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CSD Golf Classic Raises Over $15,000 for Deaf Youth

On July 31, at Spring Creek Golf Course in Harrisburg, S.D., CSD held its seventh annual Golf Classic fundraiser. All proceeds from this charity event benefit Camp Lakodia’s National Literacy and Leadership Camp (NLLC) for deaf and hard of hearing youth. The NLLC is held each year at Camp Lakodia, located on Lake Herman in Madison, S.D.
The golf teams played a best-ball scramble format, and the top three teams actually tied (11 under), and winners had to be decided by handicap. The top three teams were Haake Insurance, SDN, and Sprint.

There were also individual awards — Longest Drive Men: Jim Skjeveland (Sprint); Longest Drive Women: Joy Feige (Eide Bailly); Longest Putt Men: Adam Ellsworth (CSD); Longest Putt Women: Doris Krekelberg (former CSD); Closest to Pin Men: Rick Gordon (John Archer’s team); Closest to Pin Women: Anne Delay (KSFY Action News).

Over $15,000 was raised to support next year’s NLLC campers.

“It’s hard to believe we have been hosting the CSD Golf Classic for seven years already,” said Ben Soukup, CSD chief executive officer. “It’s gratifying seeing the outpouring of support for these deaf youth — who are our future deaf leaders — from the Sioux Falls community, our business partners, and of course, from CSD employees who volunteer and participate. Thanks to all of them, we the Golf Classic experienced another successful year.”

CSD’s DTV Help Center Resource Ends July 31

Since February, deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and hearing consumers could access CSD’s DTV Help Center for assistance with the DTV transition, thanks to a contract from the FCC. The original contract was to end in May, but the FCC twice extended the contract, which is now going to end July 31.
The CSD DTV Web site, which can be found at, will continue to be available after July 31. But the actual call center—which set the bar for call center accessibility by being able to receive traditional phone calls, and also TTY, relay, video relay, videophone, and CapTel calls—is no longer available starting Aug. 1. The DTV Web site counted millions of hits over its first six months, and people are still heavily using this as a resource today.

You can continue to contact the FCC’s DTV call center for any questions about converter boxes, antennas, signal loss, captioning, etc. by calling 1-888-CALLFCC.