Media Advisory - Jays Care to Celebrate Investments in Youth Baseball Across Quebec

Celebrations in Chelsea and Montreal will take place during the Blue Jays in Montreal weekend

TORONTO, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - In celebration of the Toronto Blue Jays fourth annual weekend in Montreal, JAYS CARE FOUNDATION will host three celebrations in the province of Quebec.    

FRIDAY, MARCH 31CHELSEA, QC

WHAT:

Jays Care and The Municipality of Chelsea will celebrate the grand opening of
"Russell Martin Field."  Jays Care invested $150,000 to refurbish the facility to increase
access to baseball for local youth.  



WHO:

Caryl Green, Mayor, Municipality of Chelsea
Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation
50 Youth Baseball Players              



WHEN:

Friday, March 31,
10:30 am EST



WHERE:

Chelsea Elementary School
74 Old Chelsea Road
Chelsea, Québec
J9B 1K9

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1MONTREAL, QC

WHAT:

Jays Care will celebrate a total of $111,409 of investments in two Montreal area
Boys & Girls Clubs with an opening ceremony and baseball clinic for youth
baseball players.



WHO:

Andrew Miller, Executive Vice President- Business Operations, Toronto Blue Jays
Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation
Owen Charters, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
50 Youth Baseball Players



WHEN:

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am



WHERE:

Boys & Girls Club of LaSalle
8600 Rue Hardy
LaSalle, QC
H8N 2P5

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2MONTREAL, QC

WHAT:

Major League Baseball, Jays Care Foundation, Baseball Canada and Baseball
Québec will host a 'PLAY BALL' event at Olympic Stadium.  The event, which is free and
open to the public, will feature kids from all over the province of Québec participating in
activities that highlight the variety of fun, informal ways baseball and softball can be played.



WHO:

Tim Raines, 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee & Montreal Expos Alumni

Marquis Grissom, Montreal Expos Alumni

Denis Coderre, Mayor, City of Montreal

300 Youth Baseball Players



WHEN:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

10:00 am EST



WHERE:

Olympic Stadium

4141 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin

Montreal, QC

H1V 3N7

 

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 work with like-minded organizations to design and lead comprehensive programs that reflect the needs of marginalized children and youth across Canada.  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 www.jayscare.com, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, 'like' Jays Care on Facebook, or call (416) 341-1456.

SOURCE Toronto Blue Jays

For further information: Matt Warner, Specialist, Communications and Public Relations, 416-341-3740, 647-539-6137, matt.warner@bluejays.com

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