Modified: June 15, 2021 8:40am
Erie County Legislator Frank Todaro recently presented a proclamation to members of the Lancaster Baseball Booster Club, honoring Dawson Field for being a staple for entertainment and sporting events in Depew since 1926.
In Fall 2019, The Lancaster Baseball Booster Club signed a 10-year lease-to-own agreement with the Depew Union Free School District to own historic Dawson Field. The Club is committed to the maintenance of Dawson Field with renovations to the diamond including adding drainage, leveling of the infield playing surface, new sod and pitching mound and a newly erected dome-shaped backstop.
Dawson Field is located on Columbia Avenue and Lincoln Street where thousands of children and adults have competed in sporting events for several decades. The Field is named after J. Emmet Dawson who worked in the Depew School District for 42 years as a coach, athletic director and teacher.
The tagline for Dawson Field is: “honoring our history while planning for an all-inclusive future.”
Former Depew health teacher and varsity baseball coach Michael Kotz said, “Dawson Field was a top-notch field in the area where the Buffalo School teams would gladly give up home field advantage for the opportunity to play on the field.”
Legislator Todaro said, “From Depew High School football games to Little League games, Dawson Field has brought endless joy to players, fans and spectators in the Depew/Lancaster area and beyond. Thank you to everyone over at the Lancaster Baseball Booster Club for taking Dawson Field under your wing and making sure it is kept up with for years and years to come!”