Dixie Chopper gives back all summerlong

September 24, 2014 -  By
Dixie Chopper delivers a Classic 3360W to Shady Oaks Camp.

Dixie Chopper delivers a Classic 3360W to Shady Oaks Camp.

Loving Hands Dade City residents surround a Dixie Chopper employee on its donated Silver Eagle 2760.

Loving Hands Dade City residents surround a Dixie Chopper employee on its donated Silver Eagle 2760.

Dixie Chopper stayed busy this summer, giving back to local communities through equipment donations and honoring active and retired hometown heroes.

In August, it donated a Classic 3360W to Shady Oaks Camp, a special needs facility in Homer Glen, Ill. Shady Oaks, which spans 30 acres, provides children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities the opportunity to enjoy camp activities like swimming, field trips and campfire gatherings during the summer.

“Before we received the Dixie Chopper Classic, it took us two to three days to cut the grass at Shady Oaks, but now, with the Classic, we can get it done in half a day,” said Scott Steele, executive director of Shady Oaks. “Without the Dixie Chopper Classic, it would have been difficult to upkeep the grounds this fall.”

Also in August, Dixie Chopper donated a Kawasaki-powered Silver Eagle 2760 to Loving Hands Dade City in Dade City, Fla. Loving Hands Dade City is an 18-month program that rehabilitates men who are experiencing life-controlling problems.

Dixie Chopper also recently extended its Hometown Heroes program that offers a $250 mail-in rebate on up to two new Dixie Chopper lawn mowers. All active or retired members of the U.S. military, police, fire, EMT, and paramedic services are eligible for the program.

Retired Tech Sergeant Gene Shedd used the Hometown Heroes rebate to purchase a Magnum 2250R.

“Some of my military disabilities are neck, shoulders and back problems, which were aggravated by the conventional steering of my previous mower,” Shedd said. “I am amazed at how much easier it is to mow with my Dixie Chopper. Before I used to dread cutting grass and now I enjoy it.”

Chris Vernon, VP and general manager of Dixie Chopper, added: “Because of our deep roots in the Green Industry, we feel it is our duty to give back to the people who have supported us for nearly 35 years. We will continue to support industry causes and stay connected to local communities across the nation.”

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