Shaw Sports Turf Manning Passing Academy

Shaw Sports Turf ribbon cutting at Manning Passing Academy

Shaw Sports Turf and the Manning Passing Academy celebrated a new practice field for Nicholls State University with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 23rd. This field will be home to future Manning Passing Academy events. The ribbon cutting was attended by Shaw Sports Turf representatives, Nicholls State leadership and the entire Manning family in a show of support.  

Shaw Sports Turf installed a Legion Pro artificial turf field with the NXTPlay performance shock pad as part of a new practice facility being constructed at the University. Events like the MPA camp, present Shaw with an opportunity for increased involvement with a great organization and the communities they support.

For over 25 years, the Manning Passing Academy has been helping players fully realize their potential on and off the football field. Whether you’re a quarterback, runningback, wide receiver or a tight end, the Manning Passing Academy will help you grasp the fundamentals of your position and basic offensive and defensive strategies.  

“We’ve gathered some of the most successful and brightest coaches and players from the professional, college, and high school ranks to help all campers learn from the best,” said Archie Manning, executive director of The Manning Passing Academy. 

Archie continued, “The Manning Passing Academy is excited to establish a partnership with Shaw Sports Turf. Shaw shares similar values to our organization such as honesty, integrity and passion, making our collaboration the perfect fit. Additionally, they have provided excellent service and communication throughout the installation process for the new field at Nicholls State. The new reimagined space and new field will be the home of future MPA events. We are very pleased with the design and believe this is a field that the University and MPA can be proud of. We look forward to many more successful years of partnership with Shaw Sports Turf.”  

NXTPlay performance shock pad provides superior performance through sustainability. It is a creative solution for an artificial turf field at the end of its useful life. Shaw Sports Turf recycles these old playing surfaces and transforms them into a high-quality product and environmental value.  

NXTPlay delivers excellent playability, exceptional safety and results in the diversion of used turf from landfills. One field of pad produced equals one turf field diverted from the landfill. 

“We could not be more excited about our partnership with the Manning Passing Academy. The Manning’s impact on the game of football is second to none and we are honored to be a part of their continued development of young athletes.” Michael McLaurin, Shaw Sports Turf’s Vice President of Sales. 

To learn more about the Manning Passing Academy (MPA) visit