Once in a lifetime opportunity result of winning Jays Care Foundation
Live Auction bid
TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, August 5, 2009, from 3:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m., Jonathan and Tanis Shapka will step into the batters box at Rogers
Centre and aim for the fences. They will do so under the guidance and close
eye of Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill who donated the 30-minute one-on-one
session to support the Jays Care Foundation Live Charity Broadcast Auction
help June 26, 2009.
Jonathan, 15, an aspiring baseball player from St. Paul, Alberta is a
role model and mentor to his 12-year old brother Tanis who has Down Syndrome.
Believing all things are possible, their father Amil purchased the Hitting
Lesson package while watching the game broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet to
benefit both his sons.
Thanks to Amil's generosity, not only with his sons benefit but so too
will many youth in the Greater Toronto Area who are positively impacted each
day by the programs made possible through Jays Care Foundation.
The funds raised by Jays Care Foundation are committed to initiatives and
programs that improve the lives of kids in the Greater Toronto Area and
- Encouraging kids to get physically active through youth baseball
- Providing grants to local charities serving children in need;
- Funding capital projects that create safe youth spaces where kids can
play, learn, and grow; and
- Partnering to provide important educational opportunities for at-risk
WHAT: Aaron Hill Hitting Session
Interview and photo opportunities available.
WHERE: Rogers Centre ~ Gate 9
WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2009
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
(Note: Media must have a Toronto Blue Jays credential in order
to gain access to the session. Anyone not possessing a valid
credential can contact the Blue Jays Communication Office at
416-341-1302/03 to request an event-specific credential)
For further information:
For further information: Media interested in attending the event must
contact: Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department at (416) 341-1302,03 to
request credential and receive specific event guidelines