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Dennis Pope Award

Dennis  Pope graduated from Lincoln High School in 1968 and was a member of the  high school baseball team.  He participated in all phases of American  Legion Baseball.

Dennis  drowned in Pawnee Lake on July 14, 1968.  At that time, his family was  approached by the American Legion and coaches, suggesting that this  memorial award be established. A fund was also established to provide  for the annual presentation.

Each  season, the Dennis Pope Memorial Sportsmanship Award is given to a  senior American Legion Baseball player who has demonstrated true  sportsmanship during that season--and upholds the creed of the American  Legion Baseball program.

Selected  as the recipient of the 2016 award is Cody Gilbertson who attended  Lincoln High School and played for the Sampson Construction team  He was  coached by Danial Beckman. Congratulations to Cody and good luck in  your education and baseball career at McPherson College.

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