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Crown Automotive Group will join forces with Chris Archer & the Rays Baseball Foundation for the "Strikeout Challenge" check presentation on Friday. Crown pledged $25 for every strikeout recorded by Archer, bringing the total to $75 per strikeout.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.Sept. 28, 2017)-- Crown Automotive Group, along with Chris Archer, and the Rays Baseball Foundation announced today that they will present a $20,350 check to Starting Right, Now in support of Chris Archer's Pledge To "Strikeout" Teen Homelessness.  The presentation is scheduled to take place at Tropicana Field on Friday, September 29 before the Tampa Bay Rays game.

Chris Archer partnered with the Rays Baseball Foundation at the beginning of the season in an effort to end teen homelessness.  The Foundation agreed to match Archer's $25 donation every time the pitcher recorded a strikeout.  The automotive dealership group joined in support by pledging an additional $25 per strikeout, bringing the total per strikeout to $75.

"We feel very fortunate to be able to help everyone in our community, but we feel especially fortunate to be able to help those in our community that are most vulnerable.  Teen homelessness is a serious issue and we are happy to be able to help give teens a home and a brighter future," said Jim Myers, President of Crown Automotive Group.

Presenting the check to Vicki Sokolik, Founder and Executive Director of Starting Right, Now, will be Archer, Rays President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman, and Crown Automotive Group President Jim Myers.

Rays fans also donated $2,125 to the cause.

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 40 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, 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."


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