Eight teams of 21 players will represent their regions of Canada and will play a minimum of four games at Rogers Centre with a tournament champion being crowned on Monday, September 19. All players were selected by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy with assistance from the Blue Jays Scouting Department, Baseball Canada, and the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.
The 19 tournament games will be umpired by members of the Baseball Canada High Performance Program for Canadian Umpires.
Tickets are now on sale with daily passes starting at $22, and tournament passes priced at $40. Children aged 14 and younger will qualify for a $12 youth ticket. Seating is general admission and tickets are available for purchase at bluejays.com/t12, or by visiting the Blue Jays Box Office at Rogers Centre located at Gate #9.
Jays Care Foundation will make a financial contribution of $100,000 to help remove barriers to participation for players travelling from outside Ontario. These funds will be used to help assist with player travel and accommodations for the tournament.
"With the amount of baseball talent coming out of this country, I am very honoured to help provide Canadian born players with this unique opportunity to show their skills to college recruiters and professional scouts."- Roberto Alomar, Baseball Hall of Famer.
Tournament 12 alumni include; Josh Naylor (Miami Marlins), Gareth Morgan (Seattle Mariners), Demi Orimoloye (Milwaukee Brewers), Mike Soroka (Atlanta Braves), Andrew Case (Blue Jays), Miles Gordon (Cincinnati Reds), Andrew Yerzy (Arizona Diamondbacks), Charles LeBlanc (Texas Rangers), Jordan Balazovic (Minnesota Twins) , Josh Burgmann, (University of Washington), Zach Pop (University of Kentucky), Ben Onyshko (Stetson University), Royce Ando (Michigan State University), Tristan Pompey (University of Kentucky), and Mitch Bigras (Boston College).