New Canaan Baseball Gets Equipment Donation from Karl Chevrolet

April 11, 2013  -  New Canaan, CT

KARL Chevrolet Supports New Canaan Baseball

With Equipment Donation

NEW CANAAN,  CT -- (April 11, 2013) – KARL Chevrolet has provided equipment for New Canaan Baseball/Softball through Chevrolet’s national program again this year.

“Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve,” remarked Stephen J. Karl, Vice President of KARL Chevrolet. “Now in its seventh year, the program is part of Chevrolet's nationwide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time.

“The Chevy Youth Baseball program includes both monetary and equipment donations. Local leagues are invited to select the equipment they need each year from a comprehensive catalogue. In 2013, New Canaan Baseball/Softball received new equipment bags and batting helmets; in the past they have selected items ranging from catcher’s gear to baseballs and softballs,” Mr. Karl said.

“In addition, New Canaan Baseball/Softball has received coupons to allow its members to enter a drawing for a 2013 Chevy Traverse, along with HD TV’s and other prizes, which it handed out to families on photo day. This year Chevrolet dealers will provide assistance to approximately 340 leagues in the Northeastern region,” he added.

“Although we’ve been sponsoring New Canaan Baseball/Softball for the Chevy Youth Baseball program since it first was offered, KARL Chevrolet has actually been a sponsor of the New Canaan Baseball/Softball leagues since they first started the sponsorship program decades ago,” Mr. Karl observed. “Both my brother, Leo, and I participated in youth baseball, as did my four boys. I also had the privilege to coach in the league for many years, and recently my son, Will, coached a summer Babe Ruth team. In addition my wife, Tracey, served on the New Canaan Baseball board for many years,” he added.

“New Canaan Baseball/Softball has a long legacy of giving back to our town through youth instruction, field and park improvements and other community service. It is one of our town’s most valued organizations, and it has been a pleasure and honor to be associated with it for so many years,” Mr. Karl said.

New Canaan Baseball/Softball, Inc. is one of the largest youth sports programs in New Canaan, with more than 1000 players registering for the 2013 spring season. The organization is dedicated to a teaching program that includes realistic development, strong encouragement, fairness & respect in each endeavor, all with the emphasis on fun.  For more information, visit www.newcanaanbbsb.com.

Founded in 1927, the KARL Company operates the award-winning, customer-focused Chevrolet Dealership at 261 Elm Street in New Canaan, one block west of the Metro North train station. KARL Automotive Service of Greenwich, which services all makes and models, is located at 1330 East Putnam Avenue, just off I-95 exit 5. To reach KARL Automotive Service of Greenwich, call (203) 637-1711 or e-mail KarlAutoSvc@karldirect.com.  Visit the KARL Dealership on the Internet at www.karldirect.com, read its blog at www.karldirect.com/blog, follow it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/karlchevy or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/karlchevy, or call KARL Chevrolet at 203-966-9508 or toll-free at 1-800-321-KARL.

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Photo above: (front, left to right) Ingrid Weissman; Carolina Welch;  Leila Dann; (back) Jason Dolby, New Canaan Baseball’s equipment manager; Tim Dann with Jack Dann;  Steve Karl, Vice President of KARL Chevrolet.

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