• July 22, 2014 7:25 PM
  • - Sports

Blue Jays Announce Field of Dreams Funding for Jubilee Field

$71,000 Jays Care grant will fund refurbishment in Corner Brook

TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS will be joined by representatives from the City of Corner Brook and the Corner Brook Baseball Association on July 24th at 12:45 pm to formally announce funding to refurbish Jubilee Field in Corner Brook, made possible by a Field of Dreams grant from Jays Care Foundation.  Joining members of the Blue Jays and Jays Care Foundation will be Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar Sr., Lloyd Moseby and Duane Ward.   

The Toronto Blue Jays, through JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, will invest $71,000 in the project – an endeavor that includes upgraded UV protection for dugouts, a new infield surface and lighting, fencing and scoreboard upgrades, the addition of accessible spectator seating and an upgraded training area.

The announcement will be made in conjunction with the Blue Jays Honda Super Camp, held at Jubilee Field on July 24-25.  This baseball instructional camp offers players ages 9-16 the ultimate Major League experience and the opportunity to learn skills and techniques from former Major League players. 

"On behalf of the Blue Jays and Jays Care Foundation, I am very pleased to announce this grant for Jubilee Field," said Stephen Brooks, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Toronto Blue Jays.  "We continue to fund projects like these across the country to increase youth participation in baseball. With the field improvements made possible with this grant, and with the instruction of the Major League alumni at the camp, we hope to see such an increase in participation in Corner Brook, a city with a great interest in the game."

WHEN:
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Clinic will run from 9 am12:45 pm
Funding announcement at 12:45 pm

WHAT:
Opening remarks and speeches
Official announcement of funding
Photo opportunity and media availability
Blue Jays Honda Super Camps

WHO:
Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar Sr., Lloyd Moseby and Duane Ward, Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors
Stephen Brooks, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Toronto Blue Jays
Frank Humber, Corner Brook Baseball Association

WHERE:
Jubilee Field
1 Jubilee Place
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 2W5

IN EVENT OF RAIN, LOCATION WILL BE:
Pepsi Studios
5 Grenfell Drive
Corner Brook, NL

About Jays Care Foundation
As the charitable arm of Canada's only MLB team, Jays Care has made a Major League commitment to invest in Canadian children and communities from coast to coast. Since 1992, Jays Care Foundation has created opportunities for children and youth through programs that focus on helping kids get active, engage in the sport of baseball, excel academically and lead healthy lives.  Jays Care is committed to breaking down barriers to access sport and education and building safe, dedicated spaces for recreational and educational youth programming in communities across Canada. 

For more information, visit www.bluejays.com/jayscare, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, 'like' Jays Care on Facebook, or call (416) 341-1456.

SOURCE Toronto Blue Jays

For further information: Please Contact: Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department, (416) 341-1302/03