Peach ‘gives back’ to EB Little League
Published 4:13 pm Thursday, March 8, 2012
Peach Automotive is partnering with the East Brewton Little League and showed their support by making a considerable contribution to the youth sports group this week.
Peach Automotive 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 kicked off March 1 and runs through July 15, 2012.
“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. Peach Automotive is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” Kevin Lovett of Peach Automotive said.
“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Peach Automotive wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Brewton to enjoy,” Lovett said.
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.
Peach Automotive will present the East Brewton Little League 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, Peach Automotive will present a check representing a one-time monetary donation to East Brewton Little League. The team also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds through a Chevrolet Youth Baseball Fund-raiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fund-raiser 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 fund-raiser, 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 television and Blu-Ray player.
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,” Lovett said.