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The VanDevere Bunch Goes to Bat for West Akron Baseball & Softball League!

UPublish story by Sandra Porter, Exec. Assistant@VanDevere

The VanDevere Bunch Goes to Bat for West Akron Baseball & Softball League

The VanDevere Bunch to provide West Akron Baseball & Softball League with new equipment, monetary contribution and instructional clinics

Akron, April 1, 2014 – The VanDevere Bunch is partnering with the West Akron Baseball & Softball League in Akron. The VanDevere Bunch 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. The VanDevere Bunch is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Sandra Porter, Executive Assistant for The VanDevere Bunch.

“There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball and The VanDevere Bunch wants to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Akron to enjoy,” added Porter.

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.

The VanDevere Bunch will present West Akron Baseball & Softball League 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, The VanDevere Bunch will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to West Akron Baseball & Softball League. 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™. “Chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a Chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said Porter.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit

About The Vandevere Bunch

Family owned business since 1946, with 3 central locations:

Chevy - 1490 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron OH 44320 – 330.867.3010

Buick/Kia – 300 W. Market St., Akron OH 44303 – 330.253.6136

Outlet – 3155 S. Arlington Rd., Akron OH 44312 – 330.645.9500

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

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Media Information:

Sandra Porter

(330) 867-3010

Katie Barnes, for Chevrolet

MSL Detroit


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