Chevy dealer steps up to bat

Friday, May 9, 2008
Marshall County Little League President Bobby Hurt, in dark glasses, accepts a $500 donation from Roberts and Lyons GM as part of the Chevy Youth Baseball program.

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Roberts and Lyons GM has developed a partnership with Marshall County Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 Little League baseball season.

Now in its third year, Chevy Youth Baseball is an initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Roberts and Lyons GM partnered with the Marshall County Little League because of the league's proximity to the dealership.

Over the course of the season, Roberts and Lyons will donate team equipment kits, which include equipment bags, baseballs, ball buckets and T-shirts.

They will also help donate a Chevy Tahoe SUV, which will be raffled off by participating teams, including Marshall County Little League.

Teams and leagues that participate in the Chevy Tahoe raffle keep 100 percent of the proceeds. The Little League teams will also have unique experiences by participating in baseball clinics and other activities led by the Nashville Sounds players and coaches.

"We are looking forward to a great season with Marshall County Little League that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment donations, baseball clinics and other program components," said Mark Wright, of Roberts and Lyons GM. "Chevy Youth Baseball is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in the Lewisburg community."