Bob Jass Chevrolet ready to play ball with Elburn Baseball & Softball

By on May 12, 2012

ELBURN—Bob Jass Chevrolet is partnering with the Elburn Baseball & Softball in Elburn.

Bob Jass Chevrolet 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 sweepstakes. The program kicked off March 1 and will run through July 15.

“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,” said Ryan Easter, general manager for Bob Jass Chevrolet. “There is nothing more American than Chevrolet, and baseball and Bob Jass Chevrolet wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Elburn to enjoy.”

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 in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. This year, about 1,699 Chevrolet dealers are participating.

Bob Jass Chevrolet will present the Elburn Baseball & Softball with 10 new equipment kits, complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, whiffle balls, hitting net, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts.

In addition, Bob Jass Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary donation to Elburn Baseball & Softball.

The team also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds through a Chevrolet Youth Baseball Fundraiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser 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 fundraiser, five winners—one from each region—will win the Chevrolet Equinox or Chevrolet Cruse 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. It has expanded its support of MLB to youth baseball players in communities across the country through the Chevy Youth Baseball program. Since its beginning in 2006, Chevy Youth Baseball has benefitted more than 1 million youth baseball players and their families.

“It’s not just all about the kids, either,” said Easter. “We feel fortunate to be able to connect with the parents of all the team members. Each year we have all the teams come to our dealership for cookies and team photos. The morning is crazy with children running around, and parents visiting with our staff and each other. We look forward to the craziness every year. It’s what being part of a community is all about.”

In addition to this year’s regular activities, Bob Jass Chevrolet invited guests from Elburn Youth Baseball to attend a Cubs baseball game held on Sunday at Wrigley Field. At this event, an additional $500 was presented to Tim May, coordinator for Elburn Youth Baseball, to be used by Elburn’s youth baseball program.