August 2017

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www.spor 23 August 2017 // full-service staff and lounges. It offers addictive point-scoring games as well as tournament play to make it fun for all guests, regardless of experience. There is a 240-yard outfield with dart- board-like targets in the ground and micro-chipped golf balls that automati- cally keep score! This afternoon event is from noon to 3 pm with food and beverages included. This timing will allow participates to travel in on Tuesday morning, golf, and then at- tend the bowling event that evening. The Fort Worth location just opened and can be seen from the conference hotels. Plan now to play! Bowl for SAFE (and for fun)! SAFE is again hosting a bowling event, with more than just bowling, Tuesday, January 16 from 6-9pm! Look for games and different competitions throughout the event. Our host, Brunswick West- creek Lanes, is less than 10 miles from the convention center. SAFE will also provide a full smokehouse barbeque and drink tickets to all bowlers, courtesy of Title Sponsor Fields Inc., and drink spon- sor Beacon Athletics. /ST/ take on the game. Players are placed in climate-controlled "bays," simi- lar to bowling lanes, accompanied by Leo Goertz Membership Grants Are you, or do you know, a sports turf man- ager or crew who isn't a national member? Nominate them (or yourself) to receive a 2-year membership to STMA through the Leo Goertz Membership Grant program. The only additional requirement is that they have not been a member for 5 years (STMA can check that when you sub- mit the one-question application.) Up to seven 2-year memberships will be awarded through a random drawing. Online applica- tions are due October 15. Go to Leo Goertz was a long-time member of STMA and a SAFE Board member who gave much time and energy to fundraising. Pioneer Athletics funds this program. Not a golfer? Or love the game? SAFE's newest event, TopGolf appeals to both! Debuting Tuesday, January 16 at the 2018 Conference in Ft. Worth, a TopGolf experience will replace SAFE's traditional golf tournament. The uncer- tainty of January weather in Ft. Worth is driving the change for this year. TopGolf has been taking the golf world by storm with its innovative Ways to give Participate in a SAFE Fundraiser, such as golf or bowling. Donate an "experience-based" activity, such as tickets to a coveted sports event for our live auction or raffl e. Provide an item for our silent auction. High-end gift baskets, limited edition or unique sports memorabilia, fi eld mainte- nance products/equipment, gift cards, and electronics raise the most money. Bid on auction items and buy raffl e tickets. Contribute a cash donation to fund a scholar- ship or grant. Go to, click on "Make a Donation." TURFGRASS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE The SAFE Foundation annually funds $16,000 in direct scholarship dollars for students pursuing a career in turfgrass management or research. In addition, those who are awarded the scholarships are also provided complimentary conference registration and hotel expenses at the annual conference. The Toro Company helps to fund this program. Applications are due October 15. To apply, go to

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