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May 5, 2013

Commonwealth donates to Little League

Members of the Prospect Hill Little League of Lawrence recently visited Commonwealth Motors to pick up equipment donated by the dealership.

The youth sports program will receive ongoing support through its spring season from Commonwealth, in the form of both baseball gear and monetary contributions.

Commonwealth, a Lawrence dealership that sells Chevrolet, Honda, Kia, Nissan and Volkswagen vehicles, is sponsoring the Prospect Hill league as part of the Chevrolet Youth Baseball Program.

Chevy dealers participating in the program join a national effort to boost youth sports in their communities.

In addition to monetary contributions, Commonwealth supports the league by donating such equipment as balls and ball buckets, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, umpire equipment, bases, bat racks and first aid kits.

Commonwealth’s sponsorship also gives players an opportunity to attend baseball clinics conducted by professional teams. In addition, Prospect Hill Little League members participate in the Chevrolet Youth Baseball Program Sweepstakes, which features a grand prize of a 2013 Chevy Traverse, plus prizes of high-definition televisions donated by Commonwealth.

“We are looking forward to a great season that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations,” said Charlene Kruszczynski, office administrator at Commonwealth. She said the program is “one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community.”

Another two-state drop in gas prices

Driving in the Merrimack Valley, on either side of the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, grew cheaper again last week. Pump-price tracking by the auto club AAA showed that average gasoline prices moved downward through the seven-day span ending Wednesday. It was the ninth straight week in which regional fuel prices dropped.

But the U.S. national average sent an ominous signal, rising though the seven-day period, according to AAA.

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