MASON COUNTY — Take me out to the ball game.
An American pastime, baseball games are sure to be a favorite among the kids and the kids at heart for years to come. Mark Porter and Jesse Kimes of Mark Porter Chevrolet of Pomeroy, Ohio is working to make sure this stays true for the children of Mason County, by partnering with the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program and the Mason County Little League.
On Wednesday evening, Porter and Kimes met up with several Mason County Little League coaches and players to present them with 10 new equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, whiffle balls, a hitting net, batting tees, Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts, and a $500 donation.
“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,” Kimes said. “Mark Porter Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball.”
Currently in its seventh year, the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program has helped raise more than $13 million for baseball teams, and around 1,600 Chevrolet dealers are participating. The program, which began on March 1 and will continue until July 15, also features youth clinics featuring former MLB/MiLB players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.
In addition to the equipment donations, Mason County teams will also have another opportunity to raise even more money for their league. Baseball players will be given fundraiser tickets to sell, and the leagues will get to keep all of the proceeds from this event. According to a press release, at the end of the fundraiser, five winners - one from each region of the program - will win a Chevrolet Equinox or Chevrolet Cruze vehicle of their choice. There will also be several other prizes like televisions and Blu-Ray players.
For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, visit www.youthsportswired.com.