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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS INITIATIVES IN SUPPORT OF JAYS CARE

Young Professionals Network

Jays Care Foundation offers students, recent graduates and young leader's an opportunity to join the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

The primary objective of the YPN is connecting like-minded, philanthropic individuals, complimenting and supporting the Young Professionals Committee's initiatives and the advancement of Jays Care Foundation's mission to invest in kids in need from coast to coast by raising awareness and funds within the young professional community.

The YPN offers members various engagement opportunities annually, including invitations to attend speaker series networking events, Young Professionals night at the ballpark, YPC hosted events and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Become a network member by donating a minimum of $150 to Jays Care annually. Membership includes:

  • Tax receipt for donation
  • Welcome gift
  • Admission to Young Professionals Night during the 2015 Blue Jays season, includes admission and light ballpark fare
  • Invitation to exclusive executive speaker series networking events
  • Advance invitations and discounted ticket offers for YPC hosted events and initiatives
  • Jays Care Community Crew volunteer program membership to gain access to opportunities to participate in a variety of volunteer initiatives and events
  • Jays Care publications
  • Recognition in select Jays Care materials including annual report
Young Professionals Night
Paul Beeston

Young Professionals Committee

The Jays Care Foundation's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is a volunteer opportunity for Toronto's young professionals to utilize their leadership and management skills, creativity, passion, talent and social networks to engage in the Toronto Blue Jays community investment efforts to benefit Canada's children and youth. Currently, 20 young professionals sit on the Committee and manage the strategic direction and development.

ChangeUp Challenge Campaign

ChangeUp

This season, the YPC launched their Second Annual ChangeUp Challenge, a unique fundraising campaign that challenged individuals, groups and corporations to step up to the plate, contribute towards community change and solicit pledges from their networks. The success of the campaign concluded with the ChangeUp Celebration A Night at the Ballpark in a Rogers Centre luxury suite on September 12, 2014, as the Blue Jays took on the Rays. The YPC hosted over 250 young professionals who participated in the campaign to celebrate and enjoy a fun night, which included food and beverages, interactive activities and an opportunity to win great prizes!

We are excited to share the 2nd annual YPC ChangeUp Challenge was a tremendous success, raising over $150,000 in support of Jays Care! The funds raised through the ChangeUp are earmarked to fund the building of a Blue Jays Youth Zone in the Bridletowne Circle YMCA. This YMCA will be located in the priority neighbourhood of Steeles-L'Amoreaux, where more than 50% of residents are physically inactive and access to safe community space is crucial.

Thank you to our sponsors, fellow young professionals and friends who supported!

Chariot Champs
Young Professionals