CLEVELAND, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Football standout Eddie George is teaming up with Cub Cadet, the leader in outdoor power equipment, to launch the "My Town, My Strongsville" program to improve local parks and play areas. George was on hand at Evans Park in Spring Hill, Tenn., this weekend to help Cub Cadet and community volunteers upgrade the sports field.
The baseball diamond at Evans Park received a new infield, bleachers and benches as well as upgraded landscaping and backstops. Cub Cadet also donated a new lawnmower to the park to help them maintain its great look and feel.
"Having great parks and sports facilities is a really important part of any community, and it's an honor to work with Cub Cadet to upgrade a park in a part of the country that's really special to me," said George. "And now we will continue our work together to create this 'Welcome to Strongsville' feeling by giving another community what they need to create an even better place to play and grow."
The upgraded field in Spring Hill was dedicated in a ceremony that involved George, Cub Cadet employees, Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham and Spring Hill community members.
"There are small towns and communities across the country just like ours – strong, but with areas that can use some elbow grease to make us even stronger," said Graham. "We're planning to put the energy and resources Cub Cadet provided to great use at Evans Park."
Earlier this year, Cub Cadet launched a national "Welcome to Strongsville" advertising campaign to support its line of outdoor power equipment engineered to deliver ultimate strength and comfort. The "My Town, My Strongsville" program extends the "Welcome to Strongsville" theme to improving community areas.
"We take great pride in helping people care for their yards, parks and campuses – the green spaces that are important to families and communities," said Emily Sword, Director of Brand Marketing for Cub Cadet. "We're excited to work with Eddie George to find areas around the country that could put the strength of our Cub Cadet products to work to create their own 'Strongsville' within the communities they love."
Nominations will be open 10:00 a.m. EDT on May 18 through 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, with information about how to enter available at www.CubCadet.com/MyStrongsville. Finalists will be announced on July 7 and the public will help decide the winner through engagement on Cub Cadet's Facebook page. The winning park will be announced on August 10 and will receive a $2,500 to help upgrade the park; the nominator of the winning park will receive $500.
About Cub Cadet
Established in 1961, Cub Cadet engineers, designs and builds outdoor power equipment using the highest quality components sourced locally and globally. Through a dedicated and extensive network of dealers and retailers, Cub Cadet delivers a full line of high performance power equipment and services that cover all aspects of grounds care for professionals and homeowners – including four-wheel steer zero-turn riders; lap bar zero-turn riders; utility vehicles; lawn and garden tractors, lithium ion- and gasoline-powered handheld and chore products; snow throwers and more. Based in Valley City, Ohio, Cub Cadet is recognized worldwide for its legacy in engineering excellence and its progressive dedication to exceeding owner expectations by delivering on its promise of better products, a better experience and better results. For more information on all Cub Cadet products, visit www.CubCadet.com.
SOURCE Cub Cadet