Lassiter High School Football and Lutzie 43

A week ago today Lassiter High School dedicated their brand new Sporturf™ field to the memory of Philip Lutzenkirchen. Philip tragically passed away at only 23 years old exactly 1 year to the day from when the project began.

The Lutzie 43 Foundation was established in loving memory of Philip Lutzenkirchen, shortly after his death in 2014.

The objective of the Foundation is to pass on Philip’s many remarkable characteristics in terms of community service, leadership and service to others. The Foundation’s motto is to “Live like Lutz, Love like Lutz, and Learn from Lutz,” reflecting the desire to help others live out the many positive character attributes that Philip displayed, while learning from the circumstances that led to his death.

Tonight the Trojan’s begin their regular season holding strong to the memory of Philip in the hopes that they will continue to remember and honor his values on and off of the field.

The image below was pulled from the Plainsman.com article linked below.

http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2015/08/lutzie-field-dedication

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Worldwide Turf Canada: Lewis-McChord Air Force Base

If you have been monitoring our posts you’ve seen updates on the Worldwide Turf Canada project at Lewis-McChord Air Force Base.

We have documented this project from the first truck load of stone to the manufacturing of the turf through the rolling and seaming of the carpet. The project is now complete and the turf has been in use for a few weeks now. The difference from start to finish is striking and Sporturf™ was thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful project that will benefit the men and women of our armed forces and their families.

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Sporturf™ worked closely with Worldwide and Lewis-McChord in order to custom design high performance turf systems that surpassed the requirements for the multipurpose, baseball and softball fields.  For the multipurpose fields, a monofilament system was created to provide long term ball roll control and natural aesthetics and a high durability slit film was chosen for the baseball and softball fields.

When it comes to sports fields, Sporturf™ understands the demands and specific needs of athletes, owners and fans alike. Our fields provide a consistent surface that you can count on to deliver the best experience available on the market today. The turf we manufacture utilizes the latest technology and is made of the highest quality products obtainable. Features like heat reduction, ball bounce, ball roll and even light reflection are all advancements that are addressed in our product designs.

Our main goal at Sporturf™ is making sure your selection process is made easy. Sporturf™ offers consultation at our factory to help you determine what surface makes the most sense for you and your team. We are continuously improving on technologies and take the process of education very serious. Let us be part of your process today.

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks and Fast Grass AT740

The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks are a professional Indoor football team that has been active in Bethlehem, PA since 2010.

The Steelhawks play in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) and their typical season runs from spring to early summer. This season, the Steelhawks had the opportunity to test out their brand new Fast Grass AT740 field supplied by Sporturf. Team officials chose a striking black field color that included a logo of the team sponsor, Embassy Bank.  Executive V.P. and General Manager of the team, Mike Clark said, “Our fans absolutely love it! It’s state-of-the-art and we highly recommend Sporturf™ to anyone looking to purchase a field!”

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The team’s medical staff is also impressed with the Sporturf. Clark also stated, “Not only do the players like it but it saved a lot on injuries as well!”

The Steelhawks were extremely impressed with the Sporturf™ team’s diligence and responsiveness at getting them the info they needed during the color selection process. All a client needs to do is to specify the colors needed for the project and chances are Sporturf can make it happen.

If you want to check out the Steelhawks in action on the new Sporturf surface you can access their schedule on their website: (http://www.lvsteelhawks.com/). All images provided by Lehigh Valley Steelhawks.

Contact your Business Director today to see how Sporturf can help you!

Worldwide Canada McChord Air Force Base Progress

As of Monday May 25th Worldwide Turf Canada has finished all of the base work on all the fields as well as turf installation on both multipurpose fields. They plan to have the turf complete on 2 of the 4 ball fields by Friday and anticipate being complete in 3 weeks from Monday May 25th.

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The top image is an aerial shot of the progress thus far. To give you an idea of where we started take a look below.

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To the inexperienced eye it probably does not look like it takes very much to install synthetic turf. We are here to tell you that is simply not true. Take a look at the project progression and we think you will be amazed at the amount of work that goes into a field.

Install over compacted aggregate base.

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Lining up the lines, its a precise measurement.

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Installing the line into the turf.

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Infill, it’s what keeps the blade standing and helps the turf look the best possible.

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Brushing, evenly distributes the infilled sand an grooms the turf.

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As you can clearly see, quite a few steps go into making a field correctly. A top quality field takes work and when done properly, the end results cannot be beat!

The Futbol Factory Has Fast Grass!

The Futbol Factory, LLC installed Sporturf ™ Fast Grass AT755E in their indoor training facility. They knew they needed a quality product that could withstand the abuse that futbol (aka soccer) players put it through. The Futbol Factory chose Sporturf ™ due to the well know quality, fair pricing and exceptional customer service.

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When asked about how the turf is holding up, Juan Carlos of The Futbol Factory said, “The turf is great, we and the players love it.” According to Juan, some of the most common comments on the field are, “That it looks beautiful, that is great that it has no rubber and is comfortable to play on it.”
The benefits of Sporturf™ AT755E include high resistance to wear and the fact that messy infill is not required. The almost perfect 50/50 blend of nylon and polyethylene provides a true ball roll generally only found in high pile rubber infilled turf. Also, no rubber means less maintenance.

Keep in mind, all Fast Grass systems can be outfitted with Velcro seams for ease of portability.

Talk to your Business Director today for more information!

 

 

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Peru State is a Powerhouse

The football field at Peru State College was first installed in 2013 as a part of a $9 million stadium upgrade project. After researching several turf options, the school chose Sporturf™ Powerhouse 44oz, with 2.25” pile height. Even after a few years of constant use by the Peru State football team the turf looks phenomenal. So if you were concerned that a football team would tear up your brand new field in the first season then you are sorely mistaken. You can clearly see that our Powerhouse product can withstand whatever a team can throw at it.

Designed with durability in mind, PowerHouse also provides increased comfort and durability thanks to the extensive research and development that went into it.  PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

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Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film
  • Over 50% More Wear Layer

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Worldwide Turf Canada Begins Preparations at McChord Air Force Base

The beginning stages of the installation process are underway at McChord Air Force Base. Steve Halbert and the team at Worldwide Turf (Canada) Inc. have begun building the drainage layer, spreading the stone and creating the aggregate base that is required under the fields. Friday they will be laying the center line panel on the first field.

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Incredible aerial shot of the beginning work on the field installations. 

The aggregate drainage base is the first and arguably the most important step in the installation process. The turf will lay directly on the compacted aggregate base and allow water permeability, which is a great advantage synthetic turf has over natural grass…No rainouts, EVER!

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Once the compacted aggregate base is completed, the installation of the turf will begin! Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project for Sporturf™ and Worldwide Turf (Canada) Inc.

The Next Tailgate Party Turf Winner Could Be You!

Clark McGahee was the last winner of the College Football Hall of Fame and Sporturf™ tailgate party turf and he thinks it is awesome! Like any true fan of the Georgia Bulldogs Clark said, “I plan on taking it with me to Athens this fall for our tailgate parties.”

 

Clark proudly submitted the picture above when the turf arrived at his home! He now has it stored and ready for the college football season to roll around…we think he’ll be the envy of his fellow tailgaters!

If you would like to own your own piece of turf with the College Football Hall of Fame logo all you have to do is register to win. Winners are drawn every quarter and the ultimate fan experience can be yours!

Silverback™ Quiet Strength Made to Last for McChord Air Force Base

The McChord Air Force Base chose turf that was built to withstand the strength of the air Force, they chose a turf made to last. When they decided to use Sporturf™, they chose a company whose values mirror their own. Sporturf™ is the epitome of integrity, service and quality; easily demonstrated by our superior Silverback™ technology.

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Silverback™ is the result of our specialty Polyurethane backing recipe. Silverback™ coating saturates the primary backing of the synthetic turf and effectively locks the turf blades in place. While most polyurethane backings are a coating simply scraped over the primary backing, Silverback™ actually penetrates into the tuft, surrounding every stitch locking the fibers into the primary backing. This process produces tuft lock well above the industry standard.

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The components that make up Silverback™ are simple. It is, at its core, a heat activated polyurethane with zero vegetable based polyols, forming the best polyurethane backing available in today’s market. When you have Silverback™ as your backing you know you have the quiet strength required by today’s consumers, regardless of the application.

Snoop Dogg Gets Game Ready at the College Football Hall of Fame

Back in January the College Football Hall of Fame had a visitor with his own right to fame. Snoop Dogg, American singer-songwriter and actor visited Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame for an exclusive screening of his TV series, “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.” The series focuses on Snoop’s relationship with his son Cordell Broadus while Cordell decides which college he will play football for.

While there, Snoop spent a few hours touring the 94,256 square foot facility, featuring historic memorabilia, interactive multimedia displays and a 45 yard replica football field that was provided exclusively by Sporturf™. After Snoop spent some time throwing passes and kicking field goals he had this to say, “This is the greatest thing ever…Number one in my book!”

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