Platte City, Roberts Chevrolet partner for youth baseball

Roberts Chevrolet of Platte City is partnering with the Parks and Recreation Baseball Program in Platte City.Roberts Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball Program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics and an opportunity for community members to earn additional donations for their league via a Test Drive fundraiser. "Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet's commitment to baseball, community and families,” said John Roberts, dealer. “Roberts Chevrolet is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball," "There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Roberts Chevrolet wants to combine America's favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Platte City to enjoy." 2014 marks Chevrolet's Youth Baseball program's ninth year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, benefiting more than 3.5 million young people in communities where Chevrolet's customers live, work and play. In 2013, more than 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country. Roberts Chevrolet will present Platte City Baseball with an equipment kit that includes useful items, such as bags, batting tees, catcher's gear, water bottles and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches, and instructors from Ripken Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. In addition, Roberts Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Platte City Baseball. Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership to help support the league. In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball. For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit