Blue Jays Bring Life Skills and Reconciliation to the Ball Diamond

The Jays Care Foundation has helped thousands of kids across all walks of life, in every part of Canada.

By Justin Lethbridge Writer Photos Courtesy of Blue Jays For the past three years the Toronto Blue Jays Rookie League program has been working with communities across Canada to get kids active and give them life skills through the game of baseball. The program is run by the Jays Care Program and sees 40,000 kids take part throughout the year. While the communities they work with are varied, the program focuses on bringing the game to communities with Indigenous children, young girls, children with disabilities and children who live below the poverty line. “The Vision is to create a level playing field for all kids,” Executive Director of the Jays Care Foundation Robert Witchel told the Turtle Island News. “The program aims to give opportunities for kids to socialize, to…

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