Morrie Dawkins

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Dawkins was a longtime supporter of local athletics and a faithful civil servant. He was mayor of Bremerton for three years and also served as a district councilman and a park board member. Dawkins worked extensively with the Special Olympics, was a president of the Bremerton Softball Association and helped get the Pendergast Complex into reality. A top bowler, he’s also a member of the county and state bowling Halls of Fame. Dawkins died in 2008 of Alzheimer’s. He was 83.

Morrie Dawkins Remembered for Service and ‘Sweet’ Disposition

Rex Brown

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Brown is a icon in the officiating world. He spent 51 years as an umpire, 36 as a football referee and 25 as a basketball official. He was the first state umpire-in-chief and worked as a district umpire-in-chief for the ASA. He was one of the first umpires to be certified for international duty and umpired tournaments and conducted clinics around the world. Brown is a member of the National and district ASA Halls of Fame. He died in 2009 of congestive heart failure at 83. The Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award is named in honor of Brown.

Rex Brown: A Gentleman and a Respected Umpire