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GU track and field entertains visitors from the Pacific Islands

GU track and field entertains visitors from the Pacific Islands

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s track and field program had the opportunity to teach and interact with a global audience on May 8 when the Bison hosted 19 deaf and hard of hearing students from the Pacific Islands. The visit was organized with the U.S. Department of State through the Sports Visitors program for the Office of SportsUnited for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The visiting group had the chance to tour Gallaudet University during the day then observed a Bison track and field practice. The visitors had the chance to meet the Bison student-athletes and later practiced on the track.

“Our student-athletes served as great role models for the young visiting athletes,” said Gallaudet coach Mikaela Hudson. “Meeting the Gallaudet student-athletes inspired them to continue to work hard in everything they do. Many of the visitors left eager to further there own track and field careers and more importantly, pursue attending college.”

Hudson and assistant coach Katelyn Reese teamed up with Global Game Changers (GGC) on Sunday, May 5, at George Mason University to promote the sport of track and field, leadership, healthy lifestyle, and positivity while training their coaches.

About Global Game Changers
GGC is a sports programming and event consultation firm that operates around the world. Based in the United States, GGC is comprised of experienced specialists able to provide solutions for sporting services, clinics, leagues, sports and life skills based curricula, and sport for development programs. Using sports to promote a healthy lifestyle, positive values, and wholesome competition, our mission is to establish and promote sports and recreational physical activities, as well as healthy lifestyle opportunities.

Deaf students from the Pacific Islands with members of GGC including Gallaudet coach Mikaela Hudson

A deaf student from the Pacific Islands warms up on the track by walking over a hurdle.