JRE Sponsors Dream with Dream On 3

posted on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Blog


Charlotte and Monroe, NC – James River Equipment, is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, September 3rd, to help raise money for a local teen’s dream to meet NBC Sports Commentator, Al Michaels.

Michael O’Neill, otherwise known as “Mr. Union County”, was diagnosed with severe autism at 2-years-old. You’d never know he didn’t even speak his first word until the age of 7 with his captivating voice and inspirational messages for his 15,000 Instagram followers.

Enrolled at CPCC, Michael takes regular classes to become a sportscaster. His sports dream would be to co-host Sunday night football and meet his hero, NBC Sports Commentator, Al Michaels. James River Equipment is partnering with Dream On 3 to help make that happen.

Dream On 3 (DO3) is a nonprofit organization that brings dreams to life by creating customized, personal experiences with a favorite athlete, sporting event, or sports team. The organization serves children ages 5-21 who are living with chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or life-altering conditions. DO3’s unique programming model is designed to infuse faith, hope, love and joy into the lives of their recipients. The organization has received overwhelming support from the healthcare community, collegiate and professional sports communities plus other national organizations for their focus on this population of children with special needs.

James River Equipment is helping DO3 raise additional funds by donating a John Deere Z540 ZTrak Mower for a raffle. Tickets to enter to win the raffle can be purchased between September 1st – October 9th online at https://bit.ly/2lyCZZD. 100% of the proceeds go to Dream On 3. 

“It’s a pretty incredible organization,” said James River Equipment’s VP of Sales NC, Terry Thomas. “Dream On 3 brings joy and inspiration to youth and families who’s day-to-day can be challenging. It’s a little light that they can bring to our community, and that’s why we love partnering with this organization.” 

As your local John Deere Dealership, James River Equipment has over 44 full-service locations and over 100 field service vehicles across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Dating back to 1926, James River Equipment is dedicated to serving each and every customer with unmatched service and support. 


Raffle tickets only valid on a New John Deere Z540M valued MSRP of $5099 donated by James River Equipment. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Dream On 3. Winner will be drawn at random, and odds of winning depend on number of tickets purchased. Winner is responsible for picking up mower and expense of transportation. James River Equipment will make machine available at closest location to winner. Some restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Drawing will be held on October 9th 2019.