Honors for Jim
Jim Kissick touched the lives of many people in a wide variety of communities in both his professional and personal lives. The many tributes he has received are a testament to his impact and the fond feelings held for him by so many.
An example of the many honors he received was the moving tribute during the NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Supporting the NAIA as an honorary coach of the Georgetown Tigers was a highlight of Jim’s year, and something he did for 16 years. The NAIA celebrated his contributions by making the second round of the 2019 tournament “Jim Kissick Day.” All 32 teams in the tournament wore “JK | #KissickProud” patches on their uniforms throughout the tournament. Before the final game, Jim’s family was presented with a “16 Years” NAIA jersey by the Georgetown coach and NAIA leaders, and got to witness Jim’s beloved Georgetown Tigers triumphing with the championship.
Copy about other posthumous honors (city council proclamations, Grain Valley golf tournament renamed Kissick Classic