Toma winners

Kim Heck, CAE
Sports Turf Managers Association

2019 George Toma "Golden Rake" Award Winner

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. Kim embodies that principle. Kim has had a unique and unparalleled dedication to STMA for the last 15 years. A strong and inspiring leader in our industry, she possesses organizational management skills that are second to none. While not actually managing sports fields, Kim has spent an entire professional career enhancing and promoting the golf and sports field management industry. Most importantly, she is willing to walk a mile for any of STMA’s members.

Previous George Toma "Golden Rake" Award Recipients

Year Award Winner
2018 Abby McNeal, CSFM, CPRP, Denver City and County Parks Department (CO)
2017 Dan Bergstrom, CSFM, BBVA Compass Stadium
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)

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