The North and South Carolina chapters of the Sports Turf Managers Association will host the second annual NC/SC STMA conference and trade show, an education, networking, community service and golf event, November 15-17 in Myrtle Beach.
North and South Carolina STMA Conference in Myrtle Beach Nov 15-17
The North and South Carolina chapters of the Sports Turf Managers Association will host the second annual NC/SC STMA conference and trade show, an education, networking, community service and golf event, from November 15-17, 2010 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Registration is open to all sports field managers and crew members. Registration fees, a calendar of events, information about speakers, and details on accommodations can be found online at www.SCSTMA.org or www.NCSPORTSTURF.org . Lodging information on the conference hotel, the Caravelle Resort, 6900 North Ocean Boulevard, is available at www.thecaravelle.com or (800) 796-8238.
The three-day event will offer on the field maintenance training including soil sampling and spreader/sprayer calibration, the Carolinas GCSA trade show and STMA educational sessions featuring a panel discussion on field traffic tolerance plus presentations by Dr. Bert McCarty from Clemson, Dr. Grady Miller from NC State University, and Bob Campbell from the Univ. of Tennessee at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. A golf outing at the Man O’ War is optional, with a separate fee. The Certified Sports Field Manager exam is offered for those prequalified through the STMA.
STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for the men and women who manage sports fields. Since 1981, the association and its dozens of local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management. Its more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums. The membership’s goal is to manage natural turf and synthetic surfaces to produce safe and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces for athletes at all levels of playing abilities. STMA also has the support of commercial members that furthers the industry through continuous advancements in technology.
For further information contact Bruce Suddeth, director of Landscape Services at the University of South Carolina Upstate and past-president of the SCSTMA at 864-503-5514, email@example.com or Tommy Walston, Sports Turf Manager at East Carolina University and current President of NCSTMA, 252-737-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.