“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. Tom Gill Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Randy Rahmes, General Manager for Tom Gill Chevrolet.
“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Tom Gill Chevrolet wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Florence to enjoy,” added Rahmes.
2014 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s ninth year. Since its introduction, the program has benefitted more than 3.5 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work, and play. In 2013, more than 1600 Chevrolet dealers across the country participated.
Tom Gill Chevrolet will present Boone County Knothole Baseball with an equipment kit that includes useful items, such as bags, batting tees, catcher’s gear, water bottles, and Chevrolet Youth Baseball t-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players, coaches, and instructors from Ripken Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.
In addition, Tom Gill Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Boone County Knothole Baseball. Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership to help support the league.
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 Rahmes.
For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit www.youthsportswired.com, or contact Tom Gill Chevrolet at (888) 998-2319. Tom Gill Chevrolet serves the community of Florence with a selection of new and used Chevy models. They are located in Florence at 7830 Commerce Drive and open for business Monday through Saturday each week.