16th Winter Deaflympics: Moving Forward for One and All
The 16th Winter Deaflympics, to be held in Salt Lake City USA (SLC) February 1-10, 2007, will offer the best of the Winter Deaflympics tradition, competition featuring the world’s best deaf athletes, and a cultural arts festival. In an effort to have something for winter sports enthusiasts and others, the 16th Winter Deaflympics Organizing Committee is planning to create an international winter sports and cultural arts festival that will coincide with the Games. The Deaflympics, founded in 1924, is the second oldest international multi-cultural sports event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympics which were founded in 1894.
2007 Winter Deaflympics Organizing Committee Announces $250,000 Donation from Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Largest Cash Gift Received by the Deaflympic Winter Games Will Help Ensure Success of Premier Athletic and Cultural Event
The 2007 Winter Deaflympics Organizing Committee today announced receipt of a $250,000 donation from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to sponsor the opening ceremony of the 2007 Winter Deaflympics. The Games are expected to draw 400 deaf athletes from 20+ countries and over 6,000 fans to Salt Lake and Park City, February 1-10, 2007. The donation is the largest cash gift the international sports competition has received.
DeafNation Becomes 2007 Deaflympics Bronze Medal Partner
DeafNation, Inc., of Frederick, Maryland, became a Bronze Medal Partner of the 16th Winter Deaflympics, scheduled to be held February 1-10, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
DeafNation’s Chief Executive Officer Joel Barish and 2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee Chairperson Dwight Benedict signed an agreement in which DeafNation provides 2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee with promotional media support through numerous Deaf community events hosted by DeafNation; DeafNation Expos, golf tournaments, art festivals, and the DeafNation website before, during and after the 2007 Winter Deaflympics.
CSD Listed as Major Sponsor of the 2007 Winter Deaflympics
Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) has signed on as a Gold Medal Partner Sponsor of the 16th Winter Deaflympics, held in Salt Lake City, Utah February 1-10, 2007.
Among the agreement between CSD's Chief Executive Officer Ben Soukup and the Organizing Committee Chair Dwight Benedict were cash contributions and in-kind services that will support the 2007 Deaflympics.
Officials who witnessed the groundbreaking moment include USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) President Bobbie Beth Scoggins, along with Vice President Jack Lamberton and CSD Organizational & Community Relations Officer Frank Turk.
Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. Announces 16th Winter Deaflympics to be held in Utah, February 1-10, 2007
Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. announced that Utah was chosen as the site of the 2007 Winter Deaflympics, the largest winter athletic and cultural event of deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee chairman Dwight Benedict said that Utah was chosen for the 2007 Deaflympics because of the world class winter sports venues left over from the 2002 Olympics, Utah has the greatest snow in the world, and the people of Utah, both deaf and hearing, are known for their great, warm hospitality. Utah also has a great Deaf community which is working closely with us in organizing the 2007 Winter Deaflympics.