Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout gets behind the wheel of the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray he received for being voted the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
From GM News, July 16, 2014
The 2014 Ted Williams MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Mike Trout, chose a Corvette Stingray, the 2014 North American Car of the Year, during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet.
Chevrolet gave Trout his choice of the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year – the Stingray or the Silverado full-size pickup – for his being named the All-Star MVP. Chevrolet has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005.
In addition, Chevrolet announced it would provide a second Stingray with a unique hood autographed by the game’s all-star players for auction at ChevyBaseball.com, a website powered by MLB.com, with proceeds to benefit charity.
“Tonight, we honor the achievements of Mike Trout, the 2014 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, while we showcase our own MVPs, the Corvette Stingray and Chevrolet Silverado,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “We hope many of our fellow baseball fans join us to help raise funds for a worthy cause.”
The Stingray being auctioned features both an autographed display hood signed by 2014 All-Star players and coaches and a factory original hood for driving. Bidding on the Corvette Stingray opened immediately following the MVP ceremony, and will continue until 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 1.
2014 Major League Baseball All-Star players and coaches autograph the hoods of two Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays before the Red Carpet Parade of All-Stars July 15, 2014 prior to the MLB All -Star game in Minneapolis Minn. The hoods will be put up for auction at Chevybaseball.com, with proceeds benefitting Chevrolet and MLB charities. (AP Images for Chevrolet)
In addition to the Stingray for auction on ChevyBaseball.com, Chevrolet will provide MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association with a commemorative Corvette Stingray hood, also signed by 2014 All-Star players and coaches, for auction with proceeds to benefit MLB Charities and the Players Trust, the 501 (c)(3) charitable organization created and administered by active Major Leaguers.
Chevrolet supports the friendships, optimism and spirit of teamwork built through the power of play. Currently in its ninth year, Chevy Youth Baseball has impacted the lives of approximately 3.8 million youth. Nearly 1,700 Chevrolet dealers support a youth league in communities across the country and have hosted more than 200 youth baseball clinics this year.
Metro Detroit's Matick Chevy, for example, is a long-time sponsor of the Redford Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball program. Chevy dealerships provide also financial support and donate baseball equipment to the youth leagues.