ICSD Names Benedict To Board

Frederick MD, USA - The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has announced the appointment of A. Dwight Benedict to its Board. Benedict brings a wide range of experience with him to ICSD, which organizes the Summer and Winter Deaflympics—bringing deaf athletes from all around the world to compete against each other in a variety of sports and disciplines.

Currently the Dean of Student Affairs at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC; Mr. Benedict is uniquely qualified to serve on the ICSD Board. He was CEO of the 2007 Winter Deaflympics in Salt Lake City, UT, USA—which set records in number of nations attending, number of athletes, number of sports, number of disciplines, and number of events. He also served as US Team Director for the 1987 and 1991 Winter Deaflympics. Moreover, he was the US Ski Team Leader in 1995, 1999, and 2003. His vice-chairship of the 2002 Deaf Way II International Conference and Festival gives him unique credentials on the international level. On a personal level, Dwight is married to Dr. Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict and the couple has two daughters.

Stated Craig Crowley, ICSD President, "I am excited to have A. Dwight Benedict join the ICSD Board. His experience in pulling off a successful Winter Deaflympics will help the Board immensely as it goes forth in planning for upcoming Deaflympics." Adds Mr. Benedict, "I have always had a heart for Deaf Sports and look forward to serving this passion by fulfilling my duties on the Board."

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