March 2014

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: 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 Managers Association: Indiana - Contact Clayton Dame, Clayton- or Brian Bornino, or Contact Joey Stevenson, 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 Association: 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: Ozarks STMA: Pacific Northwest Sports Turf Managers Association: Southern California Chapter: South Carolina Chapter of STMA: Tennessee Valley Sports Turf Managers As- sociation (TVSTMA): Texas Sports Turf Managers Association: Virginia Sports Turf Managers Association: Wisconsin Sports Turf Managers Association: Chapter Sponsors Zachary Avers of The Ohio State Uni- versity was the winner of the 2013 Gary Vanden Berg Internship Grant. Avers in- terned at Emirates Stadium in London for the Arsenal Football Club. Don Scholl, CSFM, superintendent of parks, sports fields & trees for the city of Tracy, CA won The Terry Mellor Continu- ing Education Grant, sponsored by Turface Athletics. This grant funds an STMA affili- ated chapter member's attendance to the Conference and honors the importance of continuing education that Terry strongly supported his entire life. SAFE's top scholarship in a 2-year pro- gram is named after Fred Grau, the first tur- fgrass extension specialist in the US. This year's Fred Grau winner was Danielle Booth from Mt. San Antonio College. The SAFE undergraduate winner from a 4-year institution was Evan Fowler. He at- tends The Pennsylvania State University and, as the top scorer, received the James R. Watson Undergraduate SAFE scholarship sponsored by the Toro Company. Additional winners of SAFE undergraduate scholarships include Josh Alleman from Michigan State University; Josh Lenz, from Iowa State Uni- versity; and oel Rieker, from Iowa State University. There were three graduate winners of SAFE scholarships: the top scorer was Chase Straw from the University of Georgia. He won the Watson Graduate SAFE Scholar- ship, sponsored by The Toro Company. The other SAFE graduate winners were Kyley Dickson, from the University of Tennessee and Kevin Hansen, from Iowa State Uni- versity. As a tribute to the Dr. Watson, Master of Ceremonies Tim Moore had everyone who ever received a Watson Scholarship stand to be recognized. Dr. Watson, a long-time agronomist at Toro, passed away in late 2013. The James R. Watson Scholarship program was established in 1998 in his honor. Since 1989, STMA has hosted its annual convention at major cities across the U.S. in- cluding Daytona Beach, Fla. in 2013. Next year's event will be held in Denver, Colo. Jan. 13-16, 2015. Additional future sites in- clude San Diego, Calif. (2016); Orlando, Fla. (2017) and Fort Worth, Tex. (2018). n Marketplace

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