Charles Hammack was a past Deaflympics wrestler and
like with other Deaflympics athletes, burdened with
raising his own funds (few thousand dolalrs).
Hammack, then a Gallaudet student, would pick up discarded
soft drink cans on the campus and bring these to recycling
centers for cash. He would attend campus parties, accompanied
by a huge plastic bag.
By sticking to this task every day between classes and
training sessions, Charles picked up enough cans to nearly
meet his fund raising goal – he was only short several hundred
dollars that he gladly paid out of his pockets!