Helping Canada's children succeed through baseball
TORONTO, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Invesco today announced it has partnered with Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue JaysTM, who believe that when used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth in marginalized communities across Canada.
"We are proud to extend our partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays to include the team's philanthropic work," said Aysha Mawani, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Invesco Canada. "At Invesco, we believe the more you put into life, the more you get out of it. The mission of Jays Care Foundation helps bolster that belief among young Canadians who might not otherwise have access to sporting facilities."
Jays Care Foundation uses baseball to teach life skills and effect lasting social change for children and youth by creating a level playing field in marginalized communities across Canada. In 2017, Jays Care will invest over $6 million nationwide to positively impact the lives of 65,000 children and youth.
Jays Care runs seven signature programs designed to tackle some of the most dramatic opportunity gaps in Canada, including those facing children and youth in low-income housing and remote and northern First Nations, young women and those living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Using the power of the Blue Jays brand, Jays Care's programs seek to instill in children and youth the life skills inherent to baseball: teamwork, dedication, leadership and resiliency.
For more information about Jays Care Foundation, please visit jayscare.com.
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For further information: Aysha Mawani, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tel: 416.324.7712, firstname.lastname@example.org