Garrettsville – Charles Chevrolet, one of 30 Chevrolet dealers from the Cleveland area that partnered with local youth soccer leagues for the 2010 season, raised nearly  $93,740 in total donations from the dealership and private parties. In addition to monetary support, Charles Chevrolet provided G-W (Garrettsville-Windham) Soccer Club with equipment donations, an opportunity to raise and keep up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser, and participation in an instructional soccer clinic.

“Chevrolet has a long history with youth sports and we’re glad we were able to bring that commitment to our youth soccer leagues in Garrettsville where our customers and their families live, work, and play,” said Bruce Abraham, vice president for Charles Chevrolet. “We’ve been part of this community for over 54 years and enjoy supporting our youth sports teams.”

G-W  Soccer Club had the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient won his or her choice of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu. Another lucky winner received a Home Entertainment Package. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of the fundraiser went directly to the league.

“We are delighted to be involved with youth soccer,” said Abraham, of Charles Chevrolet. “Sponsoring G-W Soccer Club gave us the opportunity to illustrate our commitment to the youth and families in Garrettsville and  Windham. We’re glad to have achieved such positive outcome for the community.”

In 2010, more than 600 Chevrolet dealers participated in Chevy Youth Soccer and helped raise more than $1.9 million for youth soccer programs across the USA.