Sports Turf Managers Association Extends Partnership with Green Sports Alliance

Fourth Annual Summit Set for Late July in Santa Clara, Calif.

(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – extends its partnership with the 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit.

Founded in February 2010, the Green Sports Alliance is a non-profit organization designed to help the sports industry enhance environmental performance. Members represent over 230 professional and collegiate sports teams and venues from 20 different leagues.

“We are excited to enter our third year of support for the Green Sports Alliance Summit and we are very impressed with how well the Alliance is raising awareness about environmental sustainability,” says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. “The networking opportunities and information shared between our combined networks enhances the safety and playability of sports fields, while also supporting athletes to perform at the highest level.”

More than 600 industry stakeholders, including several STMA members, will participate in the fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. July 21-23, 2014. Over 80 sports and environmental leaders will engage peers about better environmental practices and proven solutions to advance the green sports movement.

STMA and the Alliance are committed to improving and protecting the environment by reducing waste, conserving energy and water and eliminating toxic chemicals. The goal is to integrate sustainability into core sports operations, engage fans and save maintenance costs in the process.

Founding partners for the Green Sports Alliance include the National Resources Defense Council and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Alliance members include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and the United States Tennis Association.

For more info on STMA:,, 800.323.3875.

About the Green Sports Alliance Summit
July 21-23, 2014 | Santa Clara, CA

The annual Green Sports Alliance Summit serves as a platform for the sports community to unite around sustainability – bringing together more than 600 industry stakeholders to learn from 80+ leaders and engage their peers in meaningful dialogue around better environmental practices and proven solutions that help to advance the green sports movement. The 2014 program will cover the day’s most critical topics in professional and collegiate sports greening via a dynamic mix of workshops, case study presentations, leadership plenaries, keynotes and venue tours. Held in the tech capital of the world amongst many iconic professional and collegiate sports teams, the 2014 Summit is poised to be a highly informative and influential gathering.

For more details on the 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit including the program, speaker line-up and registration costs, please visit the website:

About STMA

STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide. Since 1981, the association and its 34 local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums.

For more information:, 800.323.3875