Former President of the IBF and USBA, Hiawatha Knight, passed last week. Her funeral has been set for this Thursday, with another event held on this Friday. Find the full statement from the IBF and more details on the events here.
We were deeply saddened when we learned of the passing of our former President Hiawatha Knight last week. Hiawatha was part of the fabric of the IBF/USBA. She was a founding member of the organization and held a position on the board of directors until recently.
Hiawatha became a leader in the sport when it wasn’t common to see a woman in such a position. She was one of the pioneers creating a path for many more women to come. Her passion and enthusiasm for boxing, and her dedication to this organization will always be remembered.
Over the past few days we have received many condolence messages which we deeply appreciate. So many remember her with such fondness, but the common thread in all these messages is, “Hiawatha was a class act.” While our hearts are heavy with this loss, we join the Knight family in honoring and celebrating Hiawatha’s life.
Services for Hiawatha Knight will be held on:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
4pm – 8pm
Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.
14751 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, Michigan 48235
Celebration of Life
Friday, October 31, 2014
Carter Metropolitan C.M.E. Church
1510 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48208
Family Hour at 9:30am
Funeral immediately following