The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) awarded its 2022 Sustainability and Innovator Awards to Shaw Sports Turf for its GAME ON technology and NXTPlay performance shock pad.
GAME ON – the recipient of the Innovator Award – is a patented, proprietary technology that allows for enhanced design capabilities and increased performance. GAME ON offers a new approach for sports fields in which logos, lines, and numbers are tufted together in one run, limiting the number of seams in a field. Customers can let creativity lead the way by designing a field that elevates their brand. Outplay the competition on the field and with the field, GAME ON!
The Innovator Award recognizes an STC member company that has shown outstanding industry leadership through cutting-edge developments of products or processes that advance the synthetic turf industry to a new level of excellence.
Additionally, Shaw Sports Turf was honored with STC’s 2022 Sustainability Award for its commitment to sustainability through reclamation and recycling. This award recognizes an STC member organization who consistently, and through innovation, utilizes sustainable materials and processes that work to minimize negative impact on the natural environment.
To date, Shaw Sports Turf has reclaimed more than 2,500 tons of artificial turf that would have otherwise gone to a landfill, resulting in 75,000 cubic yards of landfill space saved. Shaw Sports Turf has used that material to manufacture more than 3.5 million square feet of NXTPlay performance shock pad. NXTPlay performance shock pad along with Legion, Momentum and Powerblade turf products have all been Cradle to Cradle Certified.