Local soccer programs could raise as much as $10,000 each through a fundraising opportunity in which four participants nationwide could win a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu. Other winners could receive a Home Entertainment Package.
According to a spokesperson for General Motors Dealer Programs, Genoa Chevrolet, Dunn Chevy Buick and Keller Chevrolet are teaming up respectively with Genoa High School, Oregon Crew Futbol Soccer Club and Woodmore High School.
The dealerships have also donated soccer kits filled with equipment bags, soccer balls, sport cones, practice jerseys, t-shirts and a monetary donation.
All proceeds go directly to the teams and leagues, and they can use the funds in any way they choose.
Some 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.
“We are proud to be able to help the kids in our community by donating equipment and giving them the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for their league. We are excited to be part of the effort this year, and anticipate a fun-filled season with Genoa High School,” said Mike Pauley of Genoa Chevrolet.
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 percent of proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraiser, there will be four winners of a Chevy Equinox or Chevy Malibu vehicle of choice (up to $24,995 in value), and in each participating market there will be a secondary prize of a home entertainment center valued at $1,000.
At the clubs
Growing Your Business with Social Media will be the topic of the quarterly meeting for the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce to be held Thursday, 7:30 to 9:00 am at Lutheran Home of Toledo, 131 Wheeling.
Custom Training Solutions, a division of Northwest State Community College, will present ideas on how to grow business through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The fourth annual Veterans Job Fair will be held Friday, November 5, 10 am to 2 pm at the Erie Street Market in Toledo.
The event is sponsored by The Source, Lucas County Workforce Development Agency and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Veterans will be able to speak with employers, training organizations and other resources.