Bob Jass goes to bat for Elburn Baseball, Softball

By on July 2, 2010

Elburn—This summer, Bob Jass Chevrolet in Elburn invested support in Elburn through a partnership with the Elburn Baseball & Softball organization.

Bob Jass Chevrolet provided baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation, and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway-fundraiser. The effort by Bob Jass Chevrolet is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative occurring throughout the nation from March through July 2010.

“Chevrolet has a long history with baseball at the national level. We wanted to bring that excitement and commitment to youth baseball, in the communities where our customers and their families live,” said Bob Jass, owner of Bob Jass Chevrolet. “Youth baseball has always played an important role in Elburn, so we are thrilled to support our kids in a meaningful way.”

Bob Jass Chevrolet presented each team with equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, dry-erase coach’s clipboards 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, Jass presented monetary donation checks totaling $750 to Peter LaSalle, Elburn Baseball & Softball board member. The league also will have the opportunity to raise additional funds for their use as part of a Chevy Youth Baseball Fundraiser.

Sponsored leagues across the country have each received 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100 percent of the proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraiser, there will be five winners of a Chevy Equinox or Chevy Malibu 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.