Parsons of Eagle River is partnering with Northland Pines Youth Softball in Eagle River, joining 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 softball helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation and sportsmanship while bringing families and communities together to show their support,” said Scott Furtak, business manager for Parsons of Eagle River.

“Parsons of Eagle River and Chevrolet Youth softball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Eagle River,” said Furtak. “Chevrolet believes that in play there are possibilities, and supports the spirit of teamwork that softball instills in its players.”

This year marks Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball/Softball program’s 14th 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 2018, more than 1,500 Chevrolet dealers across the country participated.

Parsons of Eagle River will present an equipment kit that includes useful items such as batpacks, 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, Parsons of Eagle River presented a $500 check representing a one-time monetary contribution to Northland Pines Youth Softball. 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.

Furtak recently presented Jacob Schueller of Northland Pines Youth Softball the $500 donation on behalf of Parsons.

In addition to its commitment to youth softball, Chevrolet also is the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball™.