Community Service Project

August 19, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The MPSTMA will renovate Legion Field in Buffalo on May 6. The field is located at the intersection of County Hwy. 34 & and County Road 134. Volunteers and supplies are needed to complete all the work that is planned by the end of the day. This is a great opportunity to learn how to do various renovations on a baseball field from some of the most experienced ports turf managers around. Contact the MPSTMA office if you’d like to participate. The following projects are planned: Home Plate Circle Renovation; Pitcher Mound Renovation; Arc Restoration/3rd Base Overrun Repair, and Ag-lime Restoration.

Home Plate Circle:
+ Plate to be raised 2 inches
+ Clay added and graded
+ Front of circle: cut out, graded, sodded

Pitcher Mound:
+ Mound returned to 18 ft. diameter
+ Mound rebuilt to specs with clay

Arc Restoration/3rd Base Overrun:
+ Arc restored to 92”
+ Lip from 2nd to 3rd removed and restored
+ Overrun at 3rd restored to match 1st Base

+ Fill Base paths
+ Grade Infield

Last year, on September 25, more than 30 people volunteered their time and efforts at this year's MPSTMA Community Service Project at Memorial Field in Osseo.
A special thanks to our participating vendors. Without their help and equipment, not nearly as much would have been accomplished. Tom Groh and his staff from Minnesota Sodding Company went beyond what was expected. Steve Berg, Berg Turf, was also a tremendous asset.

Volunteers included:
1. Mike McDonald, CSFM, TCF Bank Stadium
2. Ben Boeding, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company
3. Roger Weinbrenner, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company
4. Tom Groh, Minnesota Sodding Company
5. Tom Rudberg, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company
6. Kent Harris, Minnesota Sodding Company
7. Steve Berg, CSFM, Berg Turf
8. Joshua Gerth, CSFM, Bethel University
9. Dillon Crum, Bethel University
10 Tim Anderson, Bethel University
11 Larry Gorman, MTI Distributing Company
12. Terry Young, MTI Distributing Company
13. Bob Frank, MTI Distributing Company
14. Reid Johnson, CSFM, St. Paul Academy & Summit School
15. Matt Grosjean, CSFM, ISD #197
16. Tom Thul, The Tessman Company
17. Tom O'hern, Pioneer Athletics
18. Mike Kelly, Twin City Seed Company / Environmental Agrinomics
19. Mark Kruse, CSFM, City of Lakeville
20 Joe Bronk, City of Lakeville
21 Mark Roschton, City of Lakeville
22. Chase Straw, University of Minnesota
23. Tom Shaw, ISD #279
24. Tyler Moseng, ISD #279
25. Jesse Phenow, ISD #279
26. Mark Klimer, ISD #279
27. Jesse Phenow, ISD #279
28. Bob Anderson, City of Osseo
29. Scott Bernardson, City of Osseo
30 T. J. Mattson, City of Osseo
31 Jeff Wolff, Osseo Baseball Parent
32 Greg Nimms, Osseo Baseball Parent
33. Joe Lavin, Osseo Baseball Coach
34. Bill Quan, Osseo
35. Jeff Turtinen, MPSTMA
++ a number of kids who will be using the field!

Gain experience:
+ Seeding
+ Sodding
+ Topdressing
+ Aerifying
+ Mounds
+ Homeplate
+ Skinned Areas
+ Irrigation Repair
+ Grass Areas
+ Field Layout

CSP Committee:
Mike McDonald, CSFM, TCF Bank Stadium
Ben Boeding, CSFM, Minnesota Sodding Company
Reid Johnson, CSFM, St. Paul Academy & Summit School
Joshua Gerth, CSFM, Bethel University


$0.00 Free Event