Join the School of Health & Kinesiology (H&K) and Outlook Nebraska for Playing Through the Foul: adapting for inclusion from the coach, instructor, and employer perspective, featuring motivational speaker, sports analyst and basketball coach Vera Jones. Jones will share her insights on how to coach and adapt for students and players with disabilities such as the vision loss experienced by her own son.
Following Jones' talk, a panel of experts in the field of adaptation will offer insights and answer questions for teachers, special education professionals, coaches, medical and allied health professionals, and parents of children living with vision loss to ensure inclusivity in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the workplace.
• Dr. Mike Messerole | School of Health & Kinesiology
• Dr. Jeremy Johnson | College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
• Donna Hultman | Teacher of the Visually Impaired
• Rachel Carver | Public Relations Facilitator at Outlook Nebraska
Admission is free! RSVP to Ellen Eitzmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2910. View flier >>
Vera Jones is a Motivational Speaker, Professional Development Trainer, Author, Award-Winning Television and Radio Broadcaster, and Syracuse University Hall-of-Fame Scholar-Athlete. She is most widely known for her extensive background in broadcasting, serving as a Women’s Basketball Analyst and Reporter for various networks over the past two decades including her current 11-year remote and studio analyst tenure with the Big Ten Network. Her broadcast experience also includes ESPN, Fox Sports, Madison Square Garden Network, and NBA-TV. While Vera still enjoys a career broadcasting sports, she passionately pursues her purpose by empowering individuals and teams to "Play Through the Foul" of adversity and win in this game of life!
Vera's resume includes over a decade as a radio personality at several radio stations from New York to Florida. She was tabbed the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association "Personality of the Year" in 1994 as a Country Radio Morning Show Co-Host. Her "Bobbi Jones" Country Radio DJ impression has become a hilariously popular character with audiences everywhere! Vera acting with the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company and stand-up comedy.
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