The Curve Ball - Blue Jays, Jays Care supporters to take the field for charity

On Monday, April 20, the TORONTO BLUE JAYS will take the field at Rogers Centre in support of Jays Care Foundation for The Curve Ball, presented by Samsung, Cisco, Ericsson and Rogers.  More than 1,000 VIP guests will make their way to Rogers Centre for a unique, opening week gala hosted by Sportsnet's Jamie Campbell and Evanka Osmak. Guests will be entertained by musical performances from Shugga, while mingling with Blue Jays players during the Grand Slam Cocktail reception on the diamond and gourmet dinner served in the outfield. Guests will have the chance to win the grand prize 2016 Acura ILX Premium sedan in the Acura Home Run Draw. The Curve Ball will raise over $1 million to support children across Canada through Jays Care programming.

WHEN:
Monday, April 20, 2015
Gates open at 5:45 p.m. (Ticketed Event)       
Media check-in upon arrival

WHAT:                
The Curve Ball, presented by Samsung, Cisco, Ericsson and Rogers 

Mix & Mingle with 2015 Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and alumni

Cocktail reception and gourmet dinner

Live and silent auctions and raffle

Live performance by Shugga

WHO:
2015 Toronto Blue Jays players and coaches, and special alumni guests, including Hall-of-Famer Roberto Alomar
Paul Beeston, President and CEO, Toronto Blue Jays and Director, Jays Care Foundation

Alex Anthopoulos, Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays

John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation

Keith Pelley, President, Media Business Unit, Rogers Communications and Director, Jays Care Foundation

Melinda Rogers, Curve Ball Co-Chair and Director, Jays Care Foundation

Jamie Haggarty, Curve Ball Co-Chair and Director, Jays Care Foundatio

WHERE:              
Rogers Centre
Enter via Gate 9                                                            

The Curve Ball is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors: Samsung, Cisco, Ericsson, Rogers Communications Inc., Acura, Davies, Hitron, IBM, SAS, Sportsnet, TD, Alpha Technologies, Aramark, Facebook, FlexITy Solutions, HP, Huawei, LG, Microsoft, New Era, Private Air, Qualcomm, Roadmap Capital, Sun Life Financial, Turnkey Events, Urbacon, WestJet and ZTE.

About Jays Care Foundation
At Jays Care, we believe that every child deserves an equal chance to reach their potential. As the charitable arm of Canada's only major league baseball team, we invest in Canadian children from coast to coast. Jays Care Foundation has been awarded the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013) and the MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012).

For more information, visit www.bluejays.com/jayscare, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, 'like' Jays Care on Facebook, or call (416) 341-1456.