In 2012 the Blue Jays will increase the number of coaches and alumni participating in the camps. While the schedules of the alumni are not confirmed, Duane Ward, Roberto Alomar, Lloyd Moseby, Jesse Barfield, Paul Quantrill, Homer Bush, Rance Mulliniks and Frank Catalanotto are some of the names that will be assisting the Baseball Canada instructors in coaching the children.
“Following on the success of last year’s inaugural Honda Super Camps, we are so very pleased to again be partnering with Baseball Canada to promote participation in the game of baseball across Canada. The partnership between the Blue Jays and Baseball Canada is truly unique – there really is no other similar partnership in professional sports providing this quality of instruction with this many Major League and national team quality instructors to kids across an entire country. Together we are going to continue to grow the game of baseball in this country.”
Stephen Brooks, Senior Vice-President, Business Operations, Toronto Blue Jays
The camps will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at a cost of $230 for kids aged 10-16. The Charlottetown, PEI camp is a one day camp and will have a price of $40. Registration will be available on www.bluejays.com/camps and is limited to the first 150 registrants. In addition, working with local Boys & Girls Clubs, the Toronto Blue Jays, through Jays Care Foundation, will donate registration fees for a select number of players in each of the camps to help remove any barriers to participation. Also assisting is the Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers of America Association (BBWAA) who will donate registration fees for a select number of children.
Each participant will receive a Blue Jays hat and t-shirt along with a 12-inch leather pro model Roberto Alomar Series baseball glove.
A complete listing of camp dates and details is below.
DATE LOCATION FACILITY
July 2-4 Edmonton Telus Field
July 5-7 Calgary Foothills Stadium
July 9-11 Kelowna Elks Stadium
July 12-14 Vancouver Nat Bailey Stadium
July 23-25 Montreal Ahuntsic Park
July 26-28 Ottawa Kinsmen Fields
July 30-Aug. 1 London Centrefield Sports
August 5-7 Halifax Mainland Commons Field
August 8 Charlottetown Memorial Field Complex
August 9-11 Moncton Kiwanis Park
August 13-15 St. John’s St. Pats Ballpark
August 20-22 Saskatoon Cairns Field
August 23-25 Winnipeg Shaw Park
August 29-31 Toronto Rogers Centre