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In 1968 the Town of Shrewsbury, in response to the untimely passing of Francis A. Bergstrom SHS long time football coach and its first athletic director, dedicated the athletic field at Shrewsbury High School as Bergstrom Memorial Field. 

When the new high school opened and the former high school was renovated to become the new Oak Middle school Bergstrom Field became the new home for the Shrewsbury Colonials Youth Football and Cheer program. With a new purpose, to be the training ground for our young student athletes, Bergstrom Field needs an official rededicating. The new purpose is one that Francis (Swede) Bergstrom would be very pleased about as he firmly believed in the value of athletics in helping ensure a successful future for the young scholar athletes of the Shrewsbury community. 

There seems no more appropriate time to mark the 40th anniversary and rededication of Bergstrom Field than on a Sunday afternoon in October between the 12:00 and 1:30 Shrewsbury Youth Football games. Please join me and 3 generations of the Bergstrom family in this celebration to honor a man I am honored to say is my grandfather. 

Sunday, October 26th at Bergstrom Field at Oak Middle School

12:00  Pee Wee Colonials kick off against South County 
Good Morning Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Media Cable sunday program will be broadcasting from the field.
 Nick Todisco will be reminscing and remembering Coach Francis (Swede) Bergstrom with special guests including former SHS AD Micheal Kleminich. 

1:00  Following the end of the 12:00 game the ceremony begins
Featured Speakers include State Representative Karyn Polito, State Senator Ed Augustus, and Shrewsbury School Committee Chair Mark Murray

1:30  Junior Midget Colonials kick off against South County



Kelly Perron Marcimo 82'