Dick Ericson, one of STMA’s founders, passed away on Sun., May 17 in Minneapolis. Ericson was one of the four founders of STMA, and STMA’s first president from 1981-1982. He spent his career in Minnesota, first at Metropolitan Stadium and then providing field management for the Minnesota Twins. Read his obituary here.

A founders’ award is given in his honor, The Dick Ericson Founders Award, annually to recognize a member who effectively manages sports fields and their facility and exhibits the qualities of a true team leader. The 2019 award was presented at STMA’s 2020 Conference in West Palm Beach to Allen Johnson, CSFM, Green Bay Packers.

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