Feb. 8 2019 12:00 AM

Over 100 professional sports turf managers were among the volunteers.

Project EverGreen, Mentor, Ohio, the Sports Turf Management Association, Lawrence, Kansas, the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, local businesses and residents teamed up on Monday, Jan. 21 at Phoenix' Lindo Park to construct a baseball field for the community.

Volunteers include sports field managers, lawn care professionals, landscape contractors, groundskeepers and neighborhood youth, who assisted with the transformation that had an estimated value in excess of $50,000.

“Neighborhoods deserve a healthy park or community green space that they can call their own,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Thriving parks create a community hub for neighbors – young and old – to connect.”

STMA supported the renovation project by having more than 100 professional sports turf managers on site.

“We were thrilled to be a part of this important project and bring a well-managed and playable ballpark to a deserving community,” says Kim Heck, CAE, CEO of STMA. “To use our professional expertise and know-how and bring a plan like this to life is a win-win for everyone.”