Turface Athletics has culminated a trio of promotions as part of its 50th anniversary, celebrated throughout 2013. The “Watch & Win,” “My Turface Story” and “50 Field Days” promotions were in celebration of Turface Athletics’ history of grassroots engagement with sports field groundskeepers.
“We had a lot of fun in 2013 celebrating 50 years in the sports field industry, in large part because we were able to give back and say thank you to our customers, who made this milestone possible,” said Jeff Langner, brand manager for Turface Athletics.
The “Watch & Win” giveaway offered sports field managers, coaches and field volunteers a chance to win big by watching educational videos and submitting an entry form.
The third and final winner of the giveaway was Ray Cason, Glynn County Recreation & Parks in Brunswick, Ga. Cason joined previous winners Mike Skender with Gurnee Park District in Gurnee, Ill., and Mark Roberts, a sports turf manager with The Steward School in Richmond, Va.
The three randomly-selected winners each received two tons of Turface product and $250 to purchase field maintenance supplies.
“My Turface Story” asked field managers, coaches and volunteers to share the ways in which Turface products had improved their sports fields, saved a game from a rainout, helped them solve problems or made their jobs easier. Every entrant received a free Turface Athletics t-shirt and tape measure for entering.
Thomas Lucken with Vandalia Field of Dreams in Vandalia, Ill., was selected to win the grand prize package of four tons of Turface product and $500 to purchase field maintenance supplies.
Paige Cruse, sports turf manager for the City of Franklin Parks in Franklin, Tenn., was chosen at random to receive five tons of Turface product and $500 for hosting one of the over 50 field days conducted in 2013 in conjunction with Turface’s 50th anniversary.
50 Field Days
The “50 Field Days” promotion emphasized the critical role field day events played in helping shape the company’s 50-year history. These events created opportunities for Turface personnel to team up with grounds maintenance crews, coaches and parents and provide instruction and tips on how to best maintain and manage sports fields.