Grounds Keeper Games 2022

Grounds Keeper Games 2022
IPRA's Parks & Natural Resource Management (PNRM) Section presents their first ever Grounds Keeper Games.  Parks professionals will compete as teams in different challenges including a zero turn mowing course, a truck and trailer course, a snow plow course, and a backpack blower course.  Each team can include anywhere from 2-4 members per registration (agencies can bring multiple teams).  Top overall team will receive an award.  We will also award the top performer in each individual event. Agencies are responsible for bringing all of their own equipment for their team(s) to participate in each event.  Check-in will begin at 8:30am with the event beginning at 9:00am, so be sure to arrive early!

To Register:  
Login to your IPRA account (See "Sign in" to the right or below), then scroll down to select "Register Myself".  If you are not an IPRA member, create an account (See create a new account under "Sign in", then register for the event). 

Teams:  A team will consist of anywhere from 2-4 participants.  Each participant must compete in at least one event and must be determined upon registration.

Equipment:  Agencies are responsible for bringing all of their own equipment for their team(s) to participate in each event.  Equipment required includes:  A pickup sized truck, a trailer (not longer than 18 feet), a plow (V or straight), zero turn mower, backpack blower, high vis vest, a hard hat, and PPE (ear and eye protection).  All participants must be wearing closed toe shoes.

Event Safety:   Any participant who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to the coronavirus or has symptoms of any illness should stay home and seek medical care if necessary.

Fee: $30.00 IPRA Member / $45.00 Non-Member

Cancellations: Refunds will be issued to requests received on or before July 18, 2022, less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 18, 2022.

Participation Waiver: Each team member must complete a participation waiver prior to competing in the event. Waivers will be emailed prior to the event and completed forms can be submitted at check-in the morning of the event.

Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, the team captain will be notified by 7:00 a.m. via email. There is no rain date for this event.

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CEUs:  Event is not approved for CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, CTRS). 

Volunteers:  Interested in participating but don't have a team?  Contact Shane Hamilton if you would be interested in volunteering at the event.

Questions: CLICK HERE to visit the Parks & Natural Resource Management (PNRM) Section page, or contact Section Director Shane Hamilton at [email protected].
7/22/2022 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Carol Stream Park District Fountain View Recreation Center 910 North Gary Avenue Carol Stream, IL UNITED STATES

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