On January 13, 2018, the TXSTMA led by President Elect
Weston Floyd gave back to the community in a Texas sized way.
TXSTMA members, sponsors and local community members
joined forces to rebuild the baseball and softball fields in
Rockport that were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Here is a great story from the Rockport Pilot Newspaper
celebrating opening day!
The banner below lists the sponsors who donated product, time
and money to make the event a great success. Many more helped
in so many ways and we really appreciate the outpouring of generosity and selflessness.
The effort was covered by many news outlets in the state.
Below are links to some of the news stories and the next two pages include photos from the special day.
Way to go TXSTMA members!!! You rock!
To the members of the Texas Sports Turf Managers
Association and its vendors:
I wanted to THANK everyone who was able to come out and help our efforts in Rockport last Saturday. The work that you completed that day was a tremendous show of compassion and skill by all our members involved for people that none of you knew. As a member of TXSTMA, I am so thankful that we as an organization could find a day, and help others that have been thru so much pain and heartbreak. It would not have happened without you the members and the different organizations that allowed you to participate.
To the vendors that supplied materials and goods I thank you as well. Your generosity for this project was overwhelming. With the help of your products, we were able to start a solid foundation in Rockport that will help them this year and beyond. They were so overjoyed to have some of the things we take for granted. At the end of the day one parent was so happy that the softball infield was flat. The little things like that are what made this project so fulfilling. We were able to leave them with materials that will help them during their season and make it a little safer.
When we started this project, the town of Rockport was not going to be able to play their little league season. However, after all of your hard work that night they opened up the website for registration. You helped that town, you helped those kids have a season, and without you that would not have happened. I am forever grateful and proud to be in an organization that is able to give back as we did.
Thank You All, Weston Floyd
The Spring Issue of the TXSTMA
is now available. In this issue:
1st President’s Message from Troy Crawford
Review of the Spring Region 3 Field Day at TAMU
Review of the great day at Rockport highlighting
the great work of TXSTMA members!
A thank you from Weston Floyd
Professional Soccer Field of the Year
to Moneygram Soccer Park
Notes from the TXSTMA Communications Director
STMA awards Dan Bergrstrom the George Toma
Golden Rake Award
The latest STMA news and information
And lots more!!!!
The Texas STMA had a great day at Aggieland!
Thank you to our hosts TXSTMA members
Craig Potts CSFM and Nick McKenna CSFM
They went above and beyond to make it a great day.
The tours were really cool and educational.
And thank you to Dr. Ben Wherley and the entire staff at the
Scotts Miracle Gro Facility. It was to learn about the research
being done at Texas A&M.
Applications Now Available
Due May 15, 2018
The Leo Goertz Student Internship Grant was designed to honor Leo Goertz’s legacy of serving as a mentor to countless students by providing hands-on learning experiences in the sports turf industry. This grant will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited college or university who is performing an internship under the guidance of a sports field manager at a professional, collegiate, or recreational athletic facility. This award is intended to help students with moving and/or living expenses associated with performing an internship and to make this experience more accessible to students interested in sports turf management.
Details of this grant as are as follows:
- This grant is open to students interested in working in sports turf management and does not depend on them being enrolled in a turfgrass management program.
- This grant is open to students attending a college or university in Texas, or to students attending a college or university outside of Texas but performing their internship in Texas.
- Applications for this grant are due on May 15th during the year the student is performing the internship.
Very proud of TXSTMA members making a difference in the community! Lots of support from our affiliate members and lots of “boots on the ground”. Going to be a great day.
Enjoy the 4th Quarter issue of
the official publication of the
Texas Sports Turf Managers Association
This issue includes wrap ups of our great events:
Region 2 Field Day at Toyota Field
home of FC San Antonio
and our Annual Meeting held at the
Texas Turfgrass Association Annual Conference.
The issue includes all of the information presented at
the Annual Meeting for all TXSTMA members.
There is also information about two events that are
coming up very soon:
Rockport Community Field Day – Jan. 13
STMA Annual Conference held in Fort Worth Jan. 16 – 19
And a special message from outgoing TXSTMA President
Region II Field Day
Toyota Field home of FC San Antonio
Thank You Field Day Sponsors!
The Fall issue of Sidelines is now available.
Check out the latest TXSTMA and STMA
news and information.
Including a great feature about TXSTMA member
Nick McKenna CSFM of Texas A&M University.
Nick and his staff were featured on the STMA Twitter feed
and gave us all an inside look in to one of his very busy days
at Aggieland. Check it out!