News from the American Sports Builders Association                                                        April 2013

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ASBA Flies South for the Winter Meeting

ASBA members and guests traveled to Puerto Rico for the 2013 Winter Meeting. This marked a return visit to this destination, and provided some excellent opportunities for Association business, as well as some serious R&R.

The meeting was held at the Wyndham Rio del Mar. Mornings were spent working on ASBA projects such as developing topics for various membership division’s position papers, as well as sessions for the upcoming Technical Meeting. In addition, it offered a chance to do some work on the Association’s publications, including Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual, as well as Indoor Surfaces: An Installation and Maintenance Manual.

Afternoons found participants enjoying a variety of activities. These included sightseeing in the rain forest, enjoying the beaches and exploring the nearby city of San Juan.

In addition, attendees found time to challenge one another in (what else?) sports! The ASBA’s Tennis Tournament (sponsored by Har-Tru) was a well-attended competition, from which two winners emerged: Ben Brooks (Patriot Court Systems, Inc., Houston, Texas) and Carolyn Pettit (Charlottesville, Virginia).

The 2014 Winter Meeting will be held at the Paradisus Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from Feb. 21-23. Mark your calendar now! Information will be sent to all members automatically; others can request to get on the mailing list by calling 866-501-ASBA (2722) or can wait for information to be posted at   

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