- October 24, 2013 – New Study Supports UV Light for Effectively Sterilizing Artificial Turf to Eliminate MRSA Risk
- May 20, 2013 – Sports Turf Northwest Announces Two NFL Teams Have Incorporated the GreenZapr™ UVC Synthetic Turf Sterilization Machine into Their Bacteria and Virus-Fighting Arsenals
- April 22, 2013 – Former NBA Star Brian Grant Teams With Sports Turf Northwest to Promote miniZapr™ Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Technology for Indoor Sports Facilities
Mike Woelfel is best described as a problem solver who always believes in trusting his instincts and disregarding the naysayers. Mike has successfully built and launched multiple companies across a multitude of industries. Mike has also served as a consultant to companies large and small on such topics as strategic marketing plans, business model development, marketing ideation and exit strategies.
Currently Mike lives in Phoenix, AZ and continues to push Sports Turf Northwest into new territories and loves the challenge to change the artificial turf industries mindset about false beliefs about turf safety and maintenance.
Sports Turf Northwest was started as a result of one of Craig Prunty’s son contracting a Staph infection while playing sports. After looking at all the options available to fight Staph and MRSA, GreensGroomer™ Worldwide was the obvious choice. Craig has a very successful landscape design firm in Sherwood, OR. All Oregon Landscaping The vision was to add maintenance for artificial turf to All Oregon but Mike said the opportunity for success is the untapped potential of the UVC product line so Sports Turf Northwest became an authorized dealer of GreensGroomer Worldwide.
Brian Grant is responsible for the creation of the Brian Grant Foundation. Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation supports efforts to build awareness and education of Parkinson’s disease in order to increase earlier diagnosis, educate patients and their families, and provide a viable forum for people affected by Parkinson’s. Brian played 12 years in the NBA as a power forward, and was the “heart & soul” of the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns (1994-2006).