Project EverGreen Announces Winner of the Great Mower Giveaway Raffle

 November 10, 2015

Joe Kucik of Real Green Systems Takes Home a Top-of-the-Line Exmark Lazer Z X-Series Mower

Joe Kucik of Real Green Systems in Walled Lake, Michigan held the winning ticket in the Project EverGreen Great Mower Giveaway Raffle and took home a top-of-the-line Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower worth more than $14,000.

Exmark Lazer Z X-Series with Suspended Operator Platform

The Lazer Z X-Series mower Kucik won features Exmark’s new Suspended Operator Platform, which raises the bar on operator comfort.

Kucik’s name was drawn from hundreds of would be hopefuls by Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code in the foundation’s booth at the last week’s 2015 GIE + EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.

Exmark donated the mower for the raffle whose proceeds will go to assist Project EverGreen expand its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Initiative that is revitalizing recreational and athletic green spaces across the country.

“Project EverGreen is very appreciative of Exmark’s support of the raffle that gave us an opportunity to raise awareness and funds to further mission of the “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative,” said Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It was a win-win situation for everyone.”

Project Evergreen's Cindy Code with Joe Kucik.

Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code with Great Mower Giveaway Raffle winner Joe Kucik in the Project EverGreen booth at GIE + EXPO 2015.

Kucik echoed Code’s comments and thanked Exmark for their generous support of Project Evergreen.  “It was an unbelievable feeling to win the Cadillac of all zero-turn mowers,” said Kucik. “Thanks to Project EverGreen for all the work they do to promote the green industry and the benefits of managed green spaces.”

“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” projects have been completed in Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Round Rock, Texas. Additional projects scheduled for completion this year include Portland, Oregon; Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina.

“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” is a nationwide initiative to renovate parks and athletic fields to ensure children have access to safe green spaces on which to play and exercise. Yards, parks and athletic fields not only promote a healthier lifestyle but contribute to economic growth, community development and benefit the environment. Key contributors to the initiative include the Dominion Foundation, Performance Nutrition and the Sports Turf Managers Association.

Learn more about Project EverGreen and the “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids” initiative at