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BEACON ATHLETICS – YEAREND Deals ! ( Dec.’18 )

Make sure your remaining budget doesn’t go to waste…

End-of-Year Budget.

2018 is almost wrapped up… get ready for 2019!
You know us as the “Ultimate Ballfield Resource” and this time of year is the perfect time to think about your Wish List for 2019. Only a few weeks remain in 2018, make sure your end-of-year budget is used to set you up for next season. You can view all of our field maintenance products here, but here’s a couple ideas for you:
FieldShield Standard Hem Area Tarps
FieldShield Standard Hem Area Tarps
$59.00 – $629.00
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FieldShield Weighted Hem Area Tarps
FieldShield Weighted Hem Area Tarps
$185.00 – $1,029.00
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Your ‘Other’ Family…
With Holiday Season upon us, I often think of the great times I used to have with my Orioles ground crews around the holidays. We always laid our ground crew off for the winter just before Thanksgiving. From that point until March 1, it would just be myself and my assistants. We were usually eating up our vacation during that time. As many of you have realized by now, in our industry we spend a lot of hours during the growing / sports season with our “other family” — our crew.

Back in the late 1980s and 1990s, my crew was made up of young inner city men. Most of whom didn’t have anything more than a high school diploma. College educated sports turf interns were just coming into the picture at that time. Some of my crew didn’t have much, but they worked really hard for me and the holidays was a chance to show them my appreciation…


Continue reading at Ballfields.com about the unique gift giveaways back in Baltimore during the 1980s and 90s from Beacon’s own Paul Zwaska, former head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles… “Your ‘Other’ Family”

SAVE 10% when you buy 6 or more of the same style glove or the same style safety glasses!
Youngstown Pro XT Gloves
Youngstown Pro XT Gloves
$29.00
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Edge Eyewear Kazbeck Aqua Precision Blue Polarized Lens
Edge Eyewear Kazbeck Aqua Precision Blue Polarized Lens
$36.00
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Safety matters. Take it from some of our most-seasoned veterans, making sure your crew is able to do their jobs in a way that is smart and safe is not only good for their bodies, it can help make everyone more productive.”
— Paul Zwaska, former head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles

O P E N   B O X   I T E M   O F   T H E    W E E K

Standard Outfield Distance Marker (“200”)
Reg. $95 — NOW ONLY $70  SAVE $25!


This navy blue outfield distance sign with gold lettering (24″ numerals) is a great value. Standard = 38″H x 56″W.   Brand-new condition.
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By Groundskeepers, For Groundskeepers.
The time and effort necessary to train new staff each year can become overwhelming, and that’s exactly why we developed Groundskeeper University. GU is the perfect online tool for teaching summer help, volunteers, and new staff. Through videos, photos, audio, and written material your staff will learn the right way with the tried and true practices taught by Paul Zwaska.

Enjoy this by-groundskeepers-for-groundskeepers resource and, when you find a lesson or technique you know others will benefit from, be sure to share it with your colleagues on Facebook or Twitter !

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