The symbolic pitch was part of an on-field presentation as the Rays Baseball Foundation presented a $40,000 check to the nonprofit organization Starting Right, Now.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. July 10, 2019
Jim Myers, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Crown Automotive Group, threw out the Ceremonial First Pitch on July 7, 2019, prior to the Tampa Bay Rays taking on the New York Yankees. The symbolic pitch was part of an on-field presentation as the Rays Baseball Foundation presented a $40,000 check to the nonprofit organization Starting Right, Now. Rays President Matt Silverman is chairman of Starting Right, Now.
“We’re so proud to support Starting Right, Now. It’s an honor to help anyway we can in such an important life-changing step forward for these unaccompanied young people. It’s a great organization that provides housing, mentoring and resources for homeless youth in our community,” said Myers. “I can’t think of anything more important than helping kids who have been forced to live in unsafe conditions without the opportunity to succeed. I’ve witnessed firsthand the drive these teens have to excel, to stay in school, thrive and go to college, and become productive members of our community,” Myers added.
Jim Myers, a board member of Starting Right, Now was selected by the organization to be their spokesperson. He was accompanied during the presentation by a few of the hard-working students from the local Starting Right, Now home.
To make the evening even more special, the Rays downed their division rivals, the Yankees, 2 to 1 to further close the gap between the leaders of the American League East Division.
About Starting Right, Now – Starting Right, Now is a nonprofit organization that combats homelessness for youth through one-on-one mentoring, providing a stable home, obtaining employment, teaching financial literacy, life skills, and promoting educational achievement. The organization, which was founded in Hillsborough County, opened its second dormitory this past February in South St. Petersburg, FL.
About Crown Automotive Group – Over the last 50 years, Crown Automotive Group has grown into one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the nation with operations in Florida, Ohio and Tennessee. Every Crown Automotive dealership features an extensive selection of new, Crown and factory certified, and meticulously inspected pre-owned vehicles with financing options for every budget. Customers can also expect superior service from a team of highly trained technicians at Crown’s signature award-winning service facilities. Driven by four core values: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Integrity, and Growth, the group is committed to providing each customer with “The Better Way To Buy.” Visit crowncars.com for more information on Crown Automotive Group and The Better Way To Buy.
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