But he won't be driving it as he'll be giving the car to his mom.
Being a professional athlete at the top of your game certainly has its perks as aside from having a high-paying job, there are other benefits sportsmen get to enjoy throughout their careers. Soccer players are being given the privilege to drive shiny new high-end cars for free, golfers can take home expensive cars after scoring a hole-in-one, while baseball players in the MLB have the opportunity get the keys to a new Chevrolet.
In his first appearance in an All-Star Game, Alex Bregman managed to hit the game-winning home run in extra innings to help his team – the Houston Astros - claim victory. Thanks to his performance, Alex was named the most valuable player of the game and Chevrolet asked him to pick between a 2019 Camaro SS or a Colorado ZR2 as a reward. He decided to go with the former, but you won’t be seeing him behind the wheel as he has already given the car to his mother. Best son in the world or what?
Chevy has been the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball for the past 13 years and is also running the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program. In partnership with dealers, the company with the bowtie emblem has donated more than 150,000 equipment kits and has raised the impressive sum of $36 million. Not only that, but Chevy has also offered 1,800 free skills clinics to the public and mentions it has had a positive impact on 7 million boys and girls across the United States.
Talking about Alex Bregman’s performance, Brian Sweeney, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet, said the following:
“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.”
Gallery: MLB All-Star MVP Alex Bregman wins 2019 Chevy Camaro SS
CHEVROLET PRESENTS NEW CAMARO SS COUPE TO ALL-STAR GAME MVP ALEX BREGMAN
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 2018 Ted Williams Most Valuable Player, Alex Bregman, chose the new Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe during the All-Star Game MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Nationals Park in Washington on Tuesday night.
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.
This is Bregman’s first All-Star Game appearance and, in extra innings, hit the game-winning home run that led the American League to victory.
“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 more than 150,000 equipment kits, raised more than $36 million, offered more than 1,800 free skills clinics to the public and impacted more than 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 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but also help improve performance. For instance, the grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. Camaro designers follow the mantra that all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance.
Product highlights include:
- Camaro SS now offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock.
- Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation, available Rear Camera Mirror, available Forward Collision Alert.
- New front-end styling with distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS, including the fascia, grille, LED dual-element headlamps and reshaped hood. (ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front-end styling.)
- SS-specific front fascia with “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, plus specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood.
- New rear fascias for all models, with specific diffusers on RS and SS when equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust.
- New LED taillamps with a more sculptured evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design; red lenses are featured on LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 featuring dark-tinted neutral-density lenses.
- New 20-inch wheel designs on RS and SS.