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"As a major supporter of youth baseball across the country, Chevrolet is looking forward to giving young baseball players in our hometown of Detroit a field they can be proud to play on." Said Chris Perry, VP of Global Chevrolet Marketing
Chevrolet employees (as well as the Detroit Tiger's mascot "PAWS") helped clean up at Jayne youth baseball complex on the east side of Detroit recently.
Chevy is the official vehicle of Major League baseball and also a supporter of youth baseball, with a foundation set up specifically for this: the Chevrolet Youth Baseball and Diamonds and Dreams program. The program was created in 2006 and has raised more than $13 million for equipment and other needs. The program has also sponsored over 500 clinics, reached more than 3 million young people and raised money for over 2,000 park improvements.
At the Jayne youth baseball complex, Chevy employees and volunteers cleaned, pulled weeds and painted the dugout and bleacher areas at Field No. 4 in prepartion for a professional makeover that will be provided by Ripken Design and Miracle-Gro. The field will be ready by the 2012 Youth Season.
Later this month, Chevy will announce its 2012 participation at www.chevybaseball.com. Since 2006 over 25 field makeovers across the US have been done!