The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team baseball team in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) East division. Since its inception, the team’s home venue has been Tropicana Field. The Rays play on a Shaw Sports Turf surface.
Tropicana Field is a domed stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida that has been the home of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB) since the team’s inaugural season in 1998. The stadium is also used for college football. It is currently the only domed stadium in Major League Baseball that is not retractable. It opened in 1990 and was originally known as the Florida Suncoast Dome until 1993 and as the Thunderdome from 1993–1996. Tropicana Field features a Shaw Sports Turf playing surface.
LakePoint Sporting Community is on track to be one of the world’s largest and most unique destinations for travel sports. With more than 1,300 acres nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and adjacent to beautiful Lake Allatoona, LakePoint will feature state-of-the-art sports venues and five million square feet of amenities including onsite hotels, restaurants, themed retail, bowling, ziplines, water parks, and much, much more.
Founded in 2003, the Synthetic Turf Council is a non-profit association dedicated to serving as a resource for trustworthy information about synthetic turf. Our objective is to encourage, promote and facilitate better understanding among all parties involved in the manufacture, selection, delivery and use of today’s synthetic turf systems. To that end, we make every attempt to dispense information that is neutral, objective and validated by independent, current and credible research. As an action-oriented organization, we promote high standards and high quality in our industry through a respected member certification program and strict code of ethics. Our semi-annual membership meetings provide a forum for cooperative learning and issue resolution, while outreach initiatives encourage cooperative relationships between industry and end-user organizations.
The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) is the principle advocate and leadership organization for Texas high school coaches. THSCA provides the highest quality representation, education, and services to Texas high school coaches and affiliate members, and enhances the professionalism of coaches and the schools they represent. Our mission statement is simply this: To help and serve our Texas high school coaches as they work to help and serve our student athletes.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation uses baseball- and softball-themed programs to help build character and teach critical life lessons to underserved youth residing in America’s most distressed communities. Founded in 2001 by members of the Ripken family in memory of their patriarch Cal, Sr., the Foundation works to create programs that positively impact at-risk youth through active community partnerships with America’s most successful youth service organizations. The Ripken Foundation uses the baseball and softball field to help teach life’s critical lessons such as perseverance, loyalty, nutrition, hard work and leadership to young people residing in disadvantaged communities. The Foundation is also designing and building Youth Development Parks, multi-purpose, synthetic surface fields in underserved communities to give kids a clean and safe place to play and learn. The Ripken Foundation has impacted over 1 million kids nationwide through its Youth Development Park initiative and Badges for Baseball programming.
Perfect Game is devoted to furthering the development and career of the talented amateur baseball player. To that end, Perfect Game produces the very highest national level individual player showcase and team tournaments all over the United States. These events have proved invaluable to the college coaching community and major league baseball, as they can scout a large population of talented ball players all in one location.
Italgreen S.P.A. is a leading Italian industrial company manufacturing high-performance synthetic turf systems. Founded in 1983, Italgreen S.p.A has produced and installed top quality synthetic turf systems worldwide for over 30 years. Italgreen SPA is well known in the world for its innovative DNA and has been the first company introducing organic infill for synthetic turf market, Geofill®, internationally registered and patented product. Italgreen is a FIFA licensee company with partners around the world.
Brock International is the leader in performance base systems for synthetic turf. With over 28 million square feet of Brock Performance Base in play underneath athletic fields worldwide, the company engineers the best, safest and most sustainable playing surfaces in the world for athletes at all levels. Brock has handled hundreds of successful installations for clients ranging from NFL teams and major universities to high schools and community parks.
The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland, playing in the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team has played its home games at M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore since 1998, and is headquartered at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.
The mission of the Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County (SAC/HC) is to provide boys and girls from age 4 to 19 with both instructional and competitive youth soccer opportunities that will build character, enhance community, and promote an appreciation of the game of soccer. The vision also emphasizes the core values of self-esteem, confidence, teamwork and respect along with support for the inherent benefits that physical exercise brings.
E & I Financing is a not-for-profit buying cooperative established by members of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). E&I is the nation’s largest buying consortium for colleges and universities with a compelling all-in-one offering that can be used in lieu of what can be a very expensive, complex and labor intensive request for proposal process. PSS, a division of E&I Cooperative Purchasing, leverages its consortium purchasing expertise to connect state government agencies, cities, municipalities, counties and school districts (K-12) with high quality, offer best-of-breed value to the public sector. It is created in accordance with public purchasing rules and regulations that govern nearly all states.
National Joint Powers Alliance® is a national municipal contracting agency providing national contract purchasing solutions and other related programs.
TIPS is available for use by all public and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties and other government entities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a multi-state non-profit organization made up of Educational Service Agencies / political subdivisions organized through a Memorandum of Understanding between all participating states. AEPA is a true “cooperative” that serves to leverage purchasing power to benefit all schools and agencies, regardless of size, with the ability to purchase at equal buying levels.
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