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George Toma, Founder of STMA, Super Bowl Groundskeeper

Posted by TruMark / Saturday, February 2, 2013 / Posted Under: Testimonials, Turf _Tips
George Toma Golden Rake Award, to recognize annually a sports turf professional. He is one of the few recognized for the Professional Football Hall of Fame Pioneer Award, voted in in 2001, never having played in a professional football game, and more recently voted into the KC Royals Hall of Fame, 2012.

In 2000 the radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh recognized George Toma's attention to detail while supporting the Super Bowl XXVIII, George's statement, "You always do everything you can and then a little more". Rush went on to recognize this statement in 2007 as his own EIB philosophy.

George Toma has collected many of his tricks of the trade to make sports turf managers job more efficient and playing surfaces safer for the participants in a book, Nitty Gritty Dirt Man, George Toma and Alan Goforth, 2004. An excellent short biography can be found at George Toma: From Single A to the Super Bowl . . . and Then Some, By Kevin Burrows, LSMP Editor.


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