Chevy dealers raising funds to support youth soccer
In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Toledo area Chevrolet dealers including local dealers Baumann Chevrolet Genoa and Dunn Chevy Buick of Oregon are teaming up with local youth soccer groups to raise funds and provide players with soccer kits filled with equipment bags, pop-up nets, sport cones, scrimmage vests, t-shirts and a sponsorship check.
Genoa Area Recreational Soccer and the Oregon Crew will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity. In addition, one lucky recipient in each of four regions across the country will win his or her choice of a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox or Cruze.
Toledo area Chevrolet dealerships are joining together to donating these prizes to participating leagues in their region. One-hundred percent of the proceeds collected from the fundraiser go directly to the leagues. The funds may be used in any way the league chooses.
Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraiser, there will be four winners of a Chevy Equinox or Chevy Cruze vehicle of choice (up to $24,995 in value), nationwide and four winners secondary prize of a home entertainment center valued at $1,000.
Some leagues plan to grant scholarships to families who cannot afford to enroll their children in the league, while others will use the funds to improve fields and equipment.
To get involved, contact a member of either youth soccer program.
At the clubs
Dick Eppstein, president of the Better Business Bureau, will speak about the latest scams, at a meeting sponsored by The East Toledo Club. The public is invited.
Eppstein will expose the latest in Internet scams and inform consumers about ATM readers that can steal your bank account numbers as well as address popular scams such as driveway paving and trooper phone calls. He will also discuss the steps consumers can take to protect themselves.
The club will meet at Noon, Thursday, Sept. 20. Eppstein’s talk will begin at 12:30 in the meeting room adjacent to Michael’s Café located in the Weber Block at Front and Main in East Toledo. Reservations are not required.
U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will speak before the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thursday, October 25 at its quarterly breakfast meeting 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park.
Rep. Kaptur represents the Ninth District which runs along Lake Erie to Cleveland and includes most of Lucas County and all of Ottawa County. She defeated fellow Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in the primary and will face Samuel Wurzelbacher in November’s general election.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual steak roast to Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Park. Call Sarah at 419-693-5580.