A memorial service for Preston Hirten, the former Staples soccer player who died Tuesday, will be held this Saturday, August 22, at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. The service begins at 2 p.m. The Hirten family encourages attendees to dress casually — “soccer shirts for players is great,” they say. The building is not air-conditioned, so feel free to bring fans and water too.
The family also notes that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Preston Hirten Memorial Scholarship, being organized by the Westport Soccer Association. The address is: PO Box 2561, Westport, CT 06880.