Knight's son, Matthew, died in a scuba diving accident in El Salvador in 2004. Another son of Knight’s, Travis Knight, runs the Laika animation studio. Phil Knight serves as Chairman. See also. List of Knight endowed chairs and professorships; Philip H. Knight Chairs and Professorships; References
Jan 04, 2011 · The donation was made with Matthew Knight in mind, his father said. “That was a big part of it, sure,” Phil Knight said. Father and son were ever unified by their love of Oregon sports. “He was...
May 20, 2016 · May 20, 2016 5:04pm. Phil Knight has opened up on the biggest regret of his life in his new memoir. Source:Getty Images. HE’S the ultimate American success story. A man who turned a $50 note he ...
Oct 26, 2010 · Matthew Knight Arena is named after Nike chairman Phil Knight's late son who died in a scuba diving accident at age 34, and the arena's new logo was done in memory of Matt's "curious spirit" as well.
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It is named for chief donor Phil Knight 's son, Matthew Knight, who died at the age of 34 in a scuba diving accident. The arena cost $227 million and was designed as collaboration between TVA Architects of Portland and Ellerbe Becket of Kansas City, Missouri. Hoffman Construction Company of Portland was the general contractor.
Mar 02, 2020 · The names of their kids are Travis Knight, late Matthew Knight, and Christina Knight. Phil with his wife, Penny SOURCE: Philanthropy. His son, Matthew, passed away while scuba diving with his colleagues in Lake Ilopango in May 2004, while filming a fund-raising video for Christian children of the World.
Jul 24, 2012 · Phil and Penny Knight’s eldest son, Matthew, died of a heart attack at age thirty-four while scuba diving with colleagues in El Salvador. Matthew had been shooting a fundraising video for Christian Children of the World, a Portland nonprofit, and helping acquire two houses for orphanages.
Later in 2003, Knight appointed his son, Travis Knight as member of board, and then Chief Executive Officer and President of the Vinton studios which was later renamed as “Laika”. On November 18, 2004, Phil Knight resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Nike Company, months after the death of his son Matthew Knight.
Apr 29, 2021 · On the opening night of Matthew Knight Arena, (named after his deceased son) the billionaire gave an emotional speech where he thanked his family and explained that those closest to him and his...