Rookie Leaguers have enjoyed seven weeks of baseball programming at Stan Wadlow Park, Smythe Park, McGregor Park, and in each of their communities, at no cost to them or their families. Here, they have learned baseballs skills and gained the important life skills that come from being part of a team. Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia, infielders Brett Lawrie and Rajai Davis, and pitcher Brandon Morrow served as Honorary Division Captains and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons served as Honorary Manager for the summer.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Event runs from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League Wrap Up
On-field activities, baseball drills and Rookie League All Star Game
Opening remarks and speeches
Media availability and photo opportunity
Gene Jones, President and CEO, Toronto Community Housing
Rob Drynan, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation
One Blue Jays Way, Suite 3200
Through a partnership with Toronto Community Housing and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League introduces kids living in under-resourced communities to the sport of baseball. This year-round program is offered at no cost to participants and their families. This year, Rookie League will reach 5,000 children in 90 communities across all provinces and one territory.
The 25th season of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League program was made possible through the generous contributions of the following Jays Care Foundation supporters: CIBC Children's Foundation, City of Toronto, East York Minor Baseball Association, Maple Leaf Foods, Rawlings, Sue Vale, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Parks Forestry and Rec, Victor Cameron Foundation and York Minor Baseball Association.
About Jays Care Foundation
The Toronto Blue Jays, 2012 recipient of the MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence, believe every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Blue Jays, sets kids on a lifelong track to success by investing in charitable, community and baseball programs and facilities that focus on helping kids in need get active, excel academically and lead healthy lives. To date, Jays Care has invested more than $7.5 million in Canada's children and communities.
For more information, visit www.bluejays.com/jayscare, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, 'like' Jays Care on Facebook, or call 416-341-1456.