Fremont, California - On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the 5th Grade class at California School for the Deaf, Fremont, held a donation awarding ceremony. The students had created and printed a book earlier in the year which was put on sale throughout the school and the local community. With the proceeds of the book sales, the students voted to award $1,500 to USA Deaf Sports Federation's Deaflympic funds. The ceremony was held in the 5th grade classroom where the students provided a life-sized check to Mr. Jack Lamberton, USADSF President.
As a special thank you, USADSF asked Sean Esson, 2-time medalist in the 2015 Winter Deaflympics, to speak to the class. Sean met with the class on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, and presented with a variety of pictures and media. The students were especially excited to see his medals up close!
USADSF sends our deepest gratitude to the teachers and students of the CSD Fremont 5th Grade class for their significant contribution, which will help pay for various expenses for Team USA to attend the 2017 Summer Deaflympics, to be held in Samsun, Turkey. USADSF also wishes to thank Sean Esson for his willingness and eagerness to meet with the class. He inspired the students to pursue their dreams, and it is athletes like Sean who inspire USADSF to continue the mission of USA Deaf Sports at the international level with passion.
Want to help? Donate to Team USA here: https://usdeafsports.org/support/