The Rochester Red Wings baseball team are partnering with RIT/NTID and Rochester School for the Deaf to host the second Deaf Culture Day at Frontier Field, on Thursday, Sept. 2. The 7:05 p.m., game is against the Worcester Red Sox.
There will be interpreters, a ‘silent inning,’ and The Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless America performed in sign language, along with other planned activities. The Red Wings, as they do every Thursday home game, will play as the Plates wearing American Sign Language jerseys. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off.
“RIT/NTID is thrilled to be working with the Red Wings/Plates once again for Deaf Culture Day,” said RIT/NTID President Gerry Buckley. “We are grateful for the organization’s commitment to Rochester’s Deaf community—one of the largest per capita in the nation—and know that Sept. 2 will be a great night for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the rest of the Rochester area.”
Rochester Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason is looking forward to hosting the event once again.
“Based on the popularity and success of our first event in 2019, we are proud to partner with NTID and the Rochester School for the Deaf for our second annual Deaf Culture Day at Frontier Field,” said Mason. “It was such a cool and unique event in 2019 and we look forward to making this an even bigger and better celebration of the deaf community and the important impact that deaf citizens have had in Rochester. We look forward to hosting many deaf members of the Rochester community and their families, as well as members of the RIT/NTID student body, while educating all fans about deaf culture.”
Tickets are now on sale. Use the code DEAFCULTURE for $2 off tickets.
For more information, go to the Rochester Red Wings website.