On Friday, July 24, the Corner Brook Baseball Association will officially unveil a Field of Dreams at Little Jubilee Field, made possible in part by a $71,000 investment from Jays Care Foundation.
To date, Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, has invested more than $5 million across Canada towards funding construction and/or refurbishment of 54 spaces, including 27 baseball diamonds. The $71,000 invested in the Corner Brook Baseball Association was allocated for the rejuvenation of Little Jubilee Field.
"Jays Care is proud to invest in the development of baseball across the province of Newfoundland & Labrador," said Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation. "In the past two days, we have celebrated investments of over $220,000 towards baseball associations on 'The Rock.' Our investment of $71,000 towards the Corner Brook Baseball Association will ensure Little Jubilee Field is able to accommodate the 250 youth within Corner Brook, 125 of whom use the field on a daily basis. It is our hope that this field of dreams will provide them with the opportunity to learn the valuable life lessons taught through sport."
"The Corner Brook Baseball Association is one of countless organizations that have benefitted from the work of Jays Care," said Frank Humber, Director, Corner Brook Baseball Association. "Ultimately, it's the 250 minor baseball players who reap the benefits and we are pleased to partner with such a great organization."
This announcement will coincide with a Blue Jays Baseball Academy Honda Super Camp taking place at Jubilee Field on July 24-25. Honda Super Camps offer players ages 9-16 the ultimate Major League experience and the opportunity to learn skills and techniques from former Major League All-Stars; registration is open to both male and female players. To register for the Honda Super Camp, visit: bluejays.com\baseballacademy.