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2011 NFCA/Stabilizer Solutions Field of the Year Contest Now Open

Alabama's John & Ann Rhoads Softball ComplexPHOENIX, Ariz. – Soils technology company Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association are now accepting entries for the 2011 Field of the Year Awards. Partnering for the fourth-year running, the award honors outstanding field surfacing and excellence in grounds maintenance, as well as qualities unique to each field. 

The NFCA/Stabilizer Solutions Field of the Year Award is part of the activities of the 2011 NFCA National Convention taking place at Bally’s Las Vegas, Nov. 30th–Dec.r 3rd. Winners will be presented with a plaque at the opening meeting of the convention on Nov. 30, 2011. Photos and field profiles will be published in the December issue of the NFCA’s newspaper Fastpitch Delivery and will appear on the NFCA and Stabilizer Solution websites and Facebook pages. Stabilizer Solutions will also award the winner of each category a pallet of Hilltopper Waterless Mound Clay. A natural clay bound with polymer, keeping it stable, and providing protection from the elements: rain, snow, drought. 

This year’s panel of professional groundskeepers will include guest judge, Pete Wozniak, Arizona State’s head groundskeeper and 2009 Division I Field of the Year Award winner. The entries will be judged on the quality of field surfacing and maintenance. Each team’s specific story, donor, and/or community involvement will also be considered. A popular vote conducted on Stabilizer Solutions Facebook page will also be taken into consideration. 

“Each year the entries are more competitive,” said Jon Hubbs, president and CEO of Stabilizer Solutions, Inc. “I’m always impressed that people are as excited about their fields and their dirt as I am, it’s the building block for winning programs and team pride.” Four schools will be honored in the following categories: High School, Community College, Division I, and Other Four-Year Institutions (including Division II, III, and NAIA) and may be submitted by school officials, coaches, grounds crew, students, parents, and fans. 

Enter before October 31, 2011. Download the entry form here, fill in the information and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to (602) 225-5902. And don’t forget to send pictures. 

Take a look at last years winner’s by clicking here

To download this year's entry form, click here

-Courtesy of Stabilizer Solutions