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Community Service Project

VOLUNTEERS, SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT NEEDED
2017 Community Service Project Set for April 26 in Hamel

The MPSTMA Community Service Project is annual event performed by members of the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association. In a couple of months, MPSTMA members will gather at Fortin Field in Hamel on Wed., April 26 for a hands-on renovation. This is a great way to work along side the some of the best sports turf managers in the industry. Volunteers are needed. Supplies are needed. If you can help in any way, please contact the MPSTMA office or Mike McDonald at mcdon015@umn.edu

Does Your Baseball/Softball/Soccer/Football
Field or Playground Need to be Renovated?

MPSTMA CSP APPLICATION - 2017 < PRINTABLE FORM
Note: If using printable form, use additional sheets if necessary.


The
Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association has the answers!
We will select a field from entries submitted and provide the labor for the renovation project. Some materials will be donated or provided at a reduced cost. Volunteers from
your organization will be needed to complete the renovation project as well as to care
for the field after the renovations are complete.

POSSIBLE RENOVATION IDEAS:

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Seeding    + Sodding   + Topdressing   + Aerifying   + Mounds   + Homeplate
+ Skinned Areas   + Irrigation Repair  + Grass Areas  +  Base/field Layout

ENTER YOUR FIELD BY COMPLETING THE ON-LINE FORM BELOW:

Organization's name

Name of field or Playground

Location of field
(address, city, state, zip)

User groups
(numbers, ages, sports)

What do you want done to your field?

Why is the project needed?
(safety issues?, field issues?)

Who will do the regular maintenance after completion?

What is the window of time for renovation?

What is the field's history? (age, maintenance, irrigation, uniqueness, etc.)

Contact info of person doing current maintenance. (name, phone, e-mail)

Contact person and contact info for this project (name, phone, e-mail)

 MPSTMA Member Sponsor (not mandatory for submission)


E-MAIL PHOTOS HERE - NOT MANDATORY 

Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391

Call Mike McDonald CSFM
at (612) 328-5812 with questions about this project.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2017
 

THINK SAFETY - DO IT FOR THE KIDS!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

CSP COMMITTEE:
Mike McDonald CSFM
Paul Griffin

Ben Boeding, CSFM

The MPSTMA is seeking volunteers to help with the Community Service Project at A FIELD TO BE ANNOUNCED. To complete this project, the use/need of equipment, products, trucking/hauling and on-site labor is needed!

Please contact Mike McDonald at 612-625-5154 or any of the above committee members if you are interested in volunteering or have equipment or products available for this project.

Needs:
1. Fence Products
2. Bases
3. Benches
4. Seed
5. Fertilizer
6. Ag-Lime
7. Trucking (ex. delivering ag-lime, soil, etc.)
8. Skid Loader
9. Aerator
10. Tractor
11. Seeder
12. Topdresser
13. Utility Carts
14. Laser Grader

In summary, we are looking for these needs listed above and plenty of personnel for the manual labor.

Work Day:  8am - 4pm (8 hours is best, but a 4-hour shift works, too.)
Lunch will be served at noon.

The following link is an example of what the MPSTMA does on a Community Service Project Day. This is a useful file if a renovation project is your future, too.  BALL FIELD RENOVATION

2015 MPSTMA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT - PARKWAY LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD - 10/21/15 < PHOTOS 


2015 MPSTMA COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT HELPS PRODUCE
A BRAND NEW PARKWAY LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD IN ST. PAUL

On October 21, 2015a perfect fall day, MPSTMA members performed a Community Service Project at Parkway Fields in St. Paul. Parkway Fields are a group of four baseball fields on private land. The two original fields were built 60 years ago. The third field, with help from a MPSTMA Community Service Project was built 9 years ago. This year, a fourth field for 5-10 year olds was built.

Thanks in large part to a couple of MPSTMA Commercial member companies: Shwaders Sports Turf Management and Minnesota Sod Company; good people who had the right equipment and made this Community Service Project possible. Homeplate, the pitching rubber and the bases were anchored into their proper spots. Volunteers helped pinch together the sod as it was laid in the outfield by one of Minnesota Sod Company's sod rolling machines.

The group of volunteers took a break at mid-day for lunch featuring pulled pork sandwiches and grilled hot dogs.

MPSTMA CSP PARTICIPANTS
Mike McDonald CSFM, TCF Bank Stadium
Ben Boeding CSFM, City of Eagan
Tom Groh, Minnesota Sod Company
Adam Farrell, Shwaders Sports Turf Management
Kyle Larson, Shwaders Sports Turf Management
Steve Nielsen, Shwaders Sports Turf Management
Jerry Nelson, Macalester College
Troy Von Holdt, Redexim Turf Products
Kevin Manley, JRK Seed and Turf Supply
Mike Kelly, TerraMax
Matt Ring, TerraMax
Dave Nozal, Tree Trust
Sean Ransick, Tree Trust
Caleb Leto, Site One
Joe Churchill, Reinders Inc.
Doug Daniel, Cycle Works Golf Supply
Duke Halley, Central Sod Farm
Jeff Turtinen, MPSTMA
Ken Sabota, Parkway Fields
....plus a half dozen local volunteers



It wasn't the most complex of Community Service Projects performed by MPSTMA but it certainly was a job well done

2011 MPSTMA RENOVATES BALDWIN PARK

By Tom Knisley
Three Rivers Park District

Baldwin Park in Circle Pines received a major facelift thanks to the teamwork of the Centennial Baseball League, the City of Circle Pines and the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association, (MPSTMA).

e Centennial Baseball League has hosted literally hundreds of home games at Baldwin Park over the years.  But after years of heavy use, the ball field at the park was in need of improvements. The City of Circle Pines agreed. But with tough economic times and tight budgets the city simply couldn’t commit the kind of resources necessary to make the changes.  So a partnership was born. The Centennial Baseball League and the city developed a plan for improving the ball fields.  Improvements would include a new pitcher’s mound, grass base paths down the first and third baselines, a new home plate area, a reworked infield, new warning track, an improved sprinkler system, and artificial turf lining the dugout areas.  If the league could raise the funds for the improvements the city would okay the work and provide assistance during construction.

Circle Pines Park Superintendent Dave Phipps said a partnership was the key to the project moving forward.  “Partnering is the only way something like this is going to happen.  It’s how small towns get things done,” Phipps said.  With the blessing of the city, the Centennial Baseball League began their efforts to raise the resources for the project.  Local ballplayers sold raffle tickets and raised roughly $7,000.  A good start, but more was needed.  Fortunately, the leagues grant writing efforts paid off.

And that’s when the Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association joined in.  Each year this group, of landscaping and field maintenance and construction experts gather donated, time, equipment, materials and expertise from vendors and local businesses in their profession. They then bring all of those gathered resources together to complete one public service project a year.  This year they chose the grant application that was submitted by the Centennial Baseball League.

So on August 8th ball players, families, city officials, and turf experts all gathered to give Baldwin Park a makeover.  Mike McDonald, turf manager for TCF Stadium, was the project manager for the Baldwin Park Redo.  “We’ve been doing this for nine years.”  McDonald said.  For McDonald it’s all about community service.  Paul Griffin who co-chaired the project for the MPSTMA agreed. ”This is a great opportunity for us to share our skills and help out local communities and baseball associations,” Griffin said.

Bob Irlbeck, Field Manager for the Centennial Baseball League was grateful for the support.  “It would be impossible for a small baseball association to pull off a major project like this without the cooperation and support we’ve received from the city, the turf managers and all the generous businesses that donated, time labor, supplies and equipment,” Irlbeck said.

The vendors and businesses that donated to this effort were, John Deere Landscapes, JRK Seed & Turf Supply, MagicTurfs, MTI Distributing Inc., Property Props, Reinders Inc., TerraMax, Tri State Bobcat, Toro Company, Turf Co., PBI Gordon, D. Ervasti Sales and Turfwerks.

So what do the ball players think?  “I’m excited to play here next year.  It’s so much nicer now.  Did you see that pitcher’s mound?  It’s amazing,” said Carl Knisely who played on the 13UAAA traveling team this year.

Centennial Baseball League offers traveling baseball at the AAA and AA levels and also fields in house teams that compete in the Northstar League. The league serves area youth ages 13-19, who are from the communities of Circle Pines, Centerville, the Eastern portions of Blaine, Lexington and Lino Lakes.  




 























 


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MISSION STATEMENT

The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722

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