SFMA Founder Dick Ericson passes

Dick Ericson, one of SFMA’s founders, passed away on Sun., May 17 in Minneapolis. Ericson was one of the four founders of SFMA, and SFMA’s first president from 1981-1982. He spent his career in Minnesota, first at Metropolitan Stadium and then providing field management for the Minnesota Twins. Read his obituary here.

A founders’ award is given in his honor, The Dick Ericson Founders Award, annually to recognize a member who effectively manages sports fields and their facility and exhibits the qualities of a true team leader. The 2019 award was presented at SFMA’s 2020 Conference in West Palm Beach to Allen Johnson, CSFM, Green Bay Packers.