Feb. 14, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Dale Getz, athletic facilities manager at the University of Notre Dame since 1990, has been named the 1999 Harry C. Gill Memorial Award winner.
He was honored at the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) 11th Annual Conference and Exhibition, held Jan. 12-16, in St. Louis, Mo.
The Harry C. Gill Memorial Award is one of STMA’s four Founders Awards — the highest awards issued by the association. The late Harry Gill, former head groundskeeper at Milwaukee County Stadium, was STMA’s second president, serving in that capacity from 1982-1983. The Gill Award denotes an individual’s long-time service and commitment to STMA.
Getz, the 1999 recipient, has achieved the status of Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM). He is a longtime member of STMA at both the national and chapter levels. He has served as co-chair of the STMA Certification Program, overseeing its development from an idea to reality. He continues in that capacity to advance the program benefits and importance to all those building, maintaining, using and observing athletic fields.
STMA is a not-for-profit international association of over 1,700 sports turf professionals from schools, colleges and universities, parks and recreation and municipal facilities, and professional stadiums, from educational institutions and from commercial affiliates who unite in promoting better and safe sports turf areas. The association and its affiliated chapters collect and disseminate scientific, educational and practical knowledge on the science of growing grass and the art of maintaining sports turf to produce safe and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces.