Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society Launches New Public Service Announcement


As part of their alliance, the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) released a PSA to Major League Baseball clubs and their minor league affiliates. This PSA featuring Curtis Pride is part of a multi-year outreach initiative, "Ability Transcends Challenges," undertaken by PBATS to educate the public about the talents of people with disabilities in sports and in the workplace. In his own words, Pride, who is deaf and played 11 years in the major leagues, talks about being accepted for his talent. He urges everyone to give people with disabilities an opportunity to prove themselves.


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