Everyone belongs in baseball

    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 13, 2009, the screams and cheers
of baseball fans get started early as the Halton Catholic District School
Board teams up with the Toronto Blue Jays to host a baseball skills tournament
at Rogers Centre for approximately 140 elementary Special Education students
from across Halton region.
    In the spirit of inclusion, tolerance and goodwill, participants and
their peer mentors will be able to play an adapted baseball game, feel the
crack of the bat at the hitting station and experience the thrill of throwing
out base runners at the throwing station.
    "Thanks once again to the support of the Toronto Blue Jays, we are
pleased to be able to provide our students with a unique opportunity to play
baseball at Rogers Centre," says Patrick Mayne, HCDSB organizer.
    Participants, some of whom have never been to the home of the two-time
World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays, will have the chance to meet Blue
Jays mascot ACE in addition to other special guests.

    WHAT:   Everyone Belongs Baseball Skills Tournament
            Interview and photo opportunities available.

    WHERE:  Rogers Centre - field level

    WHEN:   Wednesday, May 13, 2009
            Participants and HCDSB/Blue Jays spokesperson available from
            9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
            (Note: Media must sign in at main reception - Gate 9 - showing
            official media outlet credential or pre-authorized Rogers Centre

For further information:

For further information: and credential requests please contact: Toronto
Blue Jays Communication Office, (416) 341-1302/1303

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