SportsTurf March 2011

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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STMA Affiliated Chapters Contact Information Sports Turf Managers Association of Arizona: Chris Walsh Colorado Sports Turf Managers Association: Florida #1 Chapter (South): 305-235-5101 (Bruce Bates) or Tom Curran Florida #2 Chapter (North): 850/580-4026, John Mascaro, Florida #3 Chapter (Central): 407-518-2347, Randy Fisher, Gateway Chapter Sports Turf Managers Association: Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association: Greater L.A. Basin Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Illinois Chapter Intermountain Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Iowa Sports Turf Managers Association: Kentucky Sports Turf Managers Association: Keystone Athletic Field Managers Org. (KAFMO/STMA) Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association (MiSTMA): Mid Atlantic Sports Turf Managers Association (MASTMA) (formerly the Chesapeake Chapter STMA) Ph. 410-704-2197 Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Associa- tion Chapter MO-KAN Sports Turf Managers Association: Nebraska Sports Turf Managers Association: 402/441-4425. New England STMA (NESTMA): Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey: Sports Turf Managers of New North Carolina Chapter of STMA: Northern California Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA): Oregon STMA Chapter: Ozarks Pacific Northwest Sports Turf Managers Association: Southern California South Carolina Chapter of Tennessee Valley Sports Turf Managers Association (TVSTMA) Texas Sports Turf Managers Association: Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association: Wisconsin Sports Turf Managers Association: Chapter Sponsors don’t have another option you can skip mowing. If your airless painter malfunctions you can grab a can of aerosol and finish the job. This is definitely not the case if you don’t have a quality staff because “You are only as good as your people.” I will put my staff up against any in America as they have proved themselves time and again, including this season when they successfully opened the ballpark while I missed the first month due to a medical disaster. They ARE the rea- son that we excel here at Arvest Ballpark, and I am very blessed to have these guys as well as a front office staff who pitches in to help with late night tarp pulls and extracur- ricular event logistics, which makes our lives easier and our team more successful. ST: Are you yet involved in “sustainable” management practices? If so, what are you doing? Sowell:We are not currently involved in organic fertilizers and such, but we do run a recycle program throughout our ballpark separating trash and waste, we also recycle used field material by donating them to local high schools. We also have spent much of the last season improving our irrigation system to make it more effective and cost ef- ficient. ■ SportsTurf 53

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