“Baseball is a great American past-time and Chevrolet is proud to have a longstanding history with this tradition on a national level. Jim McComb Chevrolet is bringing that level of commitment for youth baseball to the Peoria community, where our customers and their families live,” said Kevin Lundquist, General Manger for Jim McComb Chevrolet. “Our youth baseball program in Peoria is truly cherished and we are happy and excited to support the kids in a significant way.”
Jim McComb Chevrolet will present the North Pekin Marquette Heights Recreation Association with 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, a one-time monetary donation check will be presented by Jim McComb Chevrolet to North Pekin Marquette Heights Recreation Association. The team 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 100 percent of proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraiser, there will be five winners of a Chevy Equinox or 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,” said Lundquist.
Chevrolet has expanded its support of MLB to the youth baseball players in communities across the country through the Chevy Youth Baseball program. 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 in the communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work, and play. Currently, 1,423 Chevrolet dealers are participating in this national program.
For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, please visit http://www.youthsportswired.com
For more info about Jim McComb Chevrolet, please visit http://www.jimmccomb.com
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About the Uftring Auto Group & Jim McComb Chevrolet:
Gary Uftring founded the Uftring Auto Group in September 1982. Today the Uftring Auto Group has 6 dealerships offering 11 franchises, including Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Nissan, Subaru, Land Rover, Jaguar, Saab and Suzuki. The Uftring Auto Group serves customers in Central Illinois with facilities in Washington, Peoria, East Peoria, and North Pekin. In addition, the Uftring Auto Group operates three car washes in Peoria, East Peoria and Washington and Uftring Express Detail in East Peoria.