Prince William County, Va.–The Prince William County Park Authority’s Aquatics program has been awarded the 2011 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award from Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. The award recognizes member organizations that have exceeded industry standards in risk management and provide its patrons with superior safety service.


Stake Claim To A Campsite With An App

San Diego, Calif.–Active Network, Inc. has launched two iPhone mobile applications for the and outdoor recreation websites that allow users to find and reserve campsites at national parks, forests, campgrounds and other recreation facilities. Users can view instant site availability information on RV, tent, cabins, day-use and other campground sites. The apps are available for free on the Apple iTunes store.


New Tennis Courts Manual Available

Ellicott City, Md.–The American Sports Builders Association, the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, announces the seventh edition of Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual has been published. Copies are $44.95. They can be ordered by contacting ASBA at (866) 501-2722, or by going to the website, It is also available instantly as a download.


Moved To Tears


I have to tell you that this month’s story about Miki brought me to tears (“Building The Perfect Piazza,” PRB May 2012). Your best story yet!!

–Sue Donohue Smith

Student Union Director

University of Arkansas


Military Roots Run Deep


I have enjoyed your articles in PRB magazine. Both of my parents (deceased) served in the Marine Corps and I am very proud of their service … Mom was a WM during WWII and met Dad while running a USO in California. Dad was a mustang who served 30 years–retiring in 1968.

Your articles bring back some memories for a “Marine Junior.”

Thanks for sharing and thanks for your service.

–Brent Krause, PGA Master Professional

General Manager/Director of Golf

Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

Montgomery, Ala.


Field Notes

In an effort to be more visible in the marketplace, Jacobsen added three new Territory Sales Managers–Kevin Hutchins (sales manager in the west), Darrin Batisky (northeast), and Don Barowsky (northwest)

Profile Products hired Adam Popenhagen as regional market development manager. His territory will consist of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.


American Tennis Rallies For Military Families

Washington, DC–Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) number-one Doubles Player and U.S. Open Doubles Champion Lisa Raymond will serve as a national spokesperson for ThanksUSA today, which aims to thank America’s troops through the gift of education. Raymond is partnering with Men’s Doubles Champions Bob and Mike Bryan to team with tennis clubs, professionals, players and fans around the world to help provide scholarships to military families.

“I am honored to become a spokesperson,” Raymond says. “These scholarships open up limitless opportunities to the spouses and children of our troops. I encourage everyone to give back to our future heroes.”

Tennis facilities are holding ThanksUSA tournaments, sports clinics, auctions and other fundraising events to raise money in support of the ThanksUSA mission to provide need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of active-duty men and women across all the U.S. Armed Forces, the National Guard and Reserves.

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