All funds raised from the Derby are committed to flood-relief efforts in Siksika Nation and High River, AB
CALGARY, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - On Thursday, August 1, 57 participants will step up to the plate at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks, AB for the Roberto Alomar & Friends Charity Home Run Derby presented by Allstate Insurance. The Toronto Blue Jays, through Jays Care Foundation, have committed to donating all of the proceeds from the event to Siksika Nation and High River, two areas most affected by the recent flooding in Alberta.
Participants will have the opportunity to show off their batting skills and face Toronto Blue Jays alumni celebrity pitchers, including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Cecil Fielder, Jesse Barfield, Lloyd Moseby, Duane Ward, Denis Boucher and Otto Valez. They will receive a Blue Jays jacket, and food and beverage throughout the day. In addition, the top fundraiser will win a trip for two to Toronto during the 2013 Blue Jays season.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Event will start at 1 p.m. MT
Roberto Alomar & Friends Charity Home Run Derby Presented by Allstate Insurance
Opening remarks from Roberto Alomar
Elimination rounds and trophy presentation
Photo opportunity and media availability with Toronto Blue Jays alumni
Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Cecil Fielder, Jesse Barfield, Lloyd Moseby, Duane Ward,
Denis Boucher and Otto Valez, Toronto Blue Jays Alumni
Rob Drynan, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation
2111 N Railway St.
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.
SOURCE: Toronto Blue Jays
For further information:
Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department