Boosters offer goal posts to town

The Board of Selectmen at its meeting Sept. 19 unanimously accepted a sports gift from the Wilton High School Football Boosters Association, a pair of goalposts for the practice football field known as Guy Whitten Field.

The practice field is adjacent to the Wilton High School Memorial Stadium’s Fujitani Field.

“This is an alternate practice field, for our other football teams,” Brian Colburn, president of the boosters association, told the selectmen at the meeting.

Colburn said the posts are H-type, and are different in shape and height than the goal posts at Fujitani Field, where the boosters over the summer supplied a new sound system to announce the play-by-play action at games. The goal posts at Fujitani field are gooseneck type, he said.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has already reviewed the proposed installation of the new goal posts. They had questions about whether the posts could be removed, and Colburn told them they are equipped with sleeves so they can be pulled out of the ground.

He said the practice field will be well-suited for youth football league games.

“Well, we very much appreciate it,” First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice told Colburn and several other members of the boosters at the meeting.