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Elite runner Paul Landry returns home to Hunt Club for park rededication

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationThe rejuvenation of Hunt Club’s Paul Landry Park received a major boost when its namesake — an elite, record-setting Canadian runner — returned to his roots to help further plant the seeds of positive change.

Paul Landry, who lived in Hunt Club when he worked as Ottawa’s first deaf letter-carrier for Canada Post, still holds the Canadian records for fastest times in several distances: 800 metres, the 1,500, 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000.

“So who feels ready to race with him in the rain?” Alain Turpin, executive director of the Canadian Deaf Sports Association, said during the park’s rededication ceremony on June 30.

Read more: https://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/7405072-elite-runner-paul-landry-returns-home-to-hunt-club-for-park-rededication/

Source: Ottawa Community News

Camp is a field of dreams for deaf children

By Mike Bush

Mike Bush Fanasty Baseball CampST. LOUIS - Our summers are often remembered in sounds and for many, the melody is baseball.

But it turns out, memories can be made even in the sounds of silence.

Welcome to the Mike Bush Fantasy Baseball Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Read more & view video: http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/making-a-difference/camp-is-a-field-of-dreams-for-deaf-children/451973167

Source: KDSK

Deaf rugby youngster shortlisted for prestigious award

By Aaron Wise

A DEAF rugby player has been shortlisted for a prestigious gong at the Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Community Awards for her work with the Worcester Warriors Foundation.

Emma Henighan has been nominated for the ‘PLAY Achiever of the Year Award’ at the House of Commons’ Terrace Pavilion on Tuesday, July 4, for her commitment to introducing rugby to new audiences.

Read more: https://worcesterobserver.co.uk/sport/deaf-rugby-youngster-shortlisted-for-prestigious-award/

Source: Worcester Observer

13,000 Hanwha Eagles fans learn to cheer in sign language

By Kim Seek

Hanwha EaglesDuring the Hanwha Eagles’ game against the SK Wyverns at Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium on Saturday, Sung Min-gook walked up to the mound to make a ceremonial first pitch while his father, Sung Baek-chul, signed to him.

“Min-gook never played baseball before,” said Park Young-jin, executive officer of the Korean Hearing Impaired Baseball Association. “But he is very proud of his father playing for Daejeon Deaf Eagles. Due to the creation of baseball sign language, the two enjoy talking about baseball.”

Read more: http://mengnews.joins.com/view.aspx?aId=3034274&gCat=070

Source: Korea Joongang Daily

Playing without Hearing: How deaf North Ogden teen Ethan Tingey plays baseball

North Odgen MSBeing deaf is only a minor obstacle for North Ogden Jr. High catcher Ethan Tingey. The 14-year-old has played since he was 6 and hopes to catch for Weber High School in the coming years.

Read more & view video: http://visuals.standard.net/2017/05/24/playing-without-hearing-deaf-north-ogden-catcher-ethan-tingey-makes-baseball-his-goal/

Source: Standard-Examiner

Eldoret to host deaf athletics championships

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – This year’s National Deaf Athletics Championships will be hosted at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County on May 23 and 24.

Title sponsor Safaricom has committed Sh2.5m towards the two-day event, which the Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya (DAAK) will use to select the team that will represent Kenya at the 2017 Deaflympics Games taking place in Turkey from July 18 to 30.

Read more: http://www.viportal.co/sports/eldoret-to-host-deaf-athletics-championships-capital-fm-kenya-press-release-blog/

Source: VIPortal

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