Fall Turf Day

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • DeFazio Sports Complex, 380 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA


  • Display and/or Demo
    (includes 4 company representatives)
  • Large Display and/or Demo in key location
    (includes 10 company representatives)
  • Literature Display
    (includes 2 company representatives)

Registration is closed

Synthetic Field Management: 
Design, Installation, Maintenance & Replacement

Introduction 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

From site selection and design to installation and care, sport turf professionals are responsible for every aspect of synthetic turf management. We’ll take a close look at the entire resurfacing process of two athletic fields in Needham, MA. Learn what worked and what didn’t. Take away lessons learned from experienced SFMs. See best- in-class grooming, testing, and maintenance practices. Check out the latest equipment and services from our industry’s leading suppliers.

If you manage synthetic turf fields, you do not want to miss this meeting – jam-packed with expert advice and practical solutions.

Edward Olsen, Superintendent
Parks & Forestry Division, Needham, MA

Bradlee Mezquita, PE, LEED AP, Vice President
Tighe & Bond, Inc., Portsmouth, NH

Robert Delmonico, President & Co-owner
R.A.D. Sports, Rockland, MA

Field Demonstrations featuring Tom Irwin,  TPC and Shaw - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Performance Quality Standards Testing

Understanding how an athletic field performs is crucial in helping you identify opportunities to improve its playability and safety. Performance Quality Standards (PQS) is an assessment and evaluation tool that helps you measure the quality of your athletic field against multiple criteria focused on its playing, presentational, and structural quality. This hands-on demonstration will feature a PQS assessment of compaction, surface hardness, traction/stability, infill depth, ball roll/bounce, and more.

Ian Lacy, Lead Project Advisor
Scott Vose Technical Advisor
Tom Irwin Advisors
Burlington, MA

Improve Productivity & Efficiency with Toro

Check out Toro’s industry-leading equipment designed to help your team improve productivity and work more efficiently. From infield management and turf aeration to all-season mowing with versatile attachments, you’ll find the tools you need to grow and maintain healthy sports fields. The many benefits of Toro’s 5040 infield machine, 648 Procore walk-behind aerator, PLH800 direct collect 50” mower, 3310 Outfront 72” rotary mower, and Ventrac 4500 72” rotary mower will be demonstrated.

Scott Lagana, SF&G Territory Sales Manager
Turf Products Corporation/Toro
Enfield, CT

Shaw Sports Turf's Head-to-Toe Athlete

When it comes to synthetic turf fields, sport turf managers are challenged with providing playing surfaces that mimic natural grass with a laser focus on athlete safety and performance. Learn how Shaw Sports Turf’s industry-leading innovation, testing protocols, and technical know-how help deliver today’s highest-performing synthetic systems. Shaw’s main product lines: NXT Play pad, Geofill and NaturalPlay infills, as well as the Shaw Grass product line, will be featured.

Joe Kacevich, New England Territory Manager
Crystal Grim, Business Development Manager
Shaw Sports Turf
Dalton, GA

NESTMA's Fall Turf Day includes coffee, fruit & muffins & sandwiches


8:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee & Muffins

8:50 a.m. Welcoming Remarks/Frame Day/Thank Sponsors  - Chris McGinty

9:00 a.m. Synthetic Field Management: Design, Installation, Maintenance & Replacement - Ed Olsen, Bradley Mezquita, Robert Delmonico

10:00 a.m. Break/Visit Sponsors/Coffee

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Field Demonstration Stations:

  • Head-to-Toe Athlete - Joe Kacevich & Crystal Grim – Shaw Sports Turf
  • PQS Testing Demonstration - Ian Lacy & Scott Vose – Tom Irwin, Inc.
  • Improve Productivity & Efficiency with Toro - Scott Lagana – Turf Products Corp.

12:30 p.m. Visit Sponsors/ Networking/ Lunch 

Sponsorship Opportunity

The region’s leading sports turf managers are invited to attend NESTMA’s Fall Turf Day. Sponsorship is a cost-effective way to widen your customer circle, showcase your newest offerings, and develop relationships that lead to sales – all while demonstrating your company’s support for New England’s sports turf industry.

  • Meet face-to-face with key decision makers from across New England.
  • Build brand awareness & generate leads.
  • Underscore your company’s support of our region’s sports turf industry.

There’s no better way to meet and do business with sports turf professionals in New England today.

Sign up now and start benefiting from advance promotional opportunities!

Charissa Sharkey, Sponsor Liaison
(508) 653-1241

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