PDT Staff Report
The Glockner GM Superstore is partnering with Portsmouth Little League in Portsmouth through 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 vehicle sweepstakes. The program 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 Jeff Book, sales manager for Glockner Enterprises. The Glockner GM Superstore is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball.
The Glockner GM Superstore wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Portsmouth to enjoy, Book said.
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 people in communities where Chevrolet customers live, work and play. This year, about 1,600 Chevrolet dealers are participating.
The Glockner GM Superstore will present the Portsmouth Little League with 10 new equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, whiffle balls, hitting net, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring former MLB players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.
In addition, The Glockner GM Superstore will present a check to Portsmouth Little League. The team also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds through a Chevrolet Youth Baseball Fund-raiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fund-raiser 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 fund-raiser, five winners, one from each region, will win the Chevrolet Equinox or Chevrolet Cruze vehicle of their choice. Each participating market will award a secondary prize of a television and Blu-Ray player.