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Lumberton Chevrolet Donates to LBYA

Lumberton Chevrolet presents donation to LYBA for equipment and uniforms for regular season sponsorship through Chevy Youth Baseball program.

Presenting the check was Andrea Martin – Business Development Director –  and John Franklin – General Manager.

Accepting on behalf of LYBA was Bruce Mullis – Treasurer

Lumberton Chevrolet Goes to Bat for LYBA

Lumberton Chevrolet Goes to Bat for Lumberton Youth Baseball Association Inc.

Lumberton Chevrolet to provide Lumberton Youth Baseball Association Inc. with new equipment, monetary contribution and instructional clinics

 Lumberton, Feb. 20, 2018 – Lumberton Chevrolet is partnering with the Lumberton Youth Baseball Association Inc. in Lumberton. Lumberton Chevrolet has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, invitations to FREE instructional clinics, and an opportunity for community members to earn donations for their league via a Test Drive fundraiser.

“Playing the game of baseball helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation and sportsmanship while bringing families and communities together to show their support. Lumberton Chevrolet and Chevrolet Youth Baseball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Lumberton.” said John Franklin, General Manager for Lumberton Chevrolet. “Chevrolet believes that in play, there are possibilities and supports the spirit of teamwork that baseball instills in its players.”

2018 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s 13th year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, benefiting more than 12.4 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2017, more than 1,500 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

Lumberton Chevrolet will present an equipment kit that includes useful items such as bat packs, scorebooks, industrial-strength batting tees, ball buckets and T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches, or instructors from Ripken Baseball.

In addition, Lumberton Chevrolet will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Lumberton Youth Baseball Association Inc. 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, safety and fun, so we encourage young people and their parents to make a Chevrolet the official vehicle of their household,” said Franklin.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit www.chevrolet.com/youthsports.com.

 

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About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Season Start Date

Spring games will begin on March 23rd and March 24th. Even though opening day will be on Saturday April 7th all teams will start their season on March 23rd. All teams will be scheduled to play in the Charles Lennon Games in Elizabethtown and Clarkton NC.

Teams will be scheduled for 2 games and will awarded 1 season point per game win or lose

Mandatory Player Evaluations

Player participation is mandatory. Players that do not evaluate will still be eligible to play baseball but will not be entered into the draft. Players that do not attend evaluations will be placed on a team by the board after the teams are selected.

Player evaluations for players ages 7-8 will be held on Friday March 2, at 6PM. Players ages 9-10 year-old will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 9AM. Players ages 11-12 will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 11AM.

 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Major Bat Rule Change

MAJOR BAT CHANGE RULE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018
 

Effective January 1, 2018, all 2 5/8” bats and 2 1/4” bats must meet new performance standards established by USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States.  The new bats became available for purchase on September  1, 2017.

ALL BATS WITH THE BPF 1.15 STAMP WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR DYB PLAY IN 2018 AND THEREAFTER.   PARENTS SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THIS RULE BEFORE PURCHASING NEW BATS FOR THEIR PLAYERS FOR THE 2018 SEASON.  

More Information on the USABat Standard

LYBA Players Attend Ripken Camp

LYBA has been selected to send 4 players to the Cal Ripken Foundation Camp in Aberdeen, MD where young people from across the country will come together for a week to learn baseball the Ripken Way while simultaneously developing life-long character traits that will help them on the path to success.
 
The campers selected from left to right are Kendall Anderson, Damian Robinson, Garrison Carr, and Caleb Maynor. Garry Robinson will be chaperoning the boys for the week.