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For the second year in a row, Shields Automart of Paxton made a donation to the Paxton Youth League.
Through Chevrolet, Shields donated $500 to the league, along with equipment such as baseballs and bat stands. T-shirts for every player in the league were also donated by Shields on behalf of the Chevy Youth Baseball program.
The program also provides Paxton’s youth league with 2,000 fundraising raffle tickets that sell for a recommended $5 donation. One winner from each Chevy dealer region — four total — will win their choice of a Chevrolet Cruze or Chevrolet Equinox. The league keeps 100 percent of the funds raised, with a possibility of up to $10,000. The ticket also includes a coupon for a discount on service at Shields.
“We have always supported youth sports in Paxton, through the school and through the rec department. The Chevy program helps us do even more,” Shields general manager Pete Klein said. “Chevy feels strongly about investing in our nation’s youth, and the youth sports program is a way they can show their support. We are proud to be a part of it and to be able to facilitate the donations and fundraisers here and in our other Shields market in Rantoul.”
Paxton Park District recreation director Neal McKenry said the organization was appreciative of Shields’ help.
“We definitely appreciate each business that got involved and sponsored one of our teams. I definitely appreciate Shields giving us an opportunity to make a little more money for the youth league,” McKenry said.
Swim lesson sign-ups are underway at PPD
Sign-ups are underway for swim lessons at the Paxton Park District pool, including a Mommy/Daddy and Me swim class. Several sessions of each are scheduled.
More information can be found at paxtonparkdistrict.com or at the pool office. Pool rentals are also available on select dates throughout the summer, with prices starting at $80.
Fisher 5K still taking entrants
The Fisher Fair 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held Saturday, July 14 at 8 a.m. Race-day registration is still open for $22 with a T-shirt or $14 without.
The race will start at the fairgrounds in Fisher. Packet pick-up and race-day registration is available at Glades Hall on the fairgrounds starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day.
Contact David Peters at 217-897-1682 for more information. Entry forms should be mailed to Fisher Fair 5K C/O David Peters, 605 S. Fifth St., Fisher, IL, 61843.