CNAA Partners with AstroTurf

Concord, CA – The Catholic National Athletic Association is proud to announce a new partnership with AstroTurf Corporation, the inventor and leading innovator of the synthetic turf market.

With this partnership, CNAA has found a willing partner—one that will support the organization and the schools it represents with opportunities, education, advice, promotion and consultation.

“AstroTurf has a reputation for turning out some of the best synthetic sports fields in the country, and by partnering with them CNAA has found not just an expert in the industry, but one that has a mission that aligns with our own—to help kids succeed in sports and beyond,” said Leo Lopoz, founder of CNAA and athletic director at De La Salle High School. 

AstroTurf is currently installing a new synthetic turf field for De La Salle High School that will be used for football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby. The field will be in a class of its own and will be the first field in the state of California with AstroTurf’s Trionic Fiber. Trionic is a super-fiber that reinforces player-friendly polyethylene fibers with ultra-durable nylon polymers in a feat of chemical engineering never achieved before in the turf industry.

AstroTurf will also provide financial support to assist CNAA in bolstering the reputation of catholic educational athletics and bettering its members’ athletic departments though education and training. Another major benefit of the partnership is that AstroTurf is offering a 3 percent discount on synthetic turf fields for CNAA members.

The partnership formed out of a long-standing relationship between CNAA and AstroTurf that started before CNAA took its organization to the national level. When CNAA took that step, it felt natural to form an official partnership with AstroTurf.

“AstroTurf has long had a tremendous relationship with Catholic educational institutions and we look at this partnership as a way to strengthen and improve those relationships while also looking for opportunities to build new ones,” said Troy Squires, AstroTurf President.

About CNAA
The mission of CNAA is to represent the voice of Catholic Educational Athletics in local, regional and national governing bodies. CNAA also provides a platform for professional development including education, training and peer forums, as well as buying opportunities created by our collective bargaining power. Learn more at

About AstroTurf:
For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at