Sam Knight Death – Sam Knight, a local member of the Warby community, brought a lot of happiness to a great deal around Australia through his brainchild, Jigsaw Jumps has passed away. Jigsaw Jumps founder Sam Knight of Warburton, Victoria, Australia was announced dead by Jigsaw Jumps. So far, no official news on Sam Knight’s cause of death has been released. Sam leaves behind his partner Vicky and their young daughter, Hazel. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Jigsaw Jumps released a statement regarding the passing of it’s owner Sam Knight:
“We are completely devastated and heartbroken to share the news that Jigsaw Jumps founder Sam Knight passed away this week. Sam was a much-loved father, partner, son, brother, uncle, and friend and an inspiration to so many. His enthusiasm for mountain biking was infectious and the bike jumps he so lovingly created and built touched the lives of many. Sam made the world a much happier place and his legacy will be remembered with every smile his jumps continue to put on the faces of bike riders young and old.”
Who was Sam Knight?
Sam Knight emerged as the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Australian cycling brand known as Jigsaw Jumps. This venture sprouted during the COVID-19 pandemic when the demand for both entertainment and exercise during lockdowns prompted Sam to create his initial ‘backyard’ prototype in July 2020. This marked a significant step forward in turning one of his numerous inventions into a tangible reality.
With a lifelong passion for cycling, Sam’s concept centered on crafting modular, portable ramps for bike enthusiasts. His homemade prototype jump quickly garnered attention when he tested it in a local park, attracting curious kids who encouraged him to delve into the realms of commercial feasibility, production capacity, and market demand.
In what seemed like a daring leap into the unknown, Sam bid farewell to his role as an environmental consultant in late 2020 and relocated to Warburton, where he could devote his undivided attention to his entrepreneurial idea. This move allowed him to immerse himself in the lifestyle, community, and cycling prospects the region had to offer. Sam’s involvement in an incubator community proved invaluable, providing him with valuable insights, connections, support, and mentorship.
Sam took pride in adopting a ‘locally sourced’ philosophy, which involved obtaining materials from sustainable Australian pine plantations and devising clever solutions for packaging and transporting his products when disassembled, such as utilizing Australian-made Shockloc straps. In the future, he plans to create employment opportunities for residents, further cementing his commitment to the community.
Sam Knight GoFundMe
A GoFundMe page has been established by Taylor Theggie, a resident of Millgrove, Victoria, Australia. According to Taylor, the money raised through this effort will go to the family to help with the funeral expenses. The page “Supporting Vicky & Hazel: Remembering Sam” has raised $24,606 AUD of the $40,000 goal.
Sam Knight obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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