May 17, 2012
-- Ossian, IN May 8, 2012 – MIKE ANDERSON CHEVROLET OF OSSIAN is supporting the community through a partnership with the Ossian Little League program. The dealership provided baseball equipment, $500 and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway-fundraiser. The effort by Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Ossian is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball in(CYB) itiative being rolled out across the nation from April through July 2012.
“Baseball is a great American past-time and Chevrolet is proud to have a longstanding history with this tradition on a national level. Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Ossian is bringing that level of commitment for youth baseball to the Wells County community where our customers and their families live,” said Ollie Legg, general manager of Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Ossian. “Our youth baseball program in Wells County is truly cherished and we are happy and excited to support the kids in a significant way.”
Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Ossian presented the Ossian League program with a $500 check, equipment kits that included equipment bags, baseball buckets, CYB t-shirts, batting tees, whiffle balls and a hitting net.
The team also has an opportunity to raise additional funds for their use as part of a Chevy Youth Baseball Fundraiser. Sponsored leagues across the country each received 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets, to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100% of proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraiser, four (4) Grand Prize winners will be able to select their choice of either a Chevrolet Cruze or Chevrolet Equinox; there will be one (1) winner from each region. Additional prizes will vary for each participating dealer group.
“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 and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Legg.
Chevrolet has expanded its support of MLB to the youth baseball players in communities across the country through the Chevy Youth Baseball program. The CYB 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 seventh year, more than $10 million has been contributed to youth baseball in the communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work, and play.
For more information about Mike Anderson Chevrolet’s participation with the Ossian Little League, please contact Ollie Legg at (260) 622-4115. For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, please visit www.youthsportswired.com.