Deaf pitcher Ishii to meet with Deaf students at stadium in Hokkaido next month

Pitcher Ishii* Yuya* of Nippon-Ham Fighters (April 27, Sapporo dome)

July 18, 2013

A professional baseball game by the Nippon-Ham Fighters will be held at the Morino Stadium in Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, on August 17-18.

At the opportunity, a deaf pitcher Ishii* Yuya* (石井裕也) (32) of the Nippon-Ham Fighters Team will meet with the children from the Obihiro school for the Deaf.

It was realized in three years by a welfare center staff who proposed to the professional baseball team. Ishii is looking forward to meeting the Deaf school children.

The Deaf students will see the practice Ishii does at the stadium, and then meet him on the afternoon of August 16.

Ishii will tell them about his daily life with baseball and so on.

Two years ago, a group of Deaf children, etc. have been invited to the game at the Sapporo dome.

Japanese source:

*The Japanese name is usually in order: one's last name comes first, and then the first name comes next. 

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