JAYS CARE CELEBRATES $1.9-MILLION INVESTMENT IN CANADA’S YOUTH

By on April 16, 2013

EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO

(courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays)

In 2012, JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, the charitable arm of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS invested more than $1.9 million in Canadian communities and impacted more than 23,000 children and youth across Canada. On Wednesday, April 17,this achievement will be celebrated and Jays Care’s 2012 community partners will be honoured during Grants Night in the Jays Care Community Clubhouse at Rogers Centre.
Youth Assisting Youth mentee, Allan Fabrykant, will throw out the Blue Jays’ ceremonial first pitch, while an in-game cheque presentation for $1.9 million will be presented to Jays Care’s 2012 community partners. Rob Drynan, Jays Care Foundation Executive Director, and members of the Jays Care Board of Directors, will be on hand for the cheque presentation, photo opportunity, and to field questions about Jays Care’s partnerships. Grants Night will kick-off at 7 p.m. ET.
WHEN:         Wednesday, April 17, 2013
                       Event will start at 7 p.m. ET
WHAT:          Jays Care Grants Night
                       Ceremonial first pitch
In-game cheque presentation and photo opportunity
Media availability
WHO:            Rob Drynan, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation
Peter Dawe, John Macintyre and Peter Sisam, Volunteer Members,
                       Jays Care Foundation Board of Directors
2012 Grant Partners 

WHERE:        Jays Care Community Clubhouse, Suite 355/356
Rogers Centre
One Blue Jays Way
Toronto, ON
M5V 1J1
Media are to enter through Gate 13
 
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.
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