JJ Jones and Kenneth Milner have spent years helping individuals with hearing loss enjoy sports and the arts.
JJ Jones was the founder of open captioned movies in Kansas City and was instrumental in helping the Boulevard Drive- In start captioning movies shown there. He has introduced and encouraged several deaf artists to partake in the De’Via Art Festival which is part of the Downtown Olathe Art Festival.
JJ works for The Whole Person where he teaches teens how to set goals for the future, be independent, and encourages them to use technology such as videophone and Relay Service including Spanish Relay Service.
JJ has also served on the Committee for Deaf Sports KC and is the head coach for the Sertoma Sports Camp for kids who have special needs.
Like JJ Jones, Kenneth Milner has spent many years promoting athletic involvement for individuals with hearing loss. Kenneth was president of the KSDAA (Kansas Deaf Athlete Association) for many years and has been involved with the Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf and the American Athletic Association of the Deaf.
Kenneth also served as the president for the Olathe Club of the Deaf for many years until the late 1990s, He chaired the 150th Anniversary Celebration for the Kansas School for the Deaf which attracted over 1000 guests.
This leadership recognition has been brought to you by Hamilton Relay.
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