he seventh inning stretch! Home runs, rooting for the home team, tail gate parties, hotdogs—lots of hotdogs—conjure up some of the most memorable images of a trip to the ball park. But for deaf and hard-of-hearing teens it is even more special.
This year, once again, Quota International of Plantation, Florida, took the lucky number of “thirteen” deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to a Florida Marlins baseball game. The Marlins donated the tickets and the Quota club members split the cost for the refreshments. Everyone arrived about an hour before the game. The chaperones cooked the hotdogs and served up some chips and soda. Cookies were provided for dessert.
With hungry teenagers, that probably was just enough to get them through several innings. The Quotarians also donated some money for extra treats during the game. You can’t beat that for a great evening. So, play ball!