Toro launches 2017 Super Bowl sports turf training program

October 5, 2016

1266507815ToroLogo1_150Toro is now accepting applications for its 15th annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. In January, one turfgrass science student will travel to Houston to help the grounds crew prepare the field for Super Bowl 51.

In 2002, Toro and the NFL partnered to establish the Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. Through the Sports Turf Training Program, Toro and the NFL’s Super Bowl grounds team collaborate to offer a program aimed at enhancing the skills of emerging sports turf professionals. This year’s recipient will work alongside NFL Field Director Ed Mangan, George Toma and the Super Bowl grounds crew at NRG Stadium on turf maintenance, logo painting, field preparation for media day, halftime preparation and field clean-up.

Beginning on Jan. 28 the winner will be on hand at NRG Stadium preparing the field leading up to the game on Feb. 5.

To be considered for the program, applicants must complete and submit an application form, as well as a 500-word typed essay, describing the applicant’s professional goals. A reference and resume are also required. Applicants must be enrolled in at least the second year of a two-year turf program, or in at least the junior year of a four-year turf program. The application must include the contact information of a school advisor or representative, as well.

Entries must be received by Oct. 21.

The winner will be notified no later than Nov. 4. Applications can be completed online.

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