Bell & Howard Chevrolet Donates More Than $3,300 in Cash and Sports Equipment to North Piedmont Babe Ruth

Bell & Howard Chevrolet, one of 26 Chevrolet dealers from the Charlotte area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2010 baseball season, raised nearly $85,800 in total donations from the dealership and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Bell & Howard Chevrolet provided North Piedmont Babe Ruth with equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser, and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball.

“Chevrolet has a long history with baseball and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth leagues in Statesville where our customers and their families live, work, and play,” said Rhyne Scott for Bell & Howard Chevrolet. “The instructional clinic was the highlight of the season for many of the kids.¬† They had a blast – and, frankly, we did too.”

Bell & Howard Chevrolet partnered with the North Piedmont Babe Ruth because of their proximity to the dealership. Equipment donated by Bell & Howard Chevrolet included equipment bags, ball buckets, coach’s clipboards and t-shirts. In addition, the dealership¬† helped donate either a Chevy Malibu or a Chevy Equinox to be used as a fundraiser by the league. The winner of the fundraiser got to choose one of the two vehicles.

“We are delighted to be involved with the American tradition of youth baseball,” said Rhyne, of Bell & Howard Chevrolet. “Sponsoring North Piedmont Babe Ruth gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in Statesville and we’re glad to have achieved such a positive outcome for the community.”

In 2010, more than 980 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Baseball and helped raise more than $3 million for youth baseball programs across the USA. Now in its fifth year, more than $11 million has been contributed to youth baseball in the communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work, and play.

For more information about Chevy Youth Baseball, visit here.