Source: USA Football, FieldTurf
For the fourth consecutive year, USA Football and FieldTurf will be accepting applications for their annual Field Building Grants Program. Municipalities, school systems and tax-exempt youth leagues are eligible for a grant, in the form of a $50,000 credit, to be used toward the purchase of a FieldTurf synthetic field.
Since 2011, the USA Football and FieldTurf partnership has contributed to the construction of five new finished fields, and more grant-aided projects are currently in the works.
Applications can be made at www.usafootball.com/fieldgrants and will be accepted through May 15. Grants will be awarded based on merit and need.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, manages U.S. national teams in the sport and is one of 67 national federations, spanning six continents, dedicated solely to football. USA Football trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any other organization in the U.S.
FieldTurf, the official synthetic turf provider of USA Football since 2011, is the global leader in the manufacturing of synthetic turf sports fields. FieldTurf has installed thousands of football fields at the high school and municipal level throughout the United States, in addition to more than 100 football fields for NCAA Division I schools along with game and/or practice fields for 21 of the NFL’s 32 teams.
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7,000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurfsynthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.
About USA Football:
Indianapolis-based USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football advances coaching education and player skill development for safer play and positive experiences through athletics. Follow USA Football at www.facebook.com/usafootball or on Twitter @USAFootball.