ASL Anthem Highlights Goat’s Awareness Night

Yard Goats spread awareness for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

The Yard Goats helps spread awareness for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.  The Goats included the American School for the Deaf ASL performance with the anthem (see below) as part of their game presentation.

According to the World Health Organization, more than 5% of the world’s population has ‘disabling’ hearing loss, which requires rehabilitation, support and/or advocacy. Additionally, more than 1 billion young adults are at risk of permanent hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices. It is estimated that more than 700 million people – or 1/10 people – will have disabling hearing loss by 2050.

What you can do during Deaf Awareness Month:
    1. Learn sign language.
    2. Share stories from deaf creators.
    3. Support deaf businesses.
    4. Learn about d/Deaf culture.
    5. Join a d/Deaf group (ie: Phonak hEARos)
    6. Advocate deaf accessibility at work and in your community.
    7. Volunteer at non-profits, civil liberties groups, or school for the Deaf.
Many individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing prefer the terms “deaf” and “hard of hearing,” because they consider them to be more positive than the term “hearing impaired,” which implies a deficit or that something is wrong that makes a person less than whole.

Related Posts from other team’s Deaf Awareness Nights: Plus is a network to enhance the fan value of events.  Twice a month we gather for an hour-long discussion on an industry topic with a special guest to share their insights. Leaders like Zack Frongillo (Savannah Bananas), Steve Johnston (Kroenke Sports), Claire Czerniuk (Detroit Pistons), Zoltan Berensci (Harlem Globetrotters), John Franzone (Tampa Bay Lightning), Tyler Ferraro (Vegas Golden Knights), Maurice Brazelton (Sacramento Kings), Jackie Maldonado (Houston Texans), Todd Bosma (Portland Trail Blazers), and Anton Wright (MLSE) have discussed a wide range of industry topics. 

Coming in November “Upping your Appearance Game with Kenn Solomon and Jon Cudo” (11/9 1pm EST) and “Excellence in Live Event Hosting with Greg Hutson” (11/22 1pm EST). 

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