The late Herbert Baldwin, who served as Westport's first selectman for an unprecedented five consecutive terms and the man who, during his terms in office, led the 1960 acquisition of Longshore, will be honored by the Westport Rotary Club at its annual golf and tennis tournaments at Longshore on Wednesday, June 9.

"It's the right moment to honor Herb," said Todd Mauerman, who is chairman of the event, "because this year's Rotary outing will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the town's purchase of the 169-acre Longshore Club Park."

"This is one of our Rotary Club's most important annual fundraising initiatives," Mauerman said. "It's a day when community leaders from throughout our area come together for a day of socializing and friendly competition at our beautiful Longshore Park."

The proceeds will be donated to more than 30 Fairfield County charities, including CLASP Homes, Project Return, A Better Chance, Interfaith Housing, Positive Directions, the Levitt Pavilion, Earthplace, Habitat for Humanity, Staples Scholarship Fund and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

The golf tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. and tennis starts at 9. The cost is $185 per golfer (or $720 for a foursome); $85 for tennis. All entry fees also include both breakfast and a celebratory lunch. For golf reservations, call Tony Riggio at 203-227-6877 and for tennis, Irwin Lebish at 203-222-0626. Additional information can be found online at or