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Sens to celebrate the life of Jim Knight on Thursday

By Helena American Legion Baseball, 07/13/22, 2:00PM MDT


Please join us THURSDAY, JULY 14 AT 6:30 PM as we celebrate the life of Helena umpire legend Jim Knight with his family. We will be presenting the First Annual Jim Knight Memorial Award to one of our Senator players.

Helena's 13U and 9U State Championship teams will also be on hand as the Post 2 will honor and recognize their achievement.

First pitch between the Helena Senators and Great Falls Chargers will be at 7:00 PM.

About Jim Knight

Post 2 of the American Legion and the Helena Senators celebrate the life of Jim Knight.  Jim passed away August 12, 2021 after his 5-year battle with cancer.  He became a familiar sight at the ballfields throughout Helena in his 32-year career as an official for ASA, American Legion, MLB Pioneer League, and the NAIA Frontier Conference.  Jim was one of THE GREATEST supporters of all umpires, especially to those from the MLB minor leagues and American Legion baseball here at Kindrick Legion Field.  Mr. Knight is also the father of current MLB umpire Brian Knight.

The Award

The Helena Senators will honor Mr. Knight with a new addition to their annual awards, the Jim Knight Memorial Award.  This award is voted on by the Helena umpire pool, led by UIC Mike Taylor,  and is presented to the player that best demonstrates integrity, sportsmanship, character and Jim’s passion for the game of baseball.

Joining us to present the first Jim Knight Memorial Award are Jim’s long time companion Candace Girvan and loved ones Jinny and Jim English.  Jim’s sons, Brian and Kevin Knight and daughter, Kelly Todd, are unable to make the trip to Montana but express their gratitude and congratulate the Jim Knight Memorial Award winner.