Little League Baseball benefits millions of children each year and, in America, it has become just as much a sign of spring as budding trees and - in Vermont - muddy roads. Spring also marks the start of the Chevrolet "2012 Diamonds & Dreams" program which - each week - awards winning communities with a refurbished ball field through July 22nd.
"Every young person wants and deserves a 'dream' baseball diamond, and we offer them a chance to get one," said Phil Caruso, Chevrolet national promotions manager. "From the back yards to the big leagues, Chevrolet is committed to community and youth baseball and giving back to where our customers live, work and play."
The program also draws upon Hall of Famer and Iron Man Cal Ripken's expertise around the ball park to manage the clean up and rebuilding of the fields, through his company, Ripken Design.
"I have been working with Chevy for about two decades and it is a relationship I value a great deal," said Cal Ripken. "Together we are positively impacting kids through baseball at the grassroots level and giving them safe places to play. It is a very gratifying part of what we do, and I appreciate Chevrolet making us a part of this terrific effort."
Chevrolet, the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, has aided in raising over $13 million to help youth baseball since 2005, benefitting more than three million children nationwide.
"A great American pastime, with a great American brand," added Chris Perry, VP Chevrolet Global Marketing.
For Handy Chevrolet of St. Albans, VT's part, we too enjoy helping the community and young athletes within it. Read more about your hometown Chevrolet dealers commitment to youth baseball in St. Albans in our Little League donation blog or for more information about Chevrolet's support of baseball, and a chance to win, please visit www.chevybaseball.com.
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