In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Fuller Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Effingham and City of Rincon recreation department leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 little league baseball season.
Now in its third year, Chevy Youth Baseball is an initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Fuller Chevrolet partnered with the Effingham and Rincon recreation department leagues because of the league’s proximity to the dealership.
Over the course of the season, Fuller Chevrolet will donate team equipment kits that include: equipment bags, baseballs, ball buckets and T-shirts. They also will help donate a Chevy Tahoe SUV to be raffled off by participating teams, including Effingham and City of Rincon recreation department leagues. Team and leagues participating in the Chevy Tahoe raffle keep 100 percent of the proceeds. The little league teams also will participate in baseball clinics and other activities led by the Cal Ripken Baseball Group staff.
“We are looking forward to a great season with Effingham and City of Rincon recreation department leagues that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment donations, baseball clinics and other program components,” said Tommy Arden, of Fuller Chevrolet. “Chevy Youth Baseball is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in the Rincon community.”
During the 2007 little league baseball season, more than 70 Chevrolet dealers from the Metro-Atlanta and Tampa areas helped generate close to $300,000 in donations from the dealerships and private parties. The dealers also donated $112,000 as a result of the Home Run Derby, a program conducted in conjunction with The Atlanta Braves and The Tampa Bay Rays.
For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, visit www.chevyyouthbaseball.com.