The Toronto Blue Jays, through the Jays Care Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada have partnered on a number of nationwide initiatives that aim to remove barriers to sport for children and youth across Canada. To date, Jays Care Foundation has invested over $1 million in community investments (capital space, equipment, supplies and funding) in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
The partnership of Jays Care Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada combines the vast reach of the Toronto Blue Jays with the grassroots functionality of individual Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada. Together, the partnership ensures that Canadian children and youth are given every possible opportunity to grow, thrive in their environments and become physically active.
“As Canada’s Major League team, we are proud to be able to make this commitment to children and youth from coast-to-coast. As Canadian children are spending less time engaging in physical activity, our partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada provides much needed access to organized sport for children and youth who may otherwise not have such opportunities.”
– Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation