‘Deacon’ goes to bat for Clinton


Dealership to provide new equipment, chance for other rec donations

Pictured, from left, are: Clinton Recreation Department’s David Wall, Deacon Jones of Clinton’s Scott McLeod and Deacon Jones employee Curt Smith Jr.


Deacon Jones Chevrolet of Clinton is partnering with the City of Clinton. Deacon Jones Chevrolet of Clinton 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. Deacon Jones Chevrolet of Clinton and Chevrolet Youth Baseball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Clinton,” said Scott McLeod, general manager for Deacon Jones Chevrolet of Clinton. “Chevrolet believes that in play, there are possibilities and supports the spirit of teamwork that baseball instills in its players.”

2017 marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball program’s 12th year, and since its introduction has helped aid local teams, benefiting more than 6.7 million young people in communities where Chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. In 2016, more than 1,500 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

Deacon Jones Chevrolet of Clinton will present an equipment kit that includes useful items such as bags, scorebooks, industrial-strength batting tees, ball buckets 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.

In addition, Deacon Jones Chevrolet of Clinton will present a check representing a one-time monetary contribution to City of Clinton. 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.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit www.youthsportswired.com.

The Deacon Jones family has been proudly serving North Carolina for over 38 years. Bobby Kenneth “Deacon” Jones started on a small lot in Princeton. Since then, Deacon Jones Auto Group has grown to 14 brands at 17 locations, offering customers thousands of new and pre-owned vehicles.

Pictured, from left, are: Clinton Recreation Department’s David Wall, Deacon Jones of Clinton’s Scott McLeod and Deacon Jones employee Curt Smith Jr.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Deacon-Jones.jpgPictured, from left, are: Clinton Recreation Department’s David Wall, Deacon Jones of Clinton’s Scott McLeod and Deacon Jones employee Curt Smith Jr.
Dealership to provide new equipment, chance for other rec donations

Reach Sports Editor Daron Barefoot at dbarefoot@civitasmedia.com.

Reach Sports Editor Daron Barefoot at dbarefoot@civitasmedia.com.

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