This is our third installment of “The Little Things,” where we spotlight quiet, often unnoticed yet important acts of consideration, kindness and community in New Canaan that may otherwise be taken for granted. These are things that make a major difference in our lives and today we’re recognizing two longstanding organizations that each year come together to benefit the community through a cherished youth program: New Canaan Baseball/Softball Inc. and Elm Street mainstay Karl Chevrolet. “New Canaan baseball has been in our world now for a long, long time,” Steve Karl—formerly of the Bantam league Hurons—said on a recent afternoon from his office at the dealership. “I played in the league myself, my brother played in the league. I’ve had four boys who have all played in New Canaan Baseball.”
Karl Chevrolet—through Chevrolet, “the big company,” as Karl puts it—runs a national program that distributes funds to specific youth baseball and softball leagues through local Chevy dealers.