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BY Jennifer Muse



West New York, NJ - Shaw Sports Turf is proud to announce a special #MORETHANAFIELD sponsorship of a non-profit called Educating Athletes. Educating Athletes, based in New Jersey, is an organization with an unprecedented youth enrichment and educational initiative for disadvantaged high school athletes that have the potential of earning an athletic scholarship.

This program is operated by a staff of professional recruiters, coaches, educators and individuals who have mentored over 200 high school athletes through the process of achieving college scholarships and becoming productive members of their community. In partnership with NFL/NBA players, college coaches, recruiters and other non-profits like Athletes in Action, the group has designed a program that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual development of students.

Shaw Sports Turf is truly honored to be involved in events like these, where our contribution makes a difference to athletes in the communities in which we serve. 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.

“We have provided and financially assisted students with: a) Tutoring (SAT / ACT Prep Courses) b) Developing player highlights to showcase skills c) Promoting and marketing students to prospective colleges d) Student participation in combines & college camps e) Transportation and preparation for college visits and coach’s interview f) Character development, core values and work ethic g) Leadership training, time management, financial literacy.  These efforts have helped us attain scholarships for 98% of our scholar athletes, and sponsorships like the ones from Shaw Sports Turf allow us to continue,” said Henry Queiro, Executive Director of Educating Athletes.

Each year the group holds and event for high school and college coaches. This year’s event will be December sixth in New Jersey.

To learn more about Educating Athletes 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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