Cub Cadet taps former football player to kick off program to improve parks, play areas

Eddie George, who was a star running back with the Ohio State Buckeyes and Tennessee Titans, is teaming up with Cub Cadet to launch the “My Town, My Strongsville” program to improve local parks and play areas. During the weekend of May 16-17, George returned to Tennessee — specifically Evans Park in Spring Hill — 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 lawn mower 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 opened at 10 a.m. EDT on May 18 and will remain open 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 $2,500 to help upgrade the park; the nominator of the winning park will receive $500.

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