York to provide Greencastle Youth Baseball with equipment, instructional clinics, funds

Saturday, March 31, 2012

York Chevrolet Buick GMC is partnering with the Greencastle Youth Baseball program this season.

York Chevy Buick GMC has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.

The program is under way and runs through July 15.

"Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet's commitment to baseball, community and families. York Chevy Buick GMC is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball," said Rob York of York Chevy Buick GMC.

York Chevy Buick GMC will present the Greencastle Youth Baseball with 10 new equipment kits, complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, whiffle balls, hitting net, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts.

The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring former MLB/MiLB players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.

In addition, the York dealership will present a check representing a one-time monetary donation to Greencastle Youth Baseball.

"There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and York Chevy Buick GMC wants to combine America's favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Greencastle to enjoy," York added.

The league also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds through a Chevrolet Youth Baseball Fundraiser.

Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and each league will keep 100 percent of the proceeds it raises. At the end of the fundraiser, five winners -- one from each region -- will win the Chevrolet Equinox or Chevrolet Cruze vehicle of their choice. Each participating market will award a secondary prize of a TV and Blu-Ray player.

The Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is beginning its seventh year, and has helped raise more than $13 million to aid local teams, affecting more than 2.7 million young people in communities where Chevrolet's customers live, work and play. This year, about 1,600 Chevrolet dealers are participating.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.

As part of Chevrolet's continued support of communities and youth baseball, Chevrolet is also bringing back Diamonds & Dreams for its third year.

Participants can enter to win a baseball field makeover for their community. Chevrolet will award 12 weekly field makeover prizes and the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of an all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The sweepstakes will begin in mid-April; visit chevybaseball.com for more information.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: