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Ocean City Chevrolet is supporting the Shallotte community through a partnership with Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball League and, for the first time, the Lockwood Folly Baseball League.
The dealership will provide 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 Ocean City Chevrolet is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative from March through July throughout the nation.
“Baseball is a great American pastime and Chevrolet is proud to have a long-standing history with this tradition on a national level,” said Gary Younts, president of Ocean City Chevrolet. “Chevrolet is bringing that level of commitment for youth baseball to the Shallotte community, where our customers and their families live. Our youth baseball program in Shallotte is truly cherished and we are happy and excited to support the kids in a significant way.”
Ocean City Chevrolet will present the Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball League and Lockwood Folly Baseball League equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, dugout managers and Chevy Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship includes clinics with experienced instructors from former MLB/MiLB players and coaches or the Ripken Baseball professional staff.
In addition, Ocean City Chevrolet made a donation of $250 to the Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball League and $250 to the Lockwood Folly Baseball League on Opening Day.
The leagues 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 all the money raised. At the end of the fundraiser, there will be five winners of a Chevy Equinox or a Chevy Cruze 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.
“Chevrolet vehicles are made for families, and we hope the kids or their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” Younts said.
The Chevy Youth Baseball program began in Atlanta in 2006. In 2010, more than 980 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Baseball and helped raise more than $3 million for youth baseball programs across the USA. Now going into its sixth year, more than $10 million has been contributed to youth baseball. Currently, 1,423 Chevrolet dealers are participating in this national program.
For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, visit www.youthsportswired.com.