David Erskine, a high-school athlete years before he became Stonington’s chief of police, will review 150 years of local sports in a presentation titled “The Playing Fields of Stonington.” He will be assisted by Marsha Standish. Both David and Marsha are members of the board of directors of the Stonington Historical Society.
The illustrated program will be offered at the La Grua Center, 32 Water Street in Stonington Borough, at 6pm on Wednesday, April 28. The event is part of the Stonington Historical Society’s 2009-2010 lecture series.
David will recall teams and stars of the past in baseball, which dates from 1855, tennis, golf, track, and cross-country running. He and Marsha are planning a further program, for 2011, that will cover other sports.
As a member of Stonington High’s class of 1962, David played on a state-championship football team and a conference-championship baseball team, and captained the basketball team. He now serves on the Stonington High School Athletic Hall of Fame selection committee. He hopes to introduce members of the Hall of Fame as part of the program.
The program is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the main/ North Stonington Commons Community parking lot. The Dog Watch Café, 194 Water Street in the Borough, has again kindly agreed that for patrons attending this program who mention the Stonington Historical Society, it will donate 15 percent of the tab to the Historical Society.