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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

2017 SEC Baseball Community Service Team Announced

Texas AM UniversityAs a student-athlete who is 53 percent deaf in both ears due to his premature birth of 2.5 months, he has been an inspiration to the children of the Brazos Valley Regional School for the Deaf volunteering at their annual picnic and field day … He is a three-year participant in the Aggies Baseball Paint-A-Thon where the team visits the home of a local resident in need to paint the exterior of the home, perform basic outdoor maintenance and landscaping … He helped the Aggies raise a combined $43,133 the last two years for Vs. Cancer Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation … Has a regular schedule of visits to volunteer at local elementary schools … Finalist for The Texas A&M Athletics Lohman Inspiration Award.

Read more: http://www.kbtx.com/content/sports/2017-SEC-Baseball-Community-Service-Team-Announced-422821724.html

Source: KBTX

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