FOREST HILL, Md., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Synthetic Turf Council (STC), the world's largest organization dedicated to representing the synthetic turf industry, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to donate a new 14,000 sq. ft. synthetic turf softball field to the Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp. The summer camp program, located in Wilson County, Tennessee, helps underprivileged children develop team-building skills and break down cultural barriers. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry delivered remarks.
"We are proud that this multi-purpose field will provide thousands of hours of enjoyment for underprivileged youth in the Nashville area," stated Dan Bond, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Synthetic Turf Council. "The STC and its members are fully committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf."
Held during the same week in Nashville, the association hosted its 2017 Annual Membership Meeting on October 16-18 and elected its new Board of Directors. The meeting attracted 217 attendees, including 195 members from 104 companies, and 22 non-member guests from 16 companies, with representatives from nine different countries and featured a strong educational component. Keith Bulluck, a former All-Pro NFL linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, delivered a compelling keynote address. Richard Kent, PhD provided a research update on the biomechanics of head-to-ground concussions, synthetic turf maintenance and its role in injury prevention, and shoe-to-turf interaction.
In 2018, the STC will host its Spring Membership Meeting on March 12-14 in Rancho Mirage, California at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org.
About the Synthetic Turf Council
The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) is the world's largest organization representing the synthetic turf industry, representing over 200 companies with operations in over ten countries. Founded in 2003, the STC assists buyers and end users with the selection, use and maintenance of synthetic turf systems in sports field, golf, municipal parks, airports, landscape and residential applications. It is a resource for current, credible, and independent research on the safety and environmental impact of synthetic turf, as well as technical guidance on the selection, installation, maintenance, and environmentally responsible disposal of synthetic turf. Membership includes builders, landscape architects, testing labs, maintenance providers, manufacturers, suppliers, installation contractors, infill material suppliers and other specialty service companies.
For more information, visit www.syntheticturfcouncil.org.
SOURCE Synthetic Turf Council