May 2, 1967 - July 22, 1992
The league has now for several years honored players from the Norristown Women's Softball League with a trophy in honor of Kim Garvey. For those who have never had the opportunity to know or meet Kim and do not understand why this is done, I would like to let the league know why we have chosen to add this special award to the Women's Softball League recognition awards.
Kim Garvey was born to the parents of Joe and Bobbie Garvey. She attended Visitation BVM Catholic Elementary School and later graduated from Bishop Kenrick High School (now called Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School). Kim participated on sports teams while attending high school, namely basketball and softball.
Kim joined the Montgomery County Shriff's Department on June 13, 1988. She attended the ACTII class for Deputy Sheriffs in Carlisle, PA, graduated and was assigned to the Court section of the Sheriff's Department. Later Kim was re-assigned to the District Attorney's staff in 1991 under the honorable Michael D. Marini and assigned to the NET Team (Narcotics Enforcement Team).
Kim played in the Norristown Women's Softball League for the Courthouse team until 1991 when an injury sidelined her. Her injury was later diagnosed as a cancerous disease (Ewings Sarcoma), which eventually would take her life.
Kim never gave up her fight and always reminded us all of how she would return to join the team and play again. We are reminded on occasion, health permitting, Kim would attend a game. Her dedication and love of life helped all of us to be better people. Kim brought to the field of play a desire to excel and at the same time a deep willingness to help others.
It is in her memory that we wish to honor those who have, and will be chosen for this distinct award, people who best exemplify what Kim's life represented both on and off the softball field.
Kim Garvey Award Winners: (Boro
Starting in 1994, Kim Garvey's former manager, Jimmy Myers decided to honor Kim with a Coed tournament named in her honor with the proceeds going to a scholarship fund in her name to Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School.
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