Jim Butler Chevrolet Goes To Bat for Fenton Athletic Association as Part of Chevy Youth Baseball Initiative Sweeping Nation
Jim Butler Chevrolet provides Fenton Athletic Association with new equipment, monetary donation, instructional clinics; Additional funds via Chevy Vehicle Giveaway
Fenton (August 26, 2010) – Jim Butler Chevrolet announced today it has invested its support in Fenton through a partnership with Fenton Athletic Association. Jim Butler Chevrolet has provided baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation, and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway-fundraiser. The effort by Jim Butler Chevrolet is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative sweeping the nation from March through July 2010.
“Chevrolet has a long history with baseball at the national level. We wanted to bring that excitement and commitment to youth baseball, in the communities where our customers and their families live,” said Brad Sowers, General Manager and Dealer for Jim Butler Chevrolet. “Youth baseball has always played an important role in Fenton so we are thrilled to support our kids in a meaningful way.”
Jim Butler Chevrolet will present Fenton Athletic Association with equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, dry-erase coach’s clipboards and Chevy Youth Baseball t-shirts.
In addition, a one-time monetary donation check will be presented by Jim Butler Chevrolet to Fenton Athletic Association. The league also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds for their use as part of a Chevy Youth Baseball Fundraiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100% of proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraiser, there will be five winners of a Chevy Equinox or Chevy Malibu vehicle of choice (up to $30,000 in value), and in each participating market there will be a secondary prize of a home entertainment center valued at $1,000.
Chevrolet is recognized on the national level as the “Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.” “At some point, we hope the kids or their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Sowers. “Our vehicles are ideal for transporting families, teams and their gear.”
Chevrolet has expanded its support of MLB to the youth baseball players in communities across the country through the Chevy Youth Baseball program. The Chevy Youth Baseball program began in Atlanta in 2006. Now in its fifth season, the grass roots initiative has activation in more than 20 states and seeks to establish a positive connection between local dealers and the communities they serve. Since its beginning, more than $7 million dollars has been raised by Chevy for community youth baseball leagues.