Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Tex. Jan. 21-24, 2014.
Since 1989, STMA has hosted its annual convention at major cities across the U.S. The 2013 event in Daytona Beach, Fla. was one of the best attended in association history with a record 168 exhibitors and 1,600 attendees.
“STMA has experienced exceptional growth since the 1980s and the Conference & Exhibition serves as the pinnacle event of our year,” says Kim Heck, CEO of STMA. “Sports turf managers from across the U.S. will descend upon San Antonio for four days to further their knowledge and share best practices while enjoying all the city has to offer.”
For the 2014 event, STMA will recognize four members with Founders Awards who have made significant contributions to the profession. New this year, horticultural tours will be available for attendees along the city’s famed River Walk.
SAFE, the association’s charitable foundation, will host its annual golf tournament, “Casino Night” and auctions to fund educational programs, scholarships and grants. The philanthropic arm enriches communities through championing safe, sustainable sports and recreation fields for all athletes.
STMA’s “Field of the Year” awards will also be presented to members who manage baseball, football, softball, soccer and other sporting grounds at the professional, collegiate or schools (K-12) and parks level.
 To view the Conference digital brochure: www.stmaconference-digital.com/stma/25annualconf
 About STMA
 STMA is the not-for-profit, professional association for men and women who manage sports fields worldwide.  Since 1981, the association and its 34 local chapters have been providing education, information and sharing practical knowledge in the art and science of sports field management.  Its more than 2,600 members oversee sports fields and facilities at schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreational facilities, and professional sports stadiums.
 For more information: www.stma.org, 800.323.3875