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Jays Care Foundation uses baseball to teach life skills and create lasting social change for children and youth across Canada.

About Jays Care Foundation

Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, provides opportunities to kids across the country facing some of the most pronounced barriers, including:

  • Kids living in inner cities
  • Kids living with disabilities
  • Kids living in First Nation and northern communities
  • Girls without access to sport

Your generous donations helped us raise more than $30,000 in 2018! This year Jays Care will proudly level the playing field for over 65,000 #UnstoppableKids from coast to coast to coast.

Jays Care Programs
ROOKIE LEAGUE

ROOKIE LEAGUE Rookie League operates all across Canada and is tailored to the specific needs, goals and assets of each community where it is run. It is designed to be a best-in-class experience that enables parents, caregivers and Elders to feel confident that their children are safe, active, surrounded by well-trained and inspiring local role models while engaging in activities that are specifically designed to help them learn essential life skills.

FIELD OF DREAMS

FIELD OF DREAMSField Of Dreams is Jays Care’s granting program dedicated to infrastructure development that provides a forum for youth to develop life skills and become more physically active. The Field Of Dreams program provides funding to design, refurbish and build safe spaces for children and youth across Canada.

HOME RUN SCHOLARS

HOME RUN SCHOLARSHome Run Scholars is Jays Care’s after school program run in partnership with organizations across the country. The program is designed to use the after school hours to enhance physical health, emotional well-being and academic success for kids who reside in priority or undeserved neighbourhoods.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAMETake Me Out to the Ballgame helps remove barriers for kids so they can experience the magic of a Blue Jays game first hand. Jays Care offers ballpark experiences through the Jays Care Community Clubhouse presented by Sonnet, ticket reallocation from our generous fans and through our partnership with Kids Up Front.

CHALLENGER BASEBALL

CHALLENGER BASEBALLChallenger Baseball is an adaptive baseball program specifically designed to empower kids living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Through playing baseball, the program helps kids living with disabilities realize that they can and should participate in sport all while connecting players and families to a social network that is often lacking for children living with disabilities.

PLAY BALL!

PLAY BALL!Aligned with an initiative of Major League Baseball, Play Ball! is an equipment distribution and leader-training program designed to increase access to the tools required to lead great baseball programs for children and youth facing multiple barriers.

GIRLS AT BAT

GIRLS AT BATGirls At Bat is Jays Care’s girls-only baseball program, designed for and by girls and young women with the goal of making playing and coaching baseball fun and safe for those who typically don’t have the courage to get involved in team sports. By combining fun, challenging baseball skills with team-building exercises and healthy activities, Girls At Bat empowers girls with the confidence, self-esteem and leadership capacity they need to succeed on and off the field.

RBI

RBIRun in partnership with MLB, RBI is a school based program intended to provide children living in inner city communities the opportunity to participate in organized baseball. The program is implemented in partnership with schools in underserviced communities.

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