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George Toma, NFL Hall of Fame Groundskeeper, Becomes Advocate and Official Spokesperson for TurfAide.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The official groundskeeper for every Super Bowl, George Toma is the new spokesperson for TurfAide - advanced antimicrobial protection for synthetic turf systems.

"George's extensive experience and reputation in the industry made him a natural fit to represent TurfAide. With his intimate view of the industry, he is also acutely aware of the need for the protection TurfAide provides," said Coatings Specialist Group CEO, Craig Andrews.

"I believe that every school with a synthetic turf field, from kindergarten to the professional level, should have TurfAide applied to them," said Toma.

TurfAide imparts an invisible layer of antimicrobial on synthetic turf systems that remains active 24/7. Powered by the AEGIS Microbe Shield(R), TurfAide is effective against a broad spectrum of all known bacteria, mold, fungi and algae.

"Parents go out of their way to keep their homes clean for their kids, yet they play on surfaces where blood, sweat and other biological contaminants are shed. Even animals like birds and dogs contaminate these playing surfaces," said Toma.

With 60 years of experience, Toma has become known as "The Players Advocate" for a safe and well-maintained playing surface. He has a passion for sports and a drive to give athletes the best fields possible.

Finding an effective antimicrobial solution has become a priority as concern grows over the risks associated with bacteria, including staph infections like MRSA. Most recently, Ty Taubenheim and Alex Rios of the Toronto Blue Jays have been benched from staph infections.

"Today many schools and communities have multiple sports being played on the same field from football to rugby, lacrosse and soccer. Synthetic turf is a very durable surface for all that activity. Now with TurfAide, schools and communities have a cost effective insurance for the safety of any athlete playing on those fields," said Toma.

TurfAide imparts an invisible, odorless layer of antimicrobial that will not leach any chemicals or heavy metals into the environment and will not rub off onto a player's skin.

Registered with the EPA, the AEGIS Microbe Shield has been safely used in medical and consumer goods for more than 30 years. SportCoatings is the first and only to bring this state-of-the-art antimicrobial to the athletic industry.

TurfAide is part of the Sports Antimicrobial System (SAS) by SportCoatings including SportsAide and SportsAide Fabric Conditioner. Extensive warranties and service agreements are available on all applications.

George Toma is regarded as the foremost authority in grounds keeping, serving as an advisor to the NFL, Major League Baseball, World Cup Soccer and the Olympics.

A division of the Coatings Specialist Group (CSG), SportCoatings is the world leader in coatings that enhance, protect and restore synthetic sports surfaces. For more information log onto http://www.csgsport.com/ .

CONTACT: Wendy Orthman, Director of Marketing Communications of Coatings Specialist Group, +1-248-997-3270, cell +1-313-971-4933, or worthman@csggrp.com; or Bob Snodgrass, Toma representative, of Power House, LLC, +1-913-754-5938, cell +1-816-589-6224, or bsnodgrass@powerhousenow.com

Web site: http://www.csgsport.com/
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