March 24, 2005

Former WON Bass tournament director, Mike Kennedy passed away

Mike Kennedy, former WON Bass tournament director, passed away on March 22nd. He had a motorcycle accident in late Feburary. He had to go through a few surgeries after hospitalized. Once he showed recovery, but he is going to be sorely missed throughout the world now. He was born on 17th of August, 1946 in Illinois. He put a lot of efforts toward the participation of Japanese anglers on U.S. OPEN for years. Also, he was the first person to display of Japan's national flag on bass fishing tournament held in the U.S. He led the JB's US Challenge event held in 2000 as its director of the American side, and he is one of the important people who has contributed the growth of Japanese bass fishing scene. His memorial service will be at Skyline Church of La Mesa, California, on March 31st.

We are thinking of you and praying for you in this time of loss. staff

Posted by DODGE at March 24, 2005 12:20 PM in Tournament (U.S. others)