TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The ultimate baseball experience begins on Sunday, August 5 for approximately 100 participants at Mainland Commons Field in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kids aged 10-16 will be learning their skills and techniques from former Toronto Blue Jays alumni and former Major League players such as Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Sr., Jesse Barfield, Denis Boucher, Jose Cruz Jr., Jason Dickson & Duane Ward. The clinic will run from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and each participant will receive a Blue Jays hat, t-shirt, instructional manual; photo card, along with a leather pro model Roberto Alomar Series baseball glove.
In conjunction with Honda, Baseball Canada and Little League Canada, the Blue Jays will be conducting 14 Honda Super Camps this summer across 10 provinces in July and August as they continue their commitment to amateur baseball. At each Super Camp, the Toronto Blue Jays through Jays Care Foundation, are providing five scholarships for entry fees to help remove financial barriers to participation for children who would not otherwise have the chance to play. In addition, through a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, Jays Care Foundation had made a grant and a donation of equipment available to start a baseball skills development program with the local BGC in each city. For more information about the Blue Jays support of Amateur Baseball in Canada, please visit www.bluejays.com/baseballacademy.
|Who:||Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Sr., Jesse Barfield, Denis Boucher, Jose Cruz Jr., Jason Dickson & Duane Ward|
|What:||Photo/interview opportunity with the alumni and the participants|
|When:||Sunday, August 5, 2012|
|9:00 am - 1:00 pm - duration of clinic|
|12:00 p.m. - media are invited to watch the last hour of the camp|
|1:00 p.m. - interview availability|
|Where:||Mainland Commons Field|
|Lacewood Dr. & Thomas Raddall Dr.|
|How:|| Media are required to check in at the stadium
SOURCE: Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
For further information:
Toronto Blue Jays Communications Department at (416) 341-1302/03