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The Salvation Army Bellwood Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Opening of New Turf Field

The Salvation Army Bellwood Boys & Girls Club celebrated the opening of their new turf field Saturday, August 18th. The field was made possible by the Atlanta Falcons, the NFL Foundation and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Over 150 children and their families were on hand to celebrate and participate with Freddie Falcon, the Atlanta Cheerleaders and Atlanta Falcons alumni in a special day of festivities –including a free youth football clinic for the kids, who will be part of the Westside Falcons Flag Football League this Fall! All were a big hit for kids and their families! The kids enjoyed lunch, compliments of Chick-Fil-A, after the event.

The Grunduski Group was proud to be a part of this project, leading the team to make the field a reality! A special thank you to all of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Westside partners that made this day possible — including Chatham Landscapes, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Atlanta Falcons, the Home Depot Foundation, Westside Works, LISC, Kids & Pros and several others.

 

Bellwood Turf Field Facts-
❖ How much does the Falcons logo on the field weigh? The Falcons logo weighs 1500 lbs, glued in and infilled
❖ How many truckloads of gravel did you use on the field? (lbs?) 34 Tandem Dump Truck Loads, Approx. 20 tons per load, so 680 tons 1,360,000 lbs of gravel
❖ How many rolls of turf? 23 Rolls
❖ Logos on the field are made by tufting the colored rolls as a solid roll then put on a water jet table where they are cut out. Then they are placed in the floor and glued together
❖ The Falcons Logo took over 14 hours to make
❖ The whole field took over 23 hours to make
❖ Nationwide Turf created this field

 

 

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