(506) 858-0949

jays-careThe Toronto Blue Jays, through Jays Care Foundation, are supporting Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) to establish safe, fun, active and engaging baseball programming for children, ages 5-13, living in under-resourced communities.

"As Canada's Major League team, we are proud to be able to make this commitment to children and youth from coast-to-coast. As Canadian children are spending less time engaging in physical activity, our partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada provides much needed access to organized sport for children and youth who may otherwise not have such opportunities." - Danielle Bedasse, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation

Blue Jays and BGCC to leave a legacy for amateur baseball

The Boys and Girls Club of Moncton operates Rookie League in the following season: Spring, Summer, and Fall

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy Rookie League

Sometimes kids just need a TEAM to play for. Jays Care Foundation, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, the Y, Toronto Community Housing (TCH), and Pathways to Education, offers this safe, fun, active and engaging baseball program for children, ages 5-18, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in recreational or organized sport.

In addition to providing youth employment opportunities and training coaches, Rookie League is a program that uses the game of baseball as a foundation to teach children the importance of team work, cooperation and self-esteem. Toronto Blue Jays players serve as Honourary Captains for each of the Rookie League division and all program sites are equipped with t-shirts, hats, basevall equipment and coaching support to facilitate programming. Last year, Rookie League reached over 6,300 children and youth across Canada.

In 2014, Rookie League is celebrating its 26th season, and will continue to break barriers to organized sport for more than 7,900 children and youth in over 140 communities from coast to coast.

Want more information - please contact:
Ashton Beardsworth
Director of Program Services
Phone: (506) 858-0949, ext. 202