Sports Turf Managers Association Kicks Off Second Annual ‘Mowing Patterns Contest’

(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – today kicks off the second annual “Mowing Patterns Contest.”

Members wishing to enter can upload a photo of a unique mowing pattern and also vote for submissions. Deadline to enter via Facebook is Friday, November 21 at 12 a.m. midnight. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 2 and included in a future issue of SportsTurf, STMA’s official monthly publication.

“The Mowing Patterns Contest is an exciting opportunity for STMA members to highlight innovative and fun designs they created throughout the year,” says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. “Last year, we received a variety of submissions from baseball, football, lacrosse, rugby and soccer fields across the U.S. and are expecting a record number of entries.”

The inaugural winner was Joey Stevenson, Head Groundskeeper for the Indianapolis Indians. He is no stranger to receiving awards for Victory Field. The Purdue graduate recently received the “Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award” for the third year in a row from STMA and Minor League Baseball in the Triple-A division.

The Mowing Patterns winning design will have a custom poster featured at the 2015 STMA Conference & Exhibition (January 13-16) in Denver, Colo.

For more information: www.stma.org, 800.323.3875

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.

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