Derby to support Jays Care Foundation's $150,000 commitment to Hastings Community Little League
VANCOUVER, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 26th, six teams will step up to the plate at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, BC for the Roberto Alomar & Friends Charity Home Run Derby in support of JAYS CARE FOUNDATION. TORONTO BLUE JAYS alumni including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Cecil Fielder, Devon White, Candy Maldonado, Lloyd Moseby and Homer Bush will be in attendance to give participants batting advice and cheer them on.
Collectively, the teams have raised close to $75,000. These funds will support Jays Care's $150,000 commitment to rebuilding two Hastings Community Little League (HCLL) baseball diamonds, including: backstop replacement, diamond reconfiguration, soil and sod replacement, and drainage and sprinkler installation. This renovation will expand HCLL's programming by 72 players, create additional field times and increase the size of the diamond. HCLL serves economically-challenged families in East Vancouver and North Burnaby.
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
- Derby begins at 10:30 a.m. PT
- Roberto Alomar & Friends Charity Home Run Derby in support of Jays Care
- Open batting practice for participants, elimination rounds, championship round and trophy presentation
- Photo opportunity and media availability with Toronto Blue Jays alumni
- Roberto Alomar, Cecil Fielder, Devon White, Candy Maldonado, Lloyd Moseby and Homer Bush, Toronto Blue Jays alumni
- Rob Drynan, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation
- Nat Bailey Stadium
- 4601 Ontario St.
- Vancouver, BC
About Jays Care Foundation
The Toronto Blue Jays, 2012 recipient of the MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence, believe every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Blue Jays, sets kids on a lifelong track to success by investing in charitable, community and baseball programs and facilities that focus on helping kids in need get active, excel academically and lead healthy lives. To date, Jays Care has invested more than $7.5 million in Canada's children and communities.
For more information, visit www.bluejays.com/jayscare, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, 'like' Jays Care on Facebook, or call 416-341-1456.
SOURCE: Toronto Blue Jays
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Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department