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Sports Turf Managers Association Launches Fifth Annual ‘Stars and Stripes’ Contest

(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – comprised of 2,700 men and women professionals overseeing sports fields worldwide and critical to athletes’ safety – kicks off its fifth annual “Stars and Stripes” contest.
Members craft Fourth of July-themed field designs with mowing equipment or paint for eligibility to win complimentary registration to the 2022 STMA Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Additionally, a poster of the winning field will be displayed at the conference. Entries will be submitted via Facebook through July 11. The public may vote via Facebook from July 12 to 18. The design receiving the most votes will be declared the winner, upon verification.
“This contest has become a staple on the calendar of many sports field managers,” says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. “We have seen a number of stellar designs over the years and after the cancellation of last summer’s competition, we are thrilled to see what our talented members have in store.”
The 2019 winner was Andrew Miller and his students at the Brentsville Turf Grass Management Program. Their “Friday Nights in Small Town USA” design received more than 1,619 online votes. Miller has held several high profile positions within professional sports including stints with the New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.
“USA Sunburst,” “Happy 4th,” “Red, White and View” and “Star Spangled Field” were among the dozens of designs submitted by field management professionals from major sports leagues, NCAA, and parks and recreation sectors.
Only STMA members are eligible to enter and previous winners will not be considered.
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About STMA
STMA is the non-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide. Since 1981, it has provided education, information and practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. More than 2,700 members across 32 local chapters oversee facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums. Sports include football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, rugby and horse racing.