A former Saugerties Lacrosse coach and Art teacher was remembered with a tribute to his decades-long coaching career on May 27. Bob Slate, who passed away in November 2019, was honored during a festive celebration attended by friends, players, and family members — an event made possible by the lifting of some COVID-related restrictions.
Thanks to Class of 2020 graduate Matt Morgan, who created two memorial benches as part of his Eagle Scout service project, future generations will now learn of Mr. Slate’s passion for, and dedication to, lacrosse and the young people who play it. The benches, along with a commemorative plaque, are located near the lacrosse fields in front of the Saugerties Junior/Senior High School.
The event also featured a hard-fought Boys Varsity Lacrosse game against Red Hook. Although the Sawyers lost the game to the Raiders, in true Bob Slate fashion they vowed to win next time!