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Shaw Sports Turf Ribbon Cutting at Manning Passing Academy

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Shaw Sports Turf Ribbon Cutting at Manning Passing Academy

Shaw Sports Turf and the Manning Passing Academy celebrated a new practice field for Nicholls State University with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 23rd. This field will be home to future Manning Passing Academy events. The ribbon cutting was attended by Shaw Sports Turf representatives, Nicholls State leadership and the entire Manning family in a show of support.  

Shaw Sports Turf installed a top-of-the-line Legion Pro artificial turf field with the NXTPlay performance shock pad as part of a new practice facility being constructed at the University. 

Events like the MPA camp, present Shaw with an opportunity for increased involvement with a great organization and the communities they support. The Shaw Sports Turf vision is to be “MORE THAN A FIELD” to customers and partners alike because relationships formed are important long after the products are installed. 

For over 25 years, the Manning Passing Academy has been helping players fully realize their potential on and off the football field. Whether you’re a QB, RB, WR, or TE, the Manning Passing Academy will help you grasp the fundamentals of your position, and basic offensive and defensive strategies.  

“We’ve gathered some of the most successful and brightest coaches and players from the professional, college, and high school ranks to help all campers learn from the best,” said Archie Manning, Executive Director of The Manning Passing Academy. 

Archie continued, “The Manning Passing Academy is excited to establish a partnership with Shaw Sports Turf. Shaw shares similar values to our organization such as honesty, integrity and passion, making our collaboration the perfect fit. Additionally, they have provided excellent service and communication throughout the installation process for the new field at Nicholls State. The new reimagined space and new field will be the home of future MPA events. We are very pleased with the design and believe this is a field that the University and MPA can be proud of. We look forward to many more successful years of partnership with Shaw Sports Turf.”  

Shaw Sports Turf’s Legion Pro turf product combines slit film and monofilament fibers into one complete system providing the benefits of both: not only does it look like natural grass and allow for better ball roll, but it also has added durability and infill control. The product is constructed with Shaw’s premium bolt fiber and an optimized face weight.  

NXTPlay performance shock pad provides superior performance through sustainability. It is a creative solution for an artificial turf field at the end of its useful life. Shaw Sports Turf recycles these old playing surfaces and transforms them into an innovative, high-quality product and environmental value.  

NXTPlay delivers excellent playability, exceptional safety, and results in the diversion of used turf from landfills. One field of pad produced equals one turf field diverted from the landfill. 

“We could not be more excited about our partnership with the Manning Passing Academy. The Manning’s impact on the game of football is second to none and we are honored to be a part of their continued development of young athletes.” Michael McLaurin, Shaw Sports Turf’s Vice President of Sales. 

To learn more about the Manning Passing Academy (MPA) visit 


A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf.  Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 3,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. 



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