JAYS CARE FOUNDATION Rookie League wrap-up event

    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - On THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to
noon the JAYS CARE FOUNDATION (JCF) concludes another successful season of
ROOKIE LEAGUE BASEBALL as 400+ participants take to the field at ROGERS CENTRE
for one last clinic and championship game.
    In partnership with TORONTO COMMUNITY HOUSING (TCH), JCF offers the
eight-week baseball program to children and youth living in TCH
neighbourhoods. The 400+ participants learn about healthy life-skills and
teamwork while being involved in physical activity through baseball. For some,
this is their first introduction to the sport.
    Through the support of HONOURARY COMMISSIONER VERNON WELLS, each Rookie
League participant receives a new glove, t-shirt and lunch throughout the
camp, as well as much needed back-to-school supplies.
    In addition to being able to play where the Jays play, several Rookie
League participants will be attending Thursday night's Jays vs. Yankees game,
tossing out the first pitch and leading the crowd in the 7th Inning Stretch.

    WHAT:   Honorary Commissioner Vernon Wells and fellow team mates and
            coaches close out the annual Rookie League Program
            Interview and photo opportunities available.

    WHERE:  Rogers Centre ~ Gate 9
            Activities taking place on field

    WHEN:   Thursday, August 21, 2008
            Select players, representatives and participants available to
            media from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
            (Note: Media must sign in at Gate 9 showing MLB season or media
            outlet staff credential. Anyone not possessing a valid credential
            can contact the Blue Jays Communication Office at 416-341-1302/03
            to request an event-specific credential)

    The JAYS CARE FOUNDATION is working to ensure that children in need have
the opportunity to make positive choices in life by providing programs that
support physical activity, education, and life-skill development.

For further information:

For further information: Media interested in attending the event must
contact Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department at (416) 341-1302/03 to
request credential and receive specific event guidelines

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