SMA Foundation and
Student Scholarship



In 2006, the SMASM Board of Directors approved the formation of a scholarship program. In response to that charge, the Stadium Managers Scholarship Foundation (SMSF) was created to provide annual scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited sport administration / management program. The Internal Revenue Service has determined the Foundation to be qualified as a 501 (c) (3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code and it qualifies for tax-exempt donations


Deadline for applications for the 2017-2018 scholarships was April 15, 2017. Thanks to all who applied!


Mission Statement

Provide tuition assistance for educational purposes, special projects and programs that will facilitate the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of stadium management and related fields.


Foundation Board Members
Todd Stewart, ShowPro Entertainment Services  – Foundation President & Sponsor Representative
Liz Zimmer - THP Limited, Inc - Foundation Vice President & Sponsor Representative
Rusty Lenners, StageRight – Foundation Secretary/Treasurer & Sponsor Representative
Dr. Brian Crow, Slippery Rock University – Affiliate Representative
Logan Gerken, Mortenson Construction - Sponsor Representative
Rob Vanderhei, Schuff Steel Company - Sponsor Representative
Bruce Cohen, Irwin Seating Company, Sponsor Representative
Roland Hayden, Pritchard Sports & Entertainment, Sponsor Representative

Mickey Farrell, Tampa Sports Authority – Manager Representative, Ex-officio
Derek Cunz, Mortenson Construction - Sponsor Representative, Ex-officio
Dr. Michael Jackson, Temple University –  Affiliate Representative, Ex-officio
Troy Hoberg, Hunt Construction Group - Sponsor Representative, Ex-officio
Jay Parker, Daktronics - Sponsor Representative, Ex-officio
Ron Labinski, Honorary Member

Scholarship Selection Committee Members
Mark Burk, University of Utah
Ken Curry, Covermaster
Dr. Michael Jackson, Temple University
Dr. Michael Mahoney, California State University at Fresno
Ron Labinski, Honorary Member