Don Bosco Prep Selects FieldTurf for Stadium Surface Upgrade

Number 1 high school program elects to go with FieldTurf again amidst outstanding on-field success.

Ramsey, NJ, August 15, 2012 --( Ranked Number 1 in most National Polls, Don Bosco Prep Football Ironmen will continue playing on FieldTurf into the foreseeable future. School officials decided on re-surfacing their primary stadium field with FieldTurf, the same surface provider it’s had since 2003. Installation was recently completed this past week, and the field will be ready for the upcoming football and lacrosse seasons.

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Perry and his team of professionals at Field Turf,” said Don Bosco Prep Athletic Director Brian McAleer. “Field Turf promotes safety first above all else. We have an obligation to plan for the future and the renovation of Granatell Stadium enables us to move forward in the best interests of meeting the needs of our student-athletes. This first phase is only the beginning to what we at Don Bosco Prep expect to be the premier athletic fields in Northern New Jersey.”

FieldTurf’s “system” is what sets it apart from competing alternatives the industry has to offer. A patented infill mix of cryogenic rubber and silica sand gives the necessary backing and traction athletes need for maximum performance. It also provides a proven safer playing surface, as testing data has shown a reduction in serious injuries played on FieldTurf vs. competitor brands and natural grass. With the success Don Bosco has had playing on FieldTurf, there was no need to change. Adding the fact that FieldTurf fields look great and aesthetically pleasing, the relationship with Don Bosco has become a truly great match.

“High school sports in America are one of the fabrics of our society and we’re committed to continuing help grow youth athletics,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “Don Bosco Prep is one of the most prestigious institutions in the nation, with a fine athletic program that flexes its dominance every year. On top of the on-field success they have, they embed strong values and characteristics in their students that we believe in. We’re proud to partner with the school and hope to continue our wonderful relationship into the future – and witness much more success on the field!”

In 2010, the Ironmen went an impressive 12-0 – capping their season off with a New Jersey Group IV championship. With 59 of the last 60 state championships, it’s clear Don Bosco is a powerhouse and takes its sports seriously. Highly regarded sports polls have them ranked #1 in the nation, and that trend should continue on FieldTurf. Don Bosco joins an elite group of schools at the collegiate and professional level to play on FieldTurf surfaces. This list includes Nebraska, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, West Virginia, Illinois, Illinois State, Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech, Iowa, Rutgers, Syracuse, Cincinnati and Louisville. In the NFL, the New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions all play their home games on FieldTurf.

About FieldTurf
FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

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Jason Smollett