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The Leo Goertz Grant is Open

A grant established to honor longtime SAFE Board of Trustees member and STMA member Leo Goertz is ready for nominations. Leo passed away suddenly last year, and SAFE and STMA created this grant to recognize his commitment to the profession.

The Leo Goertz Membership Grant awards up to $1500 annually for new, two-year memberships in STMA. The eligibility criteria for Nominees includes:

Deadline: Oct. 15

Submit for Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
The annual deadline for STMA's annual awards, grants and scholarship programs is rapidly approaching: Oct. 15. This deadline affects the following applications: 

Conference Registration opens Oct. 1

The STMA annual conference will be held Jan. 24-27 in Orlando. A printed copy of the conference brochure will be delivered to all members' mailboxes the week of Sept. 26, and online registration opens Oct. 1. Go to and register online by Dec. 15 for the lowest rates.

Can you Identify this Old Equipment?

The STMA Historical Committee is seeking help in identifying these two photos of historical field equipment. They are working hard to catalogue STMA's historical collection and are seeking the name of the equipment, approximate year, use for it, and product manufacturer. Email if you have any information. STMA's historical collection management is being supported by Pioneer Athletics.

4 Achieve Environmental Facility Certification

STMA’s environmental facility certification has been awarded to four facilities:

Innovative Awards

Commercial companies that are exhibiting at the 2017 conference are eligible to submit for an Innovative Award.  One or more awards may be given to companies that provide a new product, service or piece of equipment that substantially enhances the effectiveness of the sports turf manager and/or make the surfaces safer and more playable for athletes.

MiLB SportsTurf Manager of the Year Expands

As in years past STMA will be presenting its annual Minor League Baseball Sports Turf Manager of the year award. This year STMA has partnered with John Deere in sponsoring this highly acclaimed award! A Sports Turf Manager from Triple A, Double A, Single A, and Rookie levels will be awarded!

STMA & Turf Republic Partner on Industry Survey

At its summer board meeting, the STMA Board of Directors approved partnering with Turf Republic (TR) to conduct a joint study to assess the state of the industry. TR is the relevant source for solutions, information, and resources for professionals and enthusiasts of the Turf Generation.

Bringing your family to Disney?

You need theme park tickets!

STMA conference attendees who are staying at the Disney Coronado Springs Hotel or the All Star Resort through Thurs., Jan. 26 will receive one free 'After 4 p.m.' Disney Theme Park ticket. (One ticket per hotel room occupied). The ticket will be provided upon check-in.

Thank you to our sponsors!

STMA recognizes that without the support of commercial sponsorship many things would not be possible. Sponsorship is one of many factors that make the annual conference and exhibition a success as well as the SAFE Foundation and its many programs. STMA is extremely grateful for the amazing support the commercial sector provides and would like to thank all commercial sponsors for their continued support!

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