Marywood University’s Pacer Park Field Named a 2016 Field of Distinction
SCRANTON, PA (January 29, 2016)—Marywood University’s Pacer Park Field has earned the Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization’s Field of Distinction honors for 2016. The award presentation will take place on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 1:15 p.m., during the 20th annual KAFMO/PRPS Athletic Field Conference to be held at the Holiday Inn in Grantville, Pa.
Pacer Park Field is the home field of the Division III Marywood University Pacers baseball team. The field was constructed on campus in 1996, and has hosted numerous PIAA high school playoff games as well as the fall/spring seasons for Marywood’s athletic programs. For the first time in 2015, Pacer Field hosted the CSAC league baseball tournament. The field is maintained by Rob Galdier, athletic fields group leader, who uses several innovative ideas to keep Pacer Park Field the showcase field that it has become.
Field of Distinction honors are awarded annually by KAFMO to facilities that have demonstrated a dedication to providing safe and playable conditions for their users, regardless of the level of play. Entrants must supply information on the type of facility, the uses of the facility that impact the playing conditions, the maintenance program, budget, and staff. The KAFMO Board of Directors judges entrants.
KAFMO is a group of more than 300 individuals committed to enhancing the professionalism of athletic field managers in Pennsylvania. The organization’s goal is to improve the safety, playability, and appearance of all athletic fields in the state. KAFMO members represent school districts, colleges, professional facilities, park and recreation departments, youth leagues, educators, and commercial vendors.
For more information on Marywood University’s athletic facilities, please visit www.marywoodpacers.com/sports/2007/9/10/Facilities.aspx?tab=facilitiesrentalinfo, or call (570) 348-6211. For more information on the Field of Distinction Award, KAFMO, or the awards ceremony, please contact Dan Douglas, president of KAFMO, at (610) 375-8469, ext. 212.