Jimmy Britt Chevrolet Buick is partnering with Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) in Greensboro as part of the National Chevrolet Baseball Program by providing LOA with new equipment, instructional clinics, monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes. The program kicked off March 1 and runs through July 15, 2012.

“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. We’re bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Jimmy Britt.

“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Jimmy Britt Chevrolet Buick wants to combine American’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Greensboro to enjoy,” added Britt.

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’s customers live, work and play. This year, about 1600 dealers across the country are participating.

On March 15, Britt visited LOA to tour the school’s new baseball/softball facilities and to present LOA with 10 new equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, wiffle balls, hitting net, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring former MLB/MiLB players, coaches and instructors from Ripken baseball.

In addition, Jimmy Britt Chevrolet presented a check representing a monetary donation to LOA. The team also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds through a Chevrolet Youth Baseball Fund-raiser.

Sponsored leagues across the country received 2,000 fund-raiser 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.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball™.

“Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope that young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Britt.

To learn more about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, isit

www.youthsportswired.com.

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