SMC goes to bat for Lake Elmo baseball

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Stillwater Motor Co. has partnered with the Lake Elmo Baseball thruogh 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 enter the Free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes.

“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. Stillwater Motor Company is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said DJ Raduenz, owner of Stillwater Motor Co.

“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and Stillwater Motor Company wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Stillwater to enjoy,” added Raduenz.

2013 marks the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program’s eighth year. Since its introduction has aided local teams, helping more than 3 million young people in communities where Chevrolet customers live, work and play. About 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country last year.

Stillwater Motor Co. will present the Lake Elmo Baseball with equipment kits that include equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former Major League Baseball players and coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball.

Stillwater Motor Co. will also present a check to Lake Elmo Baseball. Sponsored leagues across the country each receive 2,000 free sweepstakes entry forms to distribute in their communities. At the end of the entry period, five winners — one from each region — will win their choice of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Traverse. Each participating market will award a secondary prize.

In addition to its commitment to youth baseball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball.