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Uber pays for Dallas driver's trip to deaf Olympics

USADVDALLAS - Uber is helping one of its drivers compete in the Deaflympics.

Ryan Poindexter drives for Uber in the DFW area. He was nominated for the UberWISH initiative, a program that helps drivers’ dreams come true.

Poindexter is a member of the United States deaf men’s volleyball team. He’s been working as a driver hoping to make enough money to make it to next year’s Deaflympics in Turkey.

Read more & view video: http://www.fox4news.com/news/211369069-story

Source: FOX 4 News

Thousands watch Burbank native sign 'Hamilton' hit

By Anthony Clark Carpio

USA Deaf VolleyballA Burbank native is trying to show others that there is beauty and emotion within American Sign Language.

Sarah Tubert, 23, a graduate of the Burbank High School, had always enjoyed covering songs in ASL for her friends and family. Earlier this month, she was encouraged to record one of those performances, a cover of the song "Alexander Hamilton" from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

Read more & view video: http://www.latimes.com/socal/burbank-leader/news/tn-blr-me-sarah-tubert-20160930-story.html

Source: Los Angeles Times

Jordan Kohl: Determined to make a difference

By Brooke Phillips

Texas State UniversityBeing a college athlete is a full-time job. While athletes must work hard by going to practices and performing in games, they also have to focus on school and getting their degrees.

For one Texas State Women’s volleyball player, getting her degree means so much more than just a title.

Read more: http://star.txstate.edu/2016/09/20/jordan-kohl-determined-to-make-a-difference/

Source: The University Star

Abby Jensen: A Story of Adaptation and Success

By Jenna Galloway

Idaho StatePOCATELLO, Idaho – Sophomore outside hitter Abby Jensen has made an immediate impact on the Bengal volleyball program. The former WAC freshman of the year transferred to Idaho State prior to the start of the 2016 season, and she's already making waves in the Big Sky as she ranks sixth in both kills and points per set. She's strong and confident; a byproduct she says is a result of growing up partially deaf.

Read more: http://www.isubengals.com/news/2016/9/18/womens-volleyball-abby-jensen-a-story-of-adaptation-and-success.aspx

Source: Idaho State University Athletics

David Smith and Team USA Bring Home Bronze

2016 Rio OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- UC Irvine All-American David Smith and the U.S. men's volleyball team rallied from an 0-2 deficit to beat Russia, 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13 to capture the bronze medal at Maracanazinho Arena Sunday.

It was the fifth men's volleyball meda all-time, the second bronze to go with three gold medals. The U.S. men went 5-3 at the Rio Olympic Games, including a victory over gold medal winners Brazil.

Read more: http://ucirvinesports.com/sports/m-volley/2015-16/releases/20160821pajtj0

Source: UC Irvine Athletics

Olympic vollyeball player David Smith, who is nearly deaf, excels for US team

By Scott Stump

2016 Rio OlympicsWhen David Smith was growing up in California, the only time his parents sprung for a cable television subscription was to watch all the different Olympic events.

Smith, who is nearly deaf, may have been watching them with closed captioning on, but that never slowed him down when it came to his own Olympic dream.

Read more: http://www.today.com/news/olympic-vollyeball-player-david-smith-who-nearly-deaf-excels-us-t101753

Source: Today News

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