October 2012

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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SAFE Foundation Kicks off its 2nd Annual Campaign THE SAFE FOUNDATION, STMA's charity, will begin its second fundraising effort for the Grass Roots Campaign on Jan. 1, 2013. SAFE raised nearly $5,000 in its initial ef- fort in 2012, a small, but significant start to helping it fund education, scholarship and research. SAFE has redirected its efforts to make a difference in our communities by develop- ing programs that will help neighborhoods have safer and sustainable sports fields. This is an area of great need. SAFE is cur- rently reviewing program proposals for de- veloping an inventory of sports fields in need, which will allow for focused, correc- tive efforts through STMA chapters. The Grass Roots Campaign is directed to STMA members. Member support is a criti- cal first step to fundraising. Before SAFE can seek donations from those outside of our core industry, such as an athlete or by partnering with a health and safety organ- ization, it must have the support of its membership. SAFE is pleased to report that 100 percent of the SAFE Board of Trustees and the STMA Board of Directors have contributed to this fundraising effort. In addition to the Grass Roots cam- paign, SAFE receives funding from other sources including the Toro Giving Program which funds the Dr. James Watson scholar- ships, and Turface, which funds the Terry Mellor Continuing Education Grant. Many companies and members also donated (and continue to donate) to the Gary Van- SAFE has redirected its efforts to make a difference in our communities by developing programs that will help neigh- borhoods have safer and sus- tainable sports fields. den Berg Internship Grant. The golf tour- nament, live and silent auctions, casino night and raffles, which are held at the STMA annual conference and exhibition, also raise money for SAFE. SAFE uses every dollar donated to fur- ther its mission of: To enrich communities through championing safe, sustainable sports and recreation fields for all athletes. SAFE has no paid staff; the STMA Board of Directors allows its staff to assist the Foun- dation. The current board of trustees in- cludes Chairman Boyd Montgomery, CSFM, SCPS; Cathy Bradley, Ken Curry, Gil Landry, Ph.D., David Pinsonneault, CSFM, CPRP; Chad Price, CSFM; Doug Schattinger, Jay Warnick, CSFM; Steve Wightman and Exec- utive Director Kim Heck. will be live next month. In the interim, SAFE has its information at, SAFE Tab. The Grass Roots Cam- paign and Pledge card are located there if you want to get a head start on this dona- tion! SAFE accepts checks, credit cards and ACH automatic deductions if you wish to spread out your payments. SAFE is a 501 c 3 charity, and donations may be tax de- ductible. ■ 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, Scott Grace, Gateway Chapter Sports Turf Managers Association: Georgia Sports Turf Managers Association: Greater L.A. Basin Chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association: Illinois Chapter STMA: Intermountain Chapter of the Sports Turf Man- agers Association: Indiana - FORMING - Contact Clayton Dame, Clay- or Brian Bornino, Iowa Sports Turf Managers Association: Kentucky Sports Turf Managers Association: Keystone Athletic Field Managers Org. (KAFMO/STMA): Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association (MiSTMA): Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers As- sociation: MO-KAN Sports Turf Managers Association: Nebraska Sports Turf Managers Association: New England STMA (NESTMA): Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey: Sports Turf Managers of New York: North Carolina Chapter of STMA: Northern California STMA: Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA): Oklahoma Chapter STMA: 405-744-5729; Contact: Dr. Justin Moss Oregon STMA Chapter: Chapter Sponsors Ozarks STMA: Pacific Northwest Sports Turf Managers Association: Southern California Chapter: South Carolina Chapter of STMA: Tennessee Valley Sports Turf Managers Associ- ation (TVSTMA): Texas Sports Turf Managers Association: Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association: Wisconsin Sports Turf Managers Association:

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