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Registration for the 2017 Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort opens Oct. 1. Take advantage of the lowest registration rates by registering on line. Go to STMA.org, log-in at the top of the page, go to the shopping cart and click on 2017 Conference Registration. All of the options for the conference will appear for you to complete the registration.
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Administrators, facility managers, athletic directors, coaches, and sports turf managers are responsible for providing safe, playable athletic facilities for all athletes. STMA's Information Outreach Committee has produced a bulletin for the public to understand what causes unsafe conditions on an athletic field, as well as tips to help combat unsafe conditions.
An important part of our fundraising occurs at the annual STMA Conference each January through silent and live auctions and raffles. The items that STMA members donate to these fundraisers are hugely important to the success of SAFE. These items include autographed jerseys, balls, caps, various types of sportswear, iPad's, YETI Coolers etc. You can also visit our website to find out how you can contribute!
Membership has its privileges, and STMA wants to be sure your benefits continue seamlessly as we approach the new year. Make certain that your SportsTurf subscription, access to specific resources and to the employment center, discounts to conference and programs such as CSFM and the new environmental facility certification are not interrupted. Log in and go to the shopping cart.
The Historical Committee is seeking input for these two photos. The one that has archery in the background has the words "Orange Coast" on the slide jacket. College? High School? Location? Year? The second photo has Hydroseeding on it, but there has been discussion of Hydromulching. Do you know? Zoom in on the machine that is being used. Manufacturer? Year? Any help is appreciated as the Committee continues to refine its collection.
STMA is pleased to announce that the documentary film, Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, has been released through the Media Education Foundation. STMA contributed financial and other resources to the creation of the film, which was produced by Jo Films. This project has been in development since 2009. Congratulations to STMA member Nicole McFayden on being a great role model for female students.
STMA in partnership with the SAFE Foundation, Project EverGreen and Exmark Manufacturing
Don't forget to order your STMA logo wear prior to this year's conference! STMA's merchandise partner Land's End has all of your logoed apparel needs; from t-shirts, to ball caps, to jackets, and much more! Click here to see all of the great items STMA and Land's End have to offer!