Toro Turf Training Program

The Toro Company is pleased to announce the second annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. In February 2004, you will travel (all expenses paid) to Houston to help the grounds crew prepare the field for the biggest day in football.

To be considered for the program, you must complete and submit the application form, as well as a 500-word typed essay, describing where you see yourself, professionally, in 5 years and what you hope to accomplish during that time. Also required is a reference from a professor, teacher or employer, and work history.

As a winner, you will experience first-hand what it takes to prepare the field for the Super Bowl. You will work with Ed Mangan and George Toma and the grounds crew prior to the big day. You must be available to work from January 25 to February 1, 2004.

Ed Mangan is the field director at Turner Field in Atlanta, home of Atlanta Braves baseball club. George Toma has served as a consultant and adviser to prepare the field for every Super Bowl ever played.

You can expect a variety of experiences including:
Turf maintenance
Field lining
Logo painting
Irrigation maintenance
Field preparation for media day
Half time preparation and clean-up

Entries must be postmarked by October 15, 2003. You must be enrolled in at least the second year of a 2-year sports turf program or in at least the junior year of a 4-year turf program. Application must include the signature of your school adviser or representative.

Winner will be announced December 1, 2003. Application forms available online at
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