In Fondest Memory - Jim Kinkade
Illinois State Rifle Association is sad to relay to its members news of the sudden passing of James Kinkade on December 6 at the age of 67. Jim was visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs for the 2007 USA Shooting Coach College and Conference.
Coaching at the Olympic, National, State and Local levels, Jim Kinkade was a long-time volunteer for USA Shooting, NRA, ISRA and other shooting sports organizations.
He was a member of the USAS, National Rifle Association and Civilian Marksmanship Program National Coach Development staff, which is the group that teaches coach schools, camps and clinics and helps promote shooting programs at the state and regional level.
Jim was a Benefactor member of ISRA, an NRA Member, and member of the Illinois Friends of NRA State Committee. He was also the coach of the Sandy Ford Junior Shooters in his hometown of Streator. He helped spur the formation of many new shooting clubs in Illinois, with emphasis on the development of Junior Shooters. Each summer, Kinkade volunteered a week of his time at the 4-H Invitational (Nationals) and conducted numerous camps and clinics every year, many in Illinois.
There was never anyone more committed to the current state and the future of the shooting sports than Jim Kinkade. His passing leaves a void that will be hard to fill.
Kinkade is survived by four children.