Ryburn Toyota of Monticello and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., have teamed to make a $10,000 contribution to the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s baseball and softball programs.

Toyota Motor Sales matched a $5,000 contribution from Ryburn Toyota, with the proceeds earmarked for UAM’s “Swing for the Fences” campaign to renovate the school’s baseball and softball facilities.

“Ryburn Toyota is proud to support UAM and all its activities,” said Bennie Ryburn, III, president and chief executive officer. “The university is a vital part of our community and we are committed to its success.”

Chris Ratcliff, UAM’s director of athletics, thanked Ryburn for the donation. “Bennie Ryburn has been, and continues to be, one of our most loyal supporters,” Ratcliff said. “On behalf of the coaches and student-athletes in our baseball and softball programs, I want to thank both Bennie and Toyota Motor Sales for their generous support.”

The Toyota Dealer Match Program enables dealer contributions to make a greater impact on the community. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to non-profit organizations, and has always been guided by a strong belief in serving the communities where it does business, according to a Toyota release.

Pictured above, from left are UAM softball coach Alvy Early, Matt Whiting, assistant athletic director for external operations, Ronny Williams, general manager of Ryburn Motors, Bennie Ryburn, III, chief executive officer and owner of the Ryburn Automotive Group, Keith Wallis, Ryburn sales consultant, and Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics.