See You Next Week!

Beacon AthleticsNext week is the National Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Conference & Trade Show in Phoenix. If you are attending the show, look for us in booth #421 (view map). We will have lots of product on display as well as a demonstration area for the SweetSpot Tamp system. You will be able to try the SweetSpot for yourself and see (and feel) why it has become a “must-have” tool for your ballfield maintenance arsenal. We’ll also have several of our Beacon Experts on hand to help you with answers to any of your field maintenance questions and your most pressing field problems.

By the way, did you know that Beacon also sponsors the Safe Foundation’s “SAFE Night of Bowling” on Tuesday night? We hope you have preregistered for a fun night of bowling, networking and camaraderie at the STMA conference on Tues., January 22. It benefits a great cause. The SAFE Foundation funds research and scholarships in the sports turf industry. Let’s all try to do our part to help fund the future of our industry.

The STMA show’s dedicated Exhibit Hall hours are:

  • Thursday, January 24 from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Friday, January 25 from 10 am to 1 pm
Paul Zwaska

Paul Zwaska

A former head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles, Paul graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1984 with a Bachelor's in Soil Science with a specialty in Turf & Grounds Management. Paul took over as head groundskeeper for the Orioles’ final season at old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore and then was heavily involved throughout the design and construction phases of Oriole Park at Camden Yards which debuted on April 4, 1992. Paul has led Technical Sales Support at Beacon Athletics since the summer of 2000. In 2012, Paul authored and oversaw the launch of "Groundskeeper University", the first online ballfield maintenance training venue. Over the years, Paul has donated thousands of hours working with West Madison Little League, which also plays a critical role in the research and development for many of Beacon’s innovative field maintenance tools.