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May 23, 2005

2007 Deaflympics Press Release (May 23, 2005)

From: 2007 Deaflympics Media - May 23, 2005

Suzanne Stecker, Media & Public Relations
2007 Deaflympics Organizing Committee
Phone: (866) 327-8877
CSD Listed as Major Sponsor of the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (May 23, 2005) — Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) has signed on as a Gold Medal Partner Sponsor of the 16th Deaflympic Winter Games, 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 funds in the amount of $250,000 and in-kind services that will support the 2007 Deaflympic Games.  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.
The contribution to the 2007 Deaflympic Games stood as a testament to CSD's ongoing commitment to returning revenue back into the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community through programs and support services.  Chairperson Benedict confirms, "CSD has been a partner with the USA Deaf Sports Federation for several years, and has expanded to support international deaf sports with its sponsor partnership with the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games."   The other major sponsor of the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games is Sorenson Media of Salt Lake City, Utah.
About Deaflympics
The Deaflympics, under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, is the second oldest multi-sport and cultural festival on earth, with a long and proud history since the inaugural Games were held in Paris, France in 1924.  This will be the fourth time the Deaflympics have been staged in the United States.  The Deaflympic Summer Games were held in Washington, DC in 1965 and Los Angeles in 1985, and the Winter Games at Lake Placid, NY in 1975.  Additional information on the 2007 Deaflympic Winter Games is available via their website
About CSD
CSD is a non-profit community, social, and communication service provider, which was founded in 1975 and now is the largest Deaf-operated business in the United States, with over 42 offices and 3,000 employees throughout the nation.  More details on CSD are available online at
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