FORT LAUDERDALE (November 2, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in Class 8 fleet data analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today a donation of an $18,000 John Deere tractor from Ag-Pro of Hastings through its Kids Around The Corner Foundation to HorsePlay Therapy Center.
The mission of HorsePlay Therapy Center is to advance development and healing for children with special needs, and for veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries, through Hippotherapy (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy on horseback) and equine therapy. This is the second year Kids Around The Corner Foundation has donated to the nonprofit organization. The foundation continues to help children through various donations since its founding in 2014.
The therapists and volunteers at the HorsePlay Therapy Center play an integral role in the support of children and veterans with disabilities and no child or veteran is ever denied treatment based on their ability to pay. One of the nonprofit organization’s major needs this year; the John Deere tractor donation will be used to maintain HorsePlay Therapy Center’s two horseback facilities located in St. Augustine, Fla.
“Ag-Pro Companies and I were very pleased and honored to have had the opportunity to work with KATC and assist HorsePlay Therapy Center in finding the right piece of equipment for their organization, an organization that focuses on giving back to the surrounding communities,” said Brien Johnson, Equipment Sales Representative for Ag-Pro of Hastings. “I look forward to being able to continue building relationships with non-profit organizations such as HorsePlay Therapy Center in the future.”
“We appreciate all of the efforts of Fleet Advantage to equip us with a much-needed tractor to maintain our therapy grounds for our growing children's therapy program that offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy to kids with special needs,” said Vicky Carregal, Executive Director for Horseplay Therapy Center. “We would also like to thank Ag Pro for their assistance in making this happen.”
“We are incredibly fortunate to make this donation on behalf of the Kids Around The Corner Foundation to help children and veterans receive the horse-powered therapy they need to improve their overall quality of life,” said Elizabeth Gomez, Marketing Manager for Fleet Advantage, and Chairperson for the Kids Around the Corner Foundation. “Fleet Advantage has developed great relationships with Ag-Pro of Hastings and the HorsePlay Therapy Center, and we strive to continue supporting our local communities for many years to come.”
To learn more about the HorsePlay Therapy Center and how you can support a child or a veteran, please visit www.horseplaytherapy.org.
About HorsePlay Therapy Center
HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. HorsePlay Therapy Center’s two facilities are based on the leading national medical therapy model that is proven and well recognized. HorsePlay Therapy Center is staffed by licensed physical, occupational, speech, and mental health therapists, as well as trained volunteers. The organization is one of the few organizations in the Southeast that is dedicated to providing a comprehensive medical model of Hippotherapy and Equine Therapy to the children and veterans we serve.
About Ag-Pro Companies
Ag-Pro Companies is the largest privately-owned John Deere dealership in North America. Ag-Pro Companies serve the large ag, small ag, construction, and turf customer all the way from Ohio to Florida and everywhere in between in 80 locations. Ag-Pro Companies carry many additional product lines coupled with a knowledgeable Parts, Service, and Sales staff so they can meet the demands of our diverse market coverage. The companies’ size gives them better buying power and that means the best deals for their customers. Over the last 60 years, Ag-Pro has seen many changes in the industry and we will continue to grow and adapt to meet our customers' needs.
About Kids Around the Corner
Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers.
About Fleet Advantage
Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program for more than 50 customers which includes America’s top corporate fleets, including five (5) of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.