POMEROY — Mark Porter Chevrolet is partnering with the Racine Youth League in the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball Program for the 2013 season.
The Chevrolet Youth Baseball program provides new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to enter the vehicle sweepstakes.
“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. Mark Porter Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Jesse Kimes of Mark Porter Chevrolet.
“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Mark Porter Chevrolet wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Pomeroy to enjoy,” added Kimes.
This year marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s eighth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, affecting more than 3 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work, and play. In 2012, about 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.
Mark Porter Chevrolet recently presented the Racine Youth League with equipment kits with items including equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees, and Chevrolet Youth Baseball shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.
In addition, a check was presented to the youth league as a one-time monetary contribution.
Sponsored leagues from across the country will also sell 2,000 sweepstakes entry forms. The sweepstakes drawing is for a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Traverse to be given away nation wide. Five vehicles will be given away throughout the United States.
In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.
“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Kimes.