HEROES FOR THE PAGES - THE WILLIAM HOY STORY
Join Dallas Children's Theater and author Nancy Churnin on June 13 at 2pm for, The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game by Nancy Churnin. All William Ellsworth Hoy wanted to do was play baseball. After losing out on a spot on the local deaf team, William practiced even harder—eventually earning a position on a professional team. But his struggle was far from over. In addition to the prejudice Hoy faced, he could not hear the umpires' calls. One day he asked the umpire to use hand signals: strike, ball, out. That day he not only got on base but also changed the way the game was played forever. William "Dummy" Hoy became one of the greatest and most beloved players of his time! Steve Sandy, an expert in all things William Hoy, will be our guest. Audiences will learn to sign a few words in sign language and about the importance of inclusion!