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Vern Eide donates to Knights

The Albert Lea Knights baseball program received a donation from Vern Eide Chevrolet. Front row from left are Ethan Ball, Cody Yokiel, Logan Barr, Drew Carlson and Dylan Carlson. Back row from left are Lonnie Smith, Trevor Ball, Jake Bordewick, Ethan Tasker and Paul Schuster. — Submitted

The Albert Lea Knights baseball program received a donation from Vern Eide Chevrolet. Front row from left are Ethan Ball, Cody Yokiel, Logan Barr, Drew Carlson and Dylan Carlson. Back row from left are Lonnie Smith, Trevor Ball, Jake Bordewick, Ethan Tasker and Paul Schuster. — Submitted

Vern Eide Chevrolet of Albert Lea joined forces with the National Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment and a donation to the Albert Lea Knights Baseball program, according to a press release.

“Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of Chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families,” said Paul Schuster, the Vern Eide car dealership’s general manager.

The Chevrolet Youth Baseball program is beginning its eighth year, and has helped raise more than $13 million to aid local teams.

Vern Eide Chevrolet has presented Albert Lea Knights baseball program with new equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, whiffle balls, a hitting net, batting tees and Chevrolet youth baseball T-shirts. In addition, Vern Eide Chevrolet presented a one-time monetary donation of $500 to Albert Lea Knights Baseball.