NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Sounds and Beltone are partnering up on Saturday, August 17, to provide a special evening for the hearing-impaired as a part of the team's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Night at Greer Stadium as the Sounds take on the Round Rock Express.
An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be provided for the National Anthem, 7th Inning Stretch, and select public address announcements, courtesy of Bridges, Middle Tennessee's premier non-profit resource for interpreting, education, and youth services for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities.
And to top the night off, one lucky fan in need will win a pair of Promise 17 hearing aids, valued at $8,600.
In addition, the first 2,000 fans to the park will receive drawstring backpacks courtesy of Burger King. The game will be followed by a post-game fireworks show presented by Nashville's News 2. Kids 12 and under are invited to the Delta Dental Run the Bases following the game.
Reserved tickets for the night will be $10, with $2 of each ticket benefitting the Hearing Loss Association of America's Nashville Chapter and Bridges. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, August 12, to qualify for hearing aid giveaway.
Fans wanting the best seats for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Night can purchase tickets by visiting our online ticket ordering site and using the username 'DHHNight' and password 'sounds817'. For any additional questions or information, please contact Andi Grindley at (615) 690-4487 ext. 103 or via email.
Founded in 1940, Chicago-based Beltone is a global leader in hearing health care. One of the largest manufacturers of hearing instruments, Beltone products are sold in the United States, Canada and over 50 countries worldwide. Beltone remains the most trusted brand for quality products and care among its patients and adults aged 50 and older.
The Hearing Loss Association of America is the nation's leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
Bridges main goal is to unite the deaf, the hard of hearing and the hearing communities through education, services and support, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.
Individual tickets as well as group packages for the 2013 Nashville Sounds season are currently on sale. Call (615) 690-HITS or click here to visit our tickets page to order or for more information.
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