Media Advisory - Toronto Blue Jays and Jays Care flock together to build
Habitat Homes

Toronto Blue Jays and Jays Care look to hit a Home Run in helping families escape poverty housing

TORONTO, July 26 /CNW/ -

    
    What:  The Toronto Blue Jays staff and team will gather on July 27th at
           Habitat for Humanity Toronto's William's Way build site (1500
           Weston Road) to help build 20 solar-paneled safe, decent and
           affordable homes. Funded by Jays Care Foundation, the Toronto Blue
           Jays and Jays Care staff will be joined, on-site, by some of the
           players' wives, known as Lady Jays, to help raise awareness for
           Habitat for Humanity Toronto. "We're thrilled to be working
           alongside Habitat Toronto homeowners to help build their new
           homes. The Toronto Blue Jays care about providing safe places for
           kids to play, learn and grow - what a better place to do that than
           a home of your own," says Danielle Silverstein, Executive
           Director, Jays Care Foundation. By participating in this build day
           the Toronto Blue Jays and Jays Care staff will give another family
           like the Burnett family a hand up, not a hand out. "The Blue Jays
           always root for the home team," says Habitat for Humanity
           Toronto's CEO Neil Hetherington. "Today, they are putting that
           support into physical and philanthropic action by teaming up to
           build Habitat Toronto homes."

    (xxx)Media are invited to attend and interviews will be available(xxx)

    Who:   Blue Jays players, front office staff and Lady Jays
           Neil Hetherington, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Toronto
           Marva Burnett, Habitat for Humanity Toronto homeowner

    When:  Tuesday July 27th, 2010
           8:30 a.m.               -  Build Day begins
                                   -  Photo opportunities available
           12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  -  Jesse Litsch and other Blue Jays
                                      Players on-site
           11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  -  Interviews with Neil Hetherington
                                      available
           Throughout the day      -  Interviews with volunteers and Habitat
                                      Toronto homeowners available.

    Where: William's Way build site
           1500 Weston Road (near Weston Road and Jane Street)
           Toronto, ON
    

Please visit www.bluejays.com/jayscare for more information on the Jays Care Foundation

Please visit www.torontohabitat.ca/AboutUs for more information on Habitat for Humanity Toronto.

SOURCE Habitat for Humanity GTA

For further information: For further information: Neil Hetherington, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, office: (416) 755-7353 ext 223, cell: 416-436-4190, neil@torontohabitat.on.ca, On Tuesday call Neil Hetherington at (416) 436-4190; Joanna M. Dwyer, Marketing and Communications Associate, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, office: (416) 755-7353, ext. 228, jdwyer@torontohabitat.on.ca


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