Chris Archer’s “Strikeout Challenge” Results In A $20,350 Check Presented To Non-Profit’s Mission To End Teen Homelessness

Chris Archer, Crown Automotive Group & the Rays Baseball Team Up To Donate $20,350 To Non-profit: Starting Right, Now

Chris Archer, Crown Automotive Group & the Rays Baseball Team Up To Donate $20,350 To Non-profit: Starting Right, Now

These are the type of events we love to do at Crown. It’s always fun to engage with the community and partner with the Rays for a great cause. Archer is a great role model for our teens and we’re proud to contribute in such a positive way

Crown Automotive Group dealership President Jim Myers, Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer, and President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman presented the $20,350 “Strikeout Challenge” check to Vicki Sokolik, Founder and Executive Director of non-profit Starting Right, Now.

“These are the type of events we love to do at Crown. It’s always fun to engage with the community and partner with the Rays for a great cause. Archer is a great role model for our teens and we’re proud to contribute in such a positive way,” said Jim Myers.

Archer started the “Strikeout Challenge” at the beginning of the season in an effort to help end teen homelessness. The Rays Baseball Foundation agreed to match Archer’s $25 donation every time the pitcher recorded a strikeout. Crown Automotive Group then joined in support by pledging an additional $25 per strikeout, bringing the total per strikeout to $75.

Rays fans also donated $2,125 to the total amount presented on Friday.

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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