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09/26/2012 2:38 PM EST

Jays Care & Team Up unveil Cabbagetown Youth Centre gymnasium

On Thursday, September 27th, JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, will join the MLSE Team Up Foundation, the charitable arm of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, in unveiling the newly renovated multi-sport gymnasium at Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC).  Jays Care Foundation and the MLSE Team Up Foundation each made financial commitments to CYC’s gymnasium revitalization project, an undertaking that will benefit more than 2,000 participants. After the grand opening of the gymnasium, 40 youth from local high schools will be led by Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors representatives in a baseball and basketball skill-development session. Jays Care will be donating baseballs gloves, and the MLSE Team Up Foundation will be providing basketballs to supplement the CYC’s sports equipment inventory.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012

               Event will start at 10:30 a.m.


WHAT: Official unveiling of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre multisport gymnasium

            Opening remarks and speeches

            Ribbon cutting ceremony, photo opportunity and media availability

            Baseball and basketball skill-development session for the youth


WHO: Danielle Bedasse, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation

            Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, Team Up Foundation

            Spiros Papathanasakis, Executive Director, CYC  

            Ace, Toronto Blue Jays mascot

            The Raptor, Toronto Raptors mascot

            40 youth from local high schools


WHERE: Cabbagetown Youth Centre 

                  2 Lancaster Avenue,               

                  Toronto, ON

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