Ion Warner, Case director of North American marketing (left), delivers a check for $5,000 to Guy Amato, president and CEO at Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. The check takes Case's aggregate donations to Habitat over $200,000, and Warner says the Triple Threat Rodeo should raise the total to more than $350,000.
The operators who win rodeo events at Case dealerships across North America will compete in a final event during the 2012 World of Concrete tradeshow to determine the champion. The grand prize winner receives a new Case compact track loader for the sponsoring company, and the individual competitor takes home a Ram pickup truck for themselves. Fully loaded with a quick coupler, pilot controls and Ride Control, the compact track loader is valued at $59,000. The Ram 2500SLT truck features a 5.76L V8 Hemi and is valued at $42,000.
"Operators demonstrate their skills on the job every day," said Rob Marringa, Case marketing manager. "They're placing pipe in narrow trenches, maneuvering equipment around jobsite obstacles and leveling ground to exact specifications. The Triple Threat Rodeo gives the very best operators a chance to show off their skills."
Operators participating in the local rodeo events are eligible to win up to $500 in cash prizes and Case gear. First-prize winners also will win a trip for two to Las Vegas to compete in the Case North American Triple Threat Rodeo Championship.
The Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competitions also provide partnership opportunities with Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Each participating Case dealership will make a donation to its local Habitat affiliate or other local charity and provide the opportunity to recruit skilled volunteers at the events.
The rodeo events also will promote the Case Community Challenge program, which honors contractors who donate their time and energy to participate in local community improvement projects.
Information about the Case Triple Threat Rodeo, including a calendar of upcoming events, is located at www.caserodeoseries.com. More information about the Case Community Challenge program is available at www.CaseCE.com/communitychallenge.