James Wood Motors Goes To Bat for Decatur Baseball League
James Wood Motors to provide Decatur Baseball League with new equipment, monetary donation, instructional clinics; Additional funds via Chevy Vehicle Giveaway
Decatur (April 13, 2010) – James Wood Motors announced today it will be investing support in Decatur through a partnership with Decatur Youth Baseball. James Wood Motors will provide baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation, and an opportunity to raise an additional $20,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway-fundraiser. The effort by James Wood Motors is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative sweeping 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 Carey Williams, General Manager for James Wood Motors. “Youth baseball has always played an important role in Decatur so we are thrilled to support our kids in a meaningful way.”
James Wood Motors has presented the Decatur Baseball League 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, a one-time monetary donation check was presented by James Wood Motors Inc to Decatur Baseball League. The team also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds for their use as part of a Chevy Youth Baseball Fundraiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100% of 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.
Chevrolet is recognized on the national level as the “Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.” “At some point, we hope the kids or their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Williams. “Our vehicles are ideal for transporting families, teams and their gear.”
Chevrolet has expanded its support of MLB to the youth baseball players in communities across the country through the Chevy Youth Baseball program. The Chevy Youth Baseball program began in Atlanta in 2006. Now in its fifth season, the grass roots initiative has activation in more than 20 states and seeks to establish a positive connection between local dealers and the communities they serve. Since its beginning, more than $7 million dollars has been raised by Chevy for community youth baseball leagues.
For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, please visit www.youthsportswired.com.
Chevrolet is one of America’s best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that range from “gas-friendly to gas-free,” Chevrolet has nine models that offer an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway, and offers three hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 biofuel have been sold. Chevrolet delivers expressive design, spirited performance and strives to provide the best value in every segment in which it competes. More information can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
About James Wood Motors
James Wood is celebrating 32 years of selling quality new and pre-owned vehicles. Customers can browse through 55 acres of GM and Hyundai vehicles at the James Wood Motors location in Decatur, Texas and 20 acres of GM vehicles including Cadillac at James Wood AutoPark in Denton, Texas. The Denton County campus contains Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC including Medium Duty Commercial Fleet Trucks. Customers will also find a GM Goodwrench Service Center, GM Parts Department and a newly built 40,000 square-foot Body Shop and Collision Center. The Wise County facility not only displays new Hyundais, but also Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC Trucks. The property contains Hyundai and GM Goodwrench Service Departments, GM and Hyundai Parts Departments, including a GM Pro-Shop, and a 20,000 square-foot Body Shop/Collision Center. The newest addition to James Wood Motors is the Big Rig Body Shop, which provides collision, paint and repair work to Class 6, 7 and 8 Big Rig Heavy Haul Trucks. There are 6 James Wood Buy Here Pay Here locations around North Texas, in Azle, Bridgeport, Decatur, Denton Downtown, Lewisville, and Watauga. Learn more at www.jameswood.com.
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