Memorial baseball bench approved for Stan Slack Field

Stan Slack Field at Errol Russell Park.

Journal Staff

Sarnia council waived the rules last week to permit the installation of a bench in memory of a longtime contributor to local baseball.

The exemption will allow a memorial bench to be placed in Errol Russell Park (Stan Slack Field) to commemorate Marnie Slack’s own contributions and support of baseball in Sarnia.

The proposed bench — depicting the Brigade baseball colours and emblem — wasn’t in compliance with the Commemorative Asset Policy & Procedures recently approved by council, which among other things limits the number of benches installed annually.

Marnie Slack was the wife of Stan Slack, and her tireless fundraising supported local youth sports and helped teams travel to tournaments.