The Curve Ball

Fans, Blue Jays past and present to take the field in support of Jays Care on Monday, April 11

On Monday, April 11, the entire TORONTO BLUE JAYS roster will take the field at Rogers Centre in support of Jays Care Foundation for The Curve Ball Gala, presented by Samsung, Cisco, Ericsson, Rogers and Huawei. More than 1,400 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 have the opportunity to experience the new field at Rogers Centre before 28 Major League teams and will draw for the grand prize 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring in the Honda Home Run Draw. The Curve Ball is expected to raise over $1.2 million to support children across Canada through Jays Care programming.

WHEN:                 Monday, April 11, 2016

Gates open at 5:45 p.m. (Ticketed Event)

Media check-in upon arrival

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

Mix & Mingle with 2016 Toronto Blue Jays players, coaches and alumni
                            Cocktail reception and gourmet dinner
                            40th Anniversary Blue Jays museum
                            Silent auction and raffle
WHO:                      Melinda Rogers, Curve Ball Co-Chair and Board Chair, Jays Care Foundation
Guy Laurence, President and CEO, Rogers Communications Inc.2016 Mark Shapiro, President and CEO, Toronto Blue Jays and Director, Jays Care Foundation
Ross Atkins, Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays players and coaches, and special alumni guests, including Duane Ward & Devon White

Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation

WHERE:               Rogers Centre

The Curve Ball is made possible by the support of our generous sponsors: Ericsson Canada Inc., Cisco Systems Limited, Samsung, Huawei Technologies Canada, Hitron, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, HPE Canada Co., LG Canada, Facebook, Urbacon, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., SunLife Financial, Aramark, Fasken Martineau, ZTE Canada Inc., Casa Systems, Inc.,

GFL (Green for Life), Scotiabank, LinkedIn, Citibank, Private Air, WestJet, New Era, Honda,

Sportsnet, and TD.

About Jays Care Foundation

Used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth. That's why we help kids get involved in the game, build safe spaces in which they can play and support organizations dedicated to improving the lives of all Canadian kids.

Jays Care Foundation has been recognized with 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, follow @JaysCare on Twitter, 'like' Jays Care on Facebook, or call (416) 341-1456.