SALEM, Ore.--(Grass Seed USA, a coalition of American grass seed farmers, is launching its inaugural Grass Stains for America campaign to find the best “grass stain moments” (and the great stories behind them) in youth sports. The campaign encourages parents throughout the country to submit photos of their child’s best grass stains to win a prize for the child’s youth team or school and tickets to a professional baseball game or soccer match. Visit and like the campaign page at bit.ly/GrassStainsForAmerica to upload your child’s best baseball/softball, youth soccer or other sports-related grass stain photo with a short written explanation. The program runs through April 19, and Grass Seed USA will announce two winners and four runners-up in mid-May.)--
“Kids enjoy getting grass stains on their jerseys nearly as much as they enjoy playing sports”
“Kids enjoy getting grass stains on their jerseys nearly as much as they enjoy playing sports,” said Bryan Ostlund, Grass Seed USA executive director. “This is a great opportunity for parents to celebrate their children’s achievements on the sports field by telling the great stories behind those grass stains, whether it was a hustle play at a key moment, a funny play that made everyone laugh or a ‘did-I-just-see-that’ moment that would be the envy of any plays-of-the-week list.”
Grass Stains for America kicks off on Mar. 20, and here’s how it works:
- Visit http://bit.ly/GrassStainsForAmerica.
- Click the Like button on the top right of the page to be eligible to enter.
- Summit a photo and explanation (200 words or less) of your child’s best grass stain moment.
- Nominations will be accepted from Mar. 20 through Apr. 19.
Grass Seed USA will pick two winners and four runners-up from the nominations. The two winners will each receive $500 for their youth sports team or school and four tickets to local MLB, MLS or minor league team games. Four runners-up will each receive two tickets to local MLB, MLS or minor league team games. Winners will be announced by mid-May.
About Grass Seed USA
Grass Seed USA is a national coalition of grass seed farmers and academic turf specialists with a wealth of experience in studying, growing, and harvesting grass and grass seed. The coalition seeks to inform and educate residential and commercial customers about the benefits of grass and best practices for responsibly growing and maintaining healthy turf. For more information, visit www.weseedamerica.com or www.facebook.com/WeSeedAmerica, or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/WeSeedAmerica.