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Atlantic Tractor Plunges for Special Olympics MarylandIn Memory of Former Colleague, Richard “Dick” Livingston

Atlantic Tractor is paying tribute to its late colleague, Richard “Dick” Livingston, in a significant way. For the fourth consecutive year, Atlantic Tractor team members came together as “Livingston’s Olympians” to participate in a virtual plunge, raising funds for Special Olympics Maryland, a charity that was deeply important to Dick.

“This year, 127 of our employees took part in the virtual plunge,” said Mel Goldsmith, CEO of Atlantic Tractor. “We successfully raised $12,976 for Special Olympics Maryland. Dick was a passionate supporter of the Special Olympics, and we are honored that our contributions will benefit the lower eastern shore of Maryland, supporting the athletes Dick worked with closely before his untimely passing in 2021.”

As part of its team-building initiatives, Atlantic Tractor also presents awards to branches that excel in fundraising and creativity during the plunge. This year’s awards went to: Most Creative Plunge – Oxford, PA, with Hanover, PA as runner-up; Highest Branch Participation – Mechanicsville, MD; and Highest Funds Raised – Oxford, PA.

“Atlantic Tractor is committed to expanding this community support initiative each year,” Goldsmith concluded. “It’s a meaningful way for us to honor Dick’s legacy within our company and our local community.”

About Atlantic Tractor
Atlantic Tractor is a 17 store John Deere dealership that serves the Mid-Atlantic region of the
United States with equipment sales, parts and service, supporting farmers as well as residential
customers, landscapers, nurseries, contractors and large property owners.

About Special Olympics Maryland
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community


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