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4/27/2013 3:24 P.M. ET

Astros and Chevy Celebrate Inaugural American League Season with Fan-Friendly Activities

The Houston Astros, Chevrolet and the Houston area Chevy dealers are celebrating the Astros inaugural American League season with several activities that give fans a fun and up-close experience with Astros baseball. The activities taking place during the 2013 season include numerous player autograph signings at Houston Area Chevy Dealerships, a Chevy Youth Base Stealer at each home game and two youth baseball clinics at Minute Maid Park, sponsored by Chevrolet, on April 28.

"Chevrolet is a great partner of the Houston Astros and they continue to give back to our local community in so many ways," said Matt Brand, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships of the Houston Astros. "We are very proud of our association and look forward to our continued partnership together."

"From back yards to the big leagues, Chevrolet is committed to the communities where our customers live, work and play," said Steve Flynn, Regional Chevrolet Marketing Manager. "There is nothing more American than Chevrolet and baseball, and we want to celebrate this with the Astros during their inaugural year with the American League, by giving fans multiple opportunities to interact with their favorite team."

Houston Area Chevy Dealers Player Appearances
On Saturdays, local Chevy dealers will host free, public autograph sessions by current and former Astros players. Times and the players appearing will be announced prior to each autograph session.

Chevy Youth Base Stealer
During every Astros home game, one young fan will "steal" third base while the grounds crew conducts field maintenance during the fifth inning. Participants will be selected through Chevrolet and its local dealers. Each participating child gets to take home a replica third base.

Chevrolet and Youth Baseball
On April 28, Chevrolet will host the Chevrolet Youth Baseball Clinics at Minute Maid Park. Each clinic features two hours of baseball instruction and includes lunch for over 400 kids. Participants will also gain additional baseball insight through a question and answer session with a former Astros player.

For the past four years, the Houston Area Chevy Dealers have partnered with local youth leagues donating $400,000 in and around the Houston area in the form of check donations, equipment and fundraiser opportunities for boys and girls to play baseball.  

Allen Samuels Chevrolet
7000 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074

AutoNation Chevrolet -Gulf Fwy
13800 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

AutoNation Chevrolet - Hwy 6
8100 South Highway 6
Houston, TX 77083

Buckalew Chevrolet
1100 I-45 South at Gladstell
Conroe, TX 77304
Classic Chevrolet of Sugarland
13115 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77487

Classic Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac
8020 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77554
Davis Chevrolet
2277 South Loop West
Houston, TX 77054

Demontrond Chevrolet
3220 I-45 North
Texas City, 77591

Don Davis Chevrolet
5020 7th St.
Bay City, TX 77414

Don Davis Motor Co.
2011 N. Mechanic St.
El Campo, TX 77437    

Finnegan Chevrolet
26529 Southwest Freeway
Rosenberg, TX 77471

Gulf Coast Chevrolet
1901 W. Highway FM 523
Angleton, TX 77515

Knapp Chevrolet
815 Houston Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

LaRoche Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac
900 Highway 290 West
Brenham, TX 77833

Lone Star Chevrolet
18900 Northwest Freeway
Jersey Village, TX 77065

Mac Haik Chevrolet
11711 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079

Martin Autopark
516 South Washington
Cleveland, TX 77237

Munday Chevrolet
17800 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77090
Norman Frede Chevrolet
16801 Feather Craft
Houston, TX 77058

Parkway Chevrolet
25500 Highway 249
Tomball, TX 77375
Robbins Chevrolet
18611 Eastex Freeway
Humble, TX 77338

Ron Craft Chevrolet
4114 Highway 10 East
Baytown, TX 77521
Strickland Chevrolet
5719 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77581

Westside Chevrolet
23001 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77450

Wiesner Chevrolet
230 I-45 North Fwy
Huntsville, TX 77320

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