Feigner Passes KHC Torch to NABCA
Updated 2/26/2007118:04 AM PT
the express wishes of Eddie Feigner, the leadership of world-famous
‘The King And His Court’ four-man softball team
is being passed to the North American Booster Club Association
wife, Anne Marie, said: "Eddie dedicated his life to
entertaining people around the world and it was something
that Eddie passionately wanted to see continue.
North American Booster Club Association is the best organization
to take over and continue what Eddie started. With NABCA's
leadership and the enthusiastic members, Eddies legacy and
The King and His Court will continue touring and inspiring
people and helping communities for generations to come."
2007 tour, named "The Old School Tour," will be
a throwback to the early years of the team’s history.
Featured will be 50s style uniforms and comedy routines not
seen in several years as well as the high level of fast-pitch
Executive Director and The King & His Courts new administrative
leader, Steve Beden said "The King and His Court will
continue the legacy started by Feigner of helping to raise
money for charity and youth organizations while providing
a positive family oriented event. NABCA is committed to helping
insure that The King and His Court not only lives on for decades
to come, but also provides an expanded level of support and
entertainment for all who attend."
said that "Jack Knight, the court's veteran will become
the new team manager and team Captain helping to lead an updated
tour." "The team is the most popular attraction
in softball history," said Jack Knight, a 26-year veteran
first baseman, adding, "I am very honored to be named
manager and team Captain."
years team will consist of Rich Hoppe, with more than 20 years
of service on the Court and who was the King's personal choice
to take over the pitching duties after Eddie suffered a stroke
in 2000. A showman in his own right, Hoppe has a full repertoire
of trick pitches and windups and will take a 130 game win
streak into the 2007 season. Russ Fittje, of Omaha, Nebraska,
a former Hasting College standout, and 2nd year man, Jason
Fisher, will share shortstop duty and popular long-ball hitter
Dave Booth will handle the catching. New manager Knight will
The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA)
www.boosterclubs.org is the premier (#1) booster club
association in North America providing guidance, education,
training and support to booster clubs and extracurricular
programs throughout the United States and Canada. Booster
Clubs are a key component to a successful extracurricular
program as they provide funding, volunteer support, upkeep
for facilities, fields and equipment, transportation and scholarships.