Toma winners

Dan Bergstrom, CSFM
BBVA Compass Stadium

The George Toma Golden Rake Award is known as the “and then some” award, because this honor goes to an individual who goes above and beyond what is required. Dan was cited by his peers as someone who has always been willing to give time and expertise to the industry. He has given and continues to give numerous presentations — locally, regionally and nationally — and host events at his facility. In a career that is primarily in baseball, Dan has led field rebuilds at inner-city facilities and assisted many sports field managers in their careers at minor league facilities and in the Dominican Republic. His vision for the association exemplifies the George Toma philosophy.

Previous George Toma "Golden Rake" Award Recipients

Year Award Winner
2016 Bruce Suddeth, University of South Carolina Upstate (SC)
2015 Ben Polimer, Town of Weston (MA)
2014 Mike Albino, Ballard Sports, Syracuse (NY)
2013 Matt Tobin, Pioneer Athletics, Saco (ME)
2012 Michael Boettcher, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee (WI)
2011 Tom Nielsen, Louisville Bats Baseball Club, Louisville (KY)
2010 Mel Lanford, Retired from University of Texas, Austin (TX)
2009 Craig Potts, Texas A&M University, College Station (TX)
2008 David Reiss, Wasatch County School District, Heber City (UT)
2007 Tony Diaz, Waukegan Park District (IL)
2006 Todd Jeansonne, Louisiana State University and Jeff Kershaw, West Baton Rouge Parrish School
2005 Jim Wiggins, Tomball ISD, Tomball (TX)
2004 Kevin Meredith, National Soccer Hall of Fame (NY)
2003 James Crawford, McFarland Schools (WI)
2002 Jesse Cuevas, Rosenblatt Stadium (NE)
2001 Terry Nance, Cape Fear High School (NC)
2000 Connie Rudolph, CSFM, Midway Stadium (MN)
1999 Boyd (Rob) Montgomery, Sylvania Recreation (OH)
1998 Don Kelly, City of Rocky River (OH)
1997 Timothy Burke, Town of Bethel (CT)

* Facility listed is where employed at time of award. Check Directory for current listing