Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Baranek: Shepard's Bryan Leyden gearing up for Deaflympics challenge

By Tony Baranek

USADVShepard senior Bryan Leyden has been facing challenges since the day he was born with moderate-to-severe hearing loss.

It hasn't stopped him from making friends. Playing music. Excelling in volleyball.

The challenge that awaits Leyden this summer will be his biggest.

The Crestwood native has been selected as a member of the U.S. men's volleyball team that will be competing in the 2017 Summer Deaflympics. The games take place from July 18-30 in Samsun, Turkey.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/sports/ct-sta-tony-baranek-column-st-0505-20170504-story.html

Source: The Chicago Tribune

Sign language tutor invited to play volleyball at Deaflympics

By Anna Leigh Ogle

USADVCity College’s very own American Sign Language tutor Hugo Martinez was selected for the USA Men’s Deaf Volleyball team for the 2017 Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey.
The Channels conducted an interview with Martinez and an American Sign Language translator.

“When I got the initial invite to try out, it was just a moment of a lifetime,” Martinez said. “I’ve always wanted to go to the Deaf Olympics since I was a kid and finally I get to go.”

Read more: http://www.thechannels.org/features/2017/04/28/sign-language-tutor-invited-to-play-volleyball-at-deaflympics/

Source: The Channels

Duo extend welcome

By Rebecca Fist

Australia Deaf VolleyballWagga volleyball players Matt Shannon and Matt Lloyd won silver for NSW at the National Deaf Beach Volleyball competition earlier in the month. Lloyd’s encouraging hard-of-hearing people interested in any sport to contact NSW Deaf Sports via Facebook and take part in the Australian Deaf Games in Albury Wodonga in January.

Read more: http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/4602599/duo-extend-welcome/

Source: The Daily Advertiser

PAIR OF DECORATED TRANSFERS JOIN UH BEACH VOLLEYBALL SQUAD

USADVHONOLULU – University of Hawai'i beach volleyball coach Jeff Hall announced the additions of Carly Kan and Cali Bunn to the 2017 roster. Both players bring All-American pedigree to a squad that has its sights set on a national title run this spring.

Read more: http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/news/2017/1/9/womens-beach-volleyball-pair-of-decorated-transfers-join-uh-beach-volleyball-squad.aspx

Source: University of Hawaii Athletics

Kelly Kyle Kidd ’16 Plays for National US Deaf Volleyball Team

USADVSince birth, Kelly Kyle Kidd ’16 has had a significant hearing impairment that requires her to wear bilateral hearing aids. Some may see that as a disadvantage in life, but Kelly has never let her impairment get in the way of her plans. After a distinguished high school career, Kelly played as an outside hitter on the Butler Women’s Volleyball team during her undergraduate years. Playing a Division-1 sport is no easy task, but such an undertaking takes on another level of challenge when playing with an impairment.

Read more: https://www.butler.edu/physician-assistant/kelly-kyle-kidd

Source: Butler University

Female athletes get a $100K boost this holiday from Fuelling Women Champions

Canada Deaf Sports AssociationCanada’s dairy farmers announce recipients of inaugural Champions Fund initiative

Team Canada Deaf Women' Volleyball

What started as a call to female athletes nation-wide, seeking stories of perseverance to pursue their passion for sport, has today culminated with the unveiling of 20 recipients of the inaugural Champions Fund, a new $100,000 grant program introduced by Canada’s dairy farmers designed to support girls and women across the country in achieving sports excellence.

Read more: https://www.dairyfarmers.ca/news-centre/news/marketing-nutrition/female-athletes-get-a-100k-boost-this-holiday-from-fuelling-women-champions

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada

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