On Friday, January 25th, 2020 the Jax Foundation held our very first tournament of the year, the Jax Foundation’s Badminton Tournament for the Deaf. This great event was held in Kyiv, Ukraine at the Grand Prix sports club and was open to all deaf professional players from around the world.
Badminton as a sport requires mental acuity of course, but
also requires sharpness of the senses, one of those being sound. To be able to
hear the sounds on the court allows players who have the ability to hear
normally an advantage to those who cannot. However, this did not stop players
from Ukraine, Czech Republic and Turkey in competing for prize totaling 75,000
UAH, donated by the Jax Foundation.