Jim Ellis Chevrolet Kicks off the Season with Atlanta Colts Youth Association

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Jim Ellis Chevrolet sponsors Atlanta Colts Youth Association and helps raise thousands of dollars with a vehicle giveaway.

Jim Ellis Chevrolet of Atlanta is partnering with Atlanta Colts Youth Association to provide the league's players and coaches with equipment, a monetary donation, and a chance to fund-raise up to $10,000.

In support of Atlanta-area youth, Jim Ellis Chevrolet will provide Atlanta Colts Youth Association with football and cheerleading kits filled with equipment bags, water coolers and water bottles, coaches' clipboards, visors and t-shirts. Also, thanks to the dealership and other participating area Chevrolet dealers, league members will have a chance to attend a Chevy Youth Football Instructional Clinic taught by experienced players and instructors.

Offering additional support to the community, the Atlanta Colts Youth Association will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where a new Chevy Equinox will be given away. Jim Ellis Chevrolet and other Atlanta-area Chevrolet dealerships are donating the Equinox to the participating leagues. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the participating leagues, and they can use the funds in any way they choose. Some of the leagues have reported they plan to grant scholarships to families who cannot afford to enroll their children in the league, while others have said they will use the funds to improve fields and equipment.

"Chevy and youth football. It's a great combination," says General Manager Mark Frost of Jim Ellis Chevrolet. "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 of Atlanta Colts Youth Association football."

2009 is the first year for the Chevy Youth Football program, which is modeled after the highly successful Chevy Youth Baseball program which has been carried out in communities across the Southeast for the last three years.

Chevrolet is one of America's best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that go from "gas-friendly to gas-free," Chevy has eight models that get 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway, and offers two hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 bio-fuel have been sold. Next year, Chevrolet will offer the Chevy Volt, an extended range 230 mpg EPA-rated electric vehicle that will travel up to 40 miles without using any gas at all. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and provides the best value in every segment in which it competes.

About Jim Ellis Chevrolet: This award-winning Atlanta area Chevrolet dealership carries everything from Chevy Tahoe and Silverado trucks to the new Camaro. Jim Ellis Chevrolet is also the Atlanta area's Corvette specialist dealer! Mr. Goodwrench service specialists are available for all GM cars and trucks. To learn more please visit the Jim Ellis Chevrolet website

About Jim Ellis Automotive Dealerships: The Jim Ellis Auto Dealerships are a family-owned and operated business with dealerships located in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. The Jim Ellis dealerships sell new cars from Audi, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai, Mazda, Porsche, Saab and Volkswagen, as well as a wide selection of used cars. To learn more, or to browse a complete inventory online, please visit the Jim Ellis website

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