Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Well Known Walla Walla Merchant Dies

Scotty Cummins,  a Walla  Walla star athlete whose Sporting goods store became a local institution in that town, has passed away at 98.  Cummins grew up in Touchet, a nearby farming community where he starred in baseball and football.  He continued on to Whitman College, where he also played on Coach Borleske's great baseball and football teams
After serving in World War II, he started Scotty Cummins Athletic Supply in which he ran until his retirement. The store still bears his name. He was a driving force in driving force in the building of Walla Walla's Borleske Stadium, which was named of his legendary college coach.  Walla Walla's Jim Buchan wrote this column about Cummins, click here

1 comment:

WWGrapeguy said...

Scotty Cummings was an Iconic Booster of Walla Walla Valley Youth Sports for over six decades, mentoring coaches, athletic directors and athletes, ranging from Colleges back to Junior High School levels. Many programs prospered and grew because Scotty and his friends supporting their schools.