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Farewell to an amazing Whanganui athlete

By Liz Wylie

New Zealand FlagMavis Carter was Whanganui's own sporting legend who defied disability, age and terminal illness to show the world what she was made of. Liz Wylie pays tribute to a remarkable woman and astounding athlete.

The Whanganui woman who earned the title "Amazing Mavis" at the World Masters' Games in April has died.

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11897916

Source: Wanganui Chronicle

Regional Day School for the Deaf forms Baseball Team

It’s America’s pastime – with a few more signs. Lonestar, a new baseball team for deaf, hard of hearing children and their siblings launched earlier this summer, giving students a level-playing field in sign language.

Regional Day School for the Deaf teacher Isabel Montes has a deaf son so she understood the need for families like hers to have an athletic outlet. She started the process of creating a baseball team in April, and since then the team has flourished on and off the field.

Read more: http://elpasoheraldpost.com/regional-day-school-deaf-forms-baseball-team/

Source: El Paso Herald-Post

No stopping deaf motocross racer

By Jacob Robinson

SIMCOE - Hayden Cusworth hasn't let a lack of hearing slow him down.

In fact, the 11-year-old Simcoe resident has developed an insatiable need for speed.

“From the minute he wakes up he's already got his (racing) gear on,” Hayden's dad Jay DeMontfort laughed. “He doesn't take it off until it's bedtime.”

Hayden began riding dirt bikes when he was young under the watchful eye of DeMontfort – a long time fan of the sport – and mom Lana, but the last two years he's stepped things up a notch.

Read more: http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2017/07/31/no-stopping-deaf-motocross-racer

Source: Simcoe Reformer

Rochester postmark for baseball fan and stamp honoree Robert Panara

By Michael Baadke

Robert Panara StampThe Rochester Red Wings baseball team, the AAA minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, paid tribute July 23 to Robert Panara (1920-2014), the deaf studies pioneer who taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.

In association with the Rochester post office, fans visiting Frontier Field for the game between the Red Wings and the Toledo Mud Hens received a souvenir postcard honoring Panara, a baseball fan and longtime Red Wings supporter.

Read more: http://www.linns.com/news/postal-updates/2017/july/rochester-postmark-baseball-fan-stamp-honoree-robert-panara.html

Source: Linn’s Stamp News

Deaf MMA fighter champions disabled rights

By Roger Seibert

ONEIDA — The Madison Cortland Arc hosted a presentation and a parade Thursday morning at the Kallet Civic Center that celebrated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law in 1990. It requires that all public places — including schools, restaurants, stores and offices — be made accessible to the disabled. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

Read more: http://romesentinel.com/county/deaf-mma-fighter-champions-disabled-rights/QBqqgB!a1qPdW3lxDlBnYohaJJXGQ/

Source: Rome Sentinel

Squeeze catcher hasn't let hearing disability hamper baseball career

By Steven Ryzewski

Winter Garden SqueezeWINTER GARDEN The external microphone of the cochlear implant installed behind Chase Smartt’s right ear is the only outward indicator that he is deaf.

Should anyone notice it — a curious child, perhaps — Smartt has no problem answering questions about his impairment. In fact, he embraces and even enjoys discussing it, as well as the device that enables him to hear.

Read more: http://www.orangeobserver.com/article/squeeze-catcher-hasnt-let-hearing-disability-hamper-baseball-career

Source: West Orange Times & Observer

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