Caring for sports fields is typically the full-time job of a professional sports turf manager. However, oftentimes the job may fall to inexperienced volunteer groups or parents. Community fields may be neglected and unsafe for play because public athletic fields are often the lowest priority for maintenance.
The SAFE Foundation seeks to change this. Through its mission (To enrich communities through championing safe, sustainable sports and recreation fields for all athletes) SAFE brings much needed attention to communities by rebuilding sports fields and educating those who care for them. The volunteers who renovate these fields are members of one of 33 local chapters of STMA, the association that founded SAFE.