Every year, the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player receives a new Chevrolet vehicle and at the All-Star Game MVP award ceremony at Nationals Park in Washington on Tuesday night, the 2018 winner, Alex Bregman, chose the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe. Chevrolet, the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for Cars, Trucks, and SUVs three years in a row, gave the Houston Astros player his choice between the redesigned Camaro Coupe or the trail-ready Colorado ZR2.
Chevrolet is proud to be a part of this event every year, and it was an exciting one this year. In extra innings, Bregman’s hit the game-winning home run that led the American League to victory. This was his first All-Star Game appearance.
“Bregman set a great example for baseball fans and especially our kids by hustling hard for the entire game and demonstrating exceptional teamwork — essential qualities to win on the field, in the classroom, and in life — and that is why Chevrolet is proud to present the MVP award,” said Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet.
Chevrolet has been the official vehicle of Major League Baseball since 2005 and an Official Partner of PLAY BALL, MLB’s collective effort to encourage young people to participate in baseball- and softball-related activities since the program began in 2015. Through its Chevrolet Youth Baseball program in partnership with its dealers, Chevrolet has donated over 150,000 equipment kits, raised more than $36 million, offered over 1,800 free skill clinics to the public, and impacted over 7 million boys and girls across the U.S.
“At Chevrolet, we appreciate the positive effect that playing sports has on our kids, and that is why it is so important for our brand and our dealers to support baseball at every level,” said Sweeney.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro’s improvements and upgrades are more than skin deep with designs that look good and improve performance. For example, Chevy redesigned the grille, hood and fascia vents for optimized airflow to increase performance or cooling. Under the hood, the Camaro SS runs a 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 rated at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque.
The capable 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 combines the nimbleness and maneuverability of a midsize pickup with the most off-road technology of any vehicle in its class. Offered with a standard 3.6-liter V-6 and available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel, the Colorado lets you choose the engine that’s right for you. Regardless of which one you choose, you can opt for the active tow feature, which helps the driver align the vehicle with a trailer when in reverse.
Stop by Garber Chevrolet to test drive either of these exciting vehicles today. Talk to a team member about taking the same car as MVP Bregman and feel like you hit a home run every time you get behind the wheel. See our Camaro inventory online now.
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