On July 14, Jays Care Community Crew members from Rogers National Retail Sales gathered at Scarborough Village Park in the east end of Toronto to complete the seventh of 14 Baseball Diamond Makeovers slated for the 2014 Blue Jays season.
"What was most appealing about this opportunity was that it was tied to the Blue Jays," said Michele Balliram, business administrator for Rogers National Retail Sales. "This was a really intriguing opportunity because we get to give back to the community and to the youth. We know that when our work here is done, the kids are going to have a better diamond to play baseball on. It will be a very rewarding feeling."
Jays Care Community Crew members spent the day edging the infield, repainting dugout benches, weeding the field and tamping the pitcher's mound on three diamonds.
"We don't always get a chance to get away from our cubicles and from our offices and interact as a team," said Jays Care Community Crew member Chris Durrant. "This is something we have been looking forward to for a while. Clearing weeds, tamping the mound -- it's all hard work, but it's been a lot of fun. We won't get to see the best part, which is the reaction of the kids when they see the completed diamond, but knowing that we made a difference is more than enough."
Click HERE to visit the photo gallery from Rogers National Retail Sales' day with the Jays Care Community Crew at Scarborough Village Park.
Matt Warner is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.