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Bob Jass goes to bat for Elburn Baseball, Softball
Elburnâ€”This summer, Bob Jass Chevrolet in Elburn invested support in Elburn through a partnership with the Elburn Baseball & Softball organization.
Bob Jass Chevrolet provided baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation, and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway-fundraiser. The effort by Bob Jass Chevrolet is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative occurring throughout the nation from March through July 2010.
â€œChevrolet 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,â€ said Bob Jass, owner of Bob Jass Chevrolet. â€œYouth baseball has always played an important role in Elburn, so we are thrilled to support our kids in a meaningful way.â€
Bob Jass Chevrolet presented each team with equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, dry-erase coachâ€™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, Jass presented monetary donation checks totaling $750 to Peter LaSalle, Elburn Baseball & Softball board member. The league also will have the opportunity to raise additional funds for their use as part of a Chevy Youth Baseball Fundraiser.
Sponsored leagues across the country have each received 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100 percent of the 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.