Rome Tractor Dealer Rhinehart Equipment Delivers Grand Prize
Kubota Tractor to Summerville Youth Camp
Local Dealer Received the Winning Entry from Among Thousands
Submitted in Kubota Tractor Corporation’s“40 Years Strong Dream Contest”
(March, 2013) – Kubota Tractor Corporation announced last month that the grand prize winner of its “40 Years Strong Dream Contest” for a brand new L3800 Kubota tractor was Summerville resident Jeremy Collins. Collins is the founder of Three Circles Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches real-world skills to boys who lack parental support. He entered the contest on behalf of his organization and in his winning essay, Collins specified that his dream was to give "every boy from a broken home the love, teaching and support he needs to become a big help to his community." Winning the tractor, he later commented, would enable him and the organization's volunteers to not only teach valuable new skills, but also allow them to give back to the surrounding community in numerous ways.
Earlier this month, Kubota representatives and local Kubota dealer Rhinehart Equipment in Rome visited Three Circles on its monthly camp day to deliver the brand new tractor and conduct tractor safety demonstrations. Led by Progressive Agriculture Foundation instructors, the demonstrations stressed that tractors are not toys, and taught the boys how to exercise care on and around the machine.
At each monthly camp, a member of the community is invited by Three Circles to speak to the boys about options they might consider for their future careers and other ways they may choose to contribute to their community. This month, Chuck Abney, general manager of Rhinehart Equipment, talked to the boys about how he came to pursue his career, and offered his support and mentorship to them in the job-search process. "Feel free to call me any time," Abney said as he addressed the boys. "I'm happy to help prepare you for the interview process or any other support you may need when you get ready to take that step."
A 33-year Kubota dealer, Rhinehart Equipment collected Collins' essay and submitted it to Kubota contest administrators. "We collected over 5,000 entries in this contest and Jeremy's essay rose to the top as the clear winner," said Buck Trawick, marketing director for Kubota Tractor Corporation, who officially presented the tractor to Three Circles on March 16. "We're very humbled by the fantastic work that Jeremy and his organization are doing in the community, and we are happy that Kubota can play a small part."
About Rhinehart Equipment
Rhinehart Equipment Company has been an authorized Kubota dealer in Rome, Georgia for 33 years. For more information, visit www.rhinehartequipment.com
or visit the Rhinehart team at 3556 Martha Berry Hwy, NE, Rome, GA 30165.
About Kubota Tractor Corporation
Kubota Tractor Corporation
, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor
of Kubota-engineered and manufactured equipment, including a complete line of tractors
up to 118 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction
equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility
vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation
at 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext.
900, or visit www.kubota.com
As part of Kubota’s “40 Years Strong Dream Contest,” Chuck Abney, general manager for Rhinehart Equipment Company in Rome delivered a new L3800 Kubota tractor to the Three Circles Foundation boys camp in Summerville on March 16, 2013.