As the baseball season gets underway, the Eden Prairie Baseball Association (EPBA) is getting some help from one local business.
Suburban Chevrolet in Eden Prairie announced on April 15 that the dealership would be partnering with the EPBA and Chevrolet’s national youth baseball and softball program. That partnership will mean new equipment, a monetary donation and access to instructional clinics.
Though the partnership is through the local Chevrolet dealer, this is connected to Chevrolet’s national work to help youth baseball and softball players. The program is now in its 17th year, with more than 1,100 dealerships across the country participating in the program.
Recently, Suburban Chevrolet followed through on this partnership by supplying the EPBA with equipment bags, first-aid kits, batting tees and ball buckets. Members of the association will also have access to youth clinics hosted by former major league and minor league baseball players and coaches.
Besides the equipment and monetary donations, the EPBA can also earn more money from Chevrolet through a test-driving fundraiser.
“Suburban Chevrolet and Chevrolet Youth Baseball & Softball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Eden Prairie,” said David Miller, general manager of Suburban Chevrolet. “Chevrolet believes in the power of play as a way for young people to build the skills needed to be successful in the future and supports the spirit of teamwork that baseball and softball instills in its players.”