Source: Synthetic Turf International

Dalton, Georgia (February 7, 2013) - Impressed by the dedication of non-profit groups that work tirelessly to help kids, pets and the community overall, Synthetic Turf International (STI) has launched its Better Play & Recreation Contest to recognize their efforts. The Grand Prize is a synthetic turf putting green, playground, park or a special install worth up to $50,000.

"We are proud to help enhance the recreation and landscape needs of people throughout North America with the highest quality synthetic turf installations and solutions," said Dakota Harp, General Manager of Synthetic Turf International. "It is a pleasure to award this turnkey synthetic turf installation prize to a worthy organization."

Whether it is a new playground for kids at a family shelter, putting greens for youth at risk who are turning around their lives, a new training area for a canine assistance program or a community park that helps children with disabilities play outside on an accessible surface, the prize should enhance the ability of the organization to help the populations it serves. The contest is open to non-profit groups, service organizations, schools, daycare facilities and community parks throughout North America.

The submission deadline is April 26, 2013. Entrants should clearly demonstrate their need for a synthetic turf green space and the anticipated positive impact it would make in the delivery of their services. Ten finalists will be selected by May 6, 2013 and then posted online for a public voting period of approximately one month to determine the winner. Visit www.synthetic-turf.com to enter and learn more.

About Synthetic Turf InternationalBased in Dalton, Georgia, Synthetic Turf International focuses on helping people experience a greener world in places where natural grass doesn't easily grow. With its outstanding network of 70 dealers, the company is recognized as the leading manufacturer and installer of the highest quality synthetic turf in the industry. Their synthetic turf products are currently in use at thousands of playgrounds, landscape projects, golf courses and indoor sport facilities throughout North America.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.