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The Nortrax 9th Annual “Golf, Grub & Gravel” Raises $35,000 to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation

- (September 20, 2017) -
2017 Nortrax Golf, Grub, and Gravel

The Westbrook, Maine Nortrax dealership hosted its 9th Annual “Golf, Grub & Gravel” event at Toddy Brook Golf Course in North Yarmouth, Maine on Sept 15, 2017. 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Travis Mills Foundation.
This unique day of fun was created nine years ago by Nortrax Territory Manager, John Paradis.  He continues to be a driving force behind its success.  The beneficiaries of Golf Grub & Gravel are always military veteran organizations with the past three years benefiting the Travis Mills Foundation.
On April 10, 2012, U. S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED while on patrol, losing portions of both arms and both legs. He is one of five quadruple amputees to survive his injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  In September 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a non-profit organization, to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans.  In March of 2015, the foundation purchased the former Elizabeth Arden estate in Rome, Maine and has renovated it in to a retreat.  The retreat is a “smart home” built to accommodate other amputee veterans designed to fill a vital role in the recovery, camaraderie, spousal support, reconnection, relaxation and reintegration.  It is also a place where they can relax and enjoy a wide range of adaptive sports and activities with their families.   They meet other families and form bonds that will last a lifetime.
Travis and his family had a vision to bring recalibrated warriors (recalibrated is what Travis calls himself) to Maine so that these men could continue their recovery and rehabilitation.  That vision became complete when they opened their doors in June to host their first families the week of July 4, 2017.  Nortrax is also a Silver Sponsor of the TMF and has donated over $155, 000 in use of John Deere equipment for grounds work during renovations at the retreat.  Nortrax employees volunteered their personal time to assist in the makeover and will continue to support the TMF to ensure more families experience this amazing foundation.

Nortrax, Inc., a John Deere company operates John Deere construction and forestry dealerships throughout the United States and Canada. We are committed to serving those linked to the land based on our core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation; values that have sustained John Deere for over 180 years.  Based in Tampa, FL, the company supports the construction, forestry, commercial worksite and mining markets in Eastern Canada, as well as the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast Regions of the United States. Nortrax specializes in the sales, service and support of John Deere construction and forestry machines through the new, used and rental channels.  Additional information about Nortrax, Inc., its products, services and career opportunities can be found online at

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