Minnesota’s Zack LaVine Gives Back to Hard-of-Hearing Community
With all the attention focused on greed and selfishness among pro athletes these days, it’s nice to see one that is positive and addresses the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zack LaVine, who won the NBA’s slam dunk contest during the NBA All-Star Game last month, has donated time and money to the Metro School for the Deaf in St. Paul. Perhaps more impressively, despite the fact that he is not hard-of-hearing, he became proficient in American Sign Language in high school and used it to communicate directly with the 100 or so students from the school, where he volunteers his time. Audiology Today has reached out to Zack, and we hope to have the opportunity to interview him during the offseason. Right now, they are probably still celebrating after beating the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night for only their ninth loss on the season, and second at home!