Lanz Ang is realising his dream to play golf at a high level, representing Australia on the world stage. We are delighted to have met Lanz through our Youth Grant program and to have supported him in furthering his golfing skills.
With his 2021 Youth Grant, Lanz Ang was able to purchase to new golfing equipment as he prepares to represent Australia in the World Deaf Golfing Championships in October 2022 – which will be occurring in Lihue, Hawaii.
“In joining this tournament, it gives me the courage and self confidence in meeting different kinds of people,” Lanz said. “When I joined Deaf Golf Victoria as one of their members, they gave me confidence that I can still do what other people can do.”
Now, his mother Luz has supported us by nominating us for a Crown Resorts Foundation Community Grant! Thank you Luz and Lanz.
“Deaf Children Australia is a non-profit organisation that is so dear to me because my son is
deaf,” said Luz.
“DCA gives our children an opportunity to develop their skills to build their confidence and connect with community. I nominated them… so that they can help more families like ours.”
Due to Luz’s successful nomination, Deaf Children Australia received a $5000 Community Grant – helping
us to continue our work supporting deaf and hard of hearing young people to reach their full potential. We are incredibly thankful for her nomination!
As Lanz now prepares to travel to Hawaii for the Deaf Golfing Championships in October, we received a wonderful note about his progress:
“Hi, my name is Lanz and I am deaf!
As you know people who are deaf or hard of hearing have different skills and abilities just like people who hear. Sometimes they think that we can’t communicate and therefore we won’t be good at what we do, but guess what….we are and we can!
I am a golfer and I am now headed to my first World Deaf Golf Championship to be held in Hawaii. I’ve been fortunate enough to be selected to compete against 17 countries and 114 golfers all around the world.
Representing Australia is the best feeling one can have and it’s a great honour that I will carry for the rest of my life.
I would like to thank Deaf Children Australia for sponsoring me through their grant. I am forever in debt to you for giving me this opportunity to compete internationally.
Thank you for kindness.”
We are incredibly excited to see where Lanz’s journey takes him. We will be cheering for him as he participates in the 2022 World Deaf Golf Championships and we hope you will too. Let’s get behind Lanz, to also show other young deaf and hard of hearing people they can achieve anything they put their mind to.