Cecil Graves Chevrolet GMC Truck, Inc., one of nine new Chevrolet dealers from the Baton Rouge area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2011 base-ball season, raised nearly $6,205 in total donations from the dealerships and private parties.
In addition to monetary support, Cecil Graves Chevrolet GMC Truck, Inc. provided West Feliciana Parish Parks & Rec - Baseball with equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser, and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball and Marucci Elite.
“Chevrolet has a long history with baseball, and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth leagues in St. Fran-cisville,” said Cecil Graves III, GM for Cecil Graves Chevrolet GMC Truck, Inc.. “The instructional clinic was the highlight of the season for many of the kids. They had a blast – and, frankly, we did too.”
Cecil Graves Chevrolet GMC Truck, Inc. partnered with the Cecil Graves Chevrolet GMC Truck, Inc. Hits Home Run for Area Youth Baseball and West Feliciana Parish Parks and Rec - Baseball because of the league’s proximity to the dealer-ship.
Equipment donated by car dealership included equipment bags, ball buckets, dugout managers and t-shirts. In addition, the dealership helped donate either a Chevy Cruze or a Chevy Equinox to be used as a fundraiser by the league. The winner of the fundraiser got to choose one of the two vehicles.
“We are delighted to be involved with the American tradition of youth baseball,” said Graves. “Sponsoring West Feliciana Parish Parks and Rec - Baseball gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in St. Francisville, and we’re glad to have achieved such positive outcome for the community.”
In 2011, more than 1,200 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Baseball. Now in its sixth year, more than $14 million has been contributed to youth baseball in the communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play.
For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, visit www.YouthSportsWired.com.
About Cecil Graves Chevrolet GMC Truck, Inc.
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