Deaf Ski and Snowboard Association (USDSSA).

They are:

President – Zack Sisson
Vice-President – Sean Esson
Secretary – Christina McMurry
Treasurer – Anthony Di Giovanni

Their terms start effective May 1, 2018. Congratulations and USADSF looks forward to working with the new board!

Reprinted from USA Deaf Sports Federation - https://usdeafsports.org/news/new-board-of-us-deaf-ski-and-snowboard-association/

Callington's Charlotte is the VIP for England Deaf Rugby international match

By Tom French

2018 Charlotte Tait

CALLINGTON’S Charlotte Tait braved the chilly winds of North Yorkshire last month to act as the VIP match day mascot for an international rugby match.

On a very chilly Saturday in February, Charlotte Tait stood proudly singing the national anthem in Ilkley, North Yorkshire, as the mascot for England Deaf Rugby, who won convincingly against neighbours Wales Deaf Rugby.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2I9nlKR

Source: Tavistock Times Gazette

Photo credit - Tavistock Times Gazette

Eastside Y exercisers who are deaf have a trainer who knows their language

By Patti Singer

2018 Janna Luksha Deaf Trainer
Janna Luksha, who is deaf, is a certified personal trainer for a small group of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people who want to learn sign language at the Penfield YMCA. CARLOS ORTIZ/@CFORTIZ_DANDC/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

In her head, Janna Luksha was studying for a career using computers.

Her heart wasn’t convinced that's what she wanted to do.

“I’ve always been interested in the fitness area,” Luksha said in American Sign Language through interpreter Tom Ohl. “I wanted to do something related. They don’t have any deaf personal trainers when I came to this area, or any deaf teachers of fitness. I wanted to be the first. I believed I could do it.”

Read more & view video: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/03/05/deaf-personal-trainer-rochester-ymca-bootcamp-uses-american-sign-language/346149002/

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

Legendary deaf athlete Terence Parkin completes 902km

2018 Terence Parkin 920KMLegendary deaf athlete and Olympic medalist Terence Parkin has successfully completed the unbelievably challenging 902km of cycling, swimming, running and canoeing.

Parkin completed this incredible test of strength and stamina between Johannesburg and Durban all in support of fundraising for the Deaf Children to Learn how to swim and for the Water Safety Programme.

Read more: http://www.thenewage.co.za/legendary-deaf-athlete-terence-parkin-completes-902km/

Source: The NewAge Online

*Photo credit - The NewAge Online

Winnipeg hosting 2018 Canada Deaf Games

By Kevin Hirschfield

2018 Canadian Deaf GamesThe country’s top deaf and hard of hearing athletes are in Winnipeg as the city plays host to the 2018 Canada Deaf Games Feb. 21-24.

Five sports are featured at the event, including basketball, bowling, curling, ice hockey, and volleyball.

Action began Wednesday morning and goes until Saturday and features around 175 athletes.

Read more & view video: https://globalnews.ca/news/4037913/winnipeg-hosting-2018-canada-deaf-games/

Source: Global News

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