Media Advisory - Blue Jays kick-off Montreal series with visit to Montreal Children's Hospital

Jays Care Rehab Gym to open courtesy of $250,000 investment

TORONTO, March 29, 2016 /CNW/ - On Thursday, March 31st, the TORONTO BLUE JAYS will begin their weekend in Montreal with a visit to the Montreal Children's Hospital.  In the lead up to the third annual Spring Training series at Olympic Stadium, the Club will celebrate the opening of the Jays Care Rehab Gym at the hospital, made possible by a $250,000 investment from Jays Care Foundation.  Media will have the opportunity to visit the Jays Care Rehab Gym and attend an announcement featuring Blue Jays and Hospital executives.


Jays Care Foundation Rehab Gym Opening


Mark Shapiro, President & CEO, Toronto Blue Jays

Ross Atkins, General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays

Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation

Denis Boucher, Toronto Blue Jays/ Montreal Expos Alumni

Tim Raines, Montreal Expos Alumni

Debbie Friedman, Director of the Trauma Program, Montreal Children's Hospital


Thursday, March 31, 2016

4:00 pm EST


Montreal Children's Hospital

P.K. Subban Atrium

1001 Boulevard Décarie,

Montréal, QC H4A 3J1


About Jays Care Foundation
Used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth.  That's why we help kids get involved in the game, build safe spaces in which they can play and support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of all Canadian kids.  Jays Care Foundation has been recognized with the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013) and the MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012). 

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

SOURCE Toronto Blue Jays

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


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