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2017 Community Service Project


Committed to Community Wellness

The Synthetic Turf Council (STC), the world's largest organization dedicated to representing the synthetic turf industry, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to donate a new 14,000 sq. ft. synthetic turf softball field to the Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp. The summer camp program, located in Wilson County, Tennessee, helps underprivileged children develop team-building skills and break down cultural barriers. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry delivered remarks.

"We are proud that this multi-purpose field will provide thousands of hours of enjoyment for underprivileged youth in the Nashville area," stated Dan Bond, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Synthetic Turf Council. "The STC and its members are fully committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf."

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About Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 operates a summer camp program for underprivileged children at its facility in Wilson County, on Old Hickory Lake. The 35 acre property has been developed into a site that has a pool, bunk house, mess hall, ball field and lake access. The week-long curriculum of activities is geared to develop team building and break down cultural barriers. The counselors are all police officers working in conjunction with the city to break the stereotype these children normally have of police officers. The camp serves 300 children per summer, on average.

Providing Opportunities for Underprivileged Children in Our Community...

  • Keeps kids off the streets and away from gangs & drugs.
  • Builds positive and long-lasting relationships between police and their communities.
  • Provides kids with positive role models.
  • Shows kids that people in their community do care about them, especially their neighborhood police officers.
  • Participating children are provided needed articles for school and followed up with though the year by our school officers to continue the bonds built during camp.

Thank You to Our Project Contributors

Construction Management, Base Installation, Turf Installation
Korey Heightman, Kormac

Engineering Consultant
Laith Ross, RossTarrant Architects

Project Manager
Amy Brackin, Liberty Tire Recycling

Member & Non-member Donors
ACT Global
Advanced Drainage Systems
Alpine Services, Inc.
ARL Logistics LLC
Astroturf Corporation
Bell & Associates
Controlled Products
Branham Trucking
ForeverLawn Inc.
Hydraway Drainage Systems
Liberty Tire Recycling
Precision Jet/TurfBond
The Rogers Group
RossTarrant Architects
Schmitz Foam Products
Shaw Sports Turf
Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.
Sports Labs USA
Sunbelt Rentals
Techmer PM
Target Technologies Int’l Inc.
Universal Textile Technologies
Dr. Jeffrey K. Graydon
Mr. Craig Honkomp
Mr. Daniel K. Bond

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