Gary Lang Auto Group is partnering with the Johnsburg Boys Baseball League in McHenry. Gary Lang Auto Group 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 kicks 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. Gary Lang Auto Group is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball," said Dixie Gilmore, VP/GM for Gary Lang Auto Group.
"There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Gary Lang Auto Group wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in McHenry to enjoy," added Gilmore.
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.
Gary Lang Auto Group will present the Johnsburg Boys Baseball 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, Gary Lang Auto Group will present a check representing a one-time monetary donation to Johnsburg Boys Baseball 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," said Gilmore.
As part of Chevrolet’s continued support of communities and youth baseball, Chevrolet is also bringing back Diamonds & Dreams for its third year.
Participants can enter to win a baseball field makeover for their community. Chevrolet will award 12 weekly field makeover prizes and the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of an all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The sweepstakes will begin in mid-April; visit chevybaseball.com for more information.
For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit youthsportswired.com/.
About Gary Lang Auto Group
Gary Lang Auto Group (garylangauto.com) is on Highway 31, between Crystal Lake and McHenry and has been serving McHenry County for over 28 years. The dealership group carries several makes, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Kia, Mitsubishi and Subaru.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet (chevrolet.com) is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality.
Leslie Rajewski, for Chevrolet
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