Profile: Blue Jays 501 Adelaide (Nelson Mandela P.S)

Jays Care Rookie League is a free 7 week summer camp program for children ages 6 – 12 years old where life skills such as team work, determination, and leadership on and off the baseball field.  Jays Care works with partner organizations across the country to develop Rookie League programs that train local youth & adult staff to facilitate and measure the impact of high quality programs for children in their communities. The program is designed to use the power of baseball and the appeal of the Toronto Blue Jays to foster lasting social change and create leaders beyond the ballpark.

In Rookie League, children improve in many things such as: important life skills, self esteem and self-awareness, relationship with peers, connections to positive role models, and a better likelihood to living a physically active life. They are supported in a way that will greatly foster their growth by the hard working staff that serve as mentors and leading figures in their lives. Whether it is working together in numerous group games, or helping each other improve their baseball skills.

At Jays Care their principle is that every child is unstoppable no matter what their socioeconomic background is. This means creating a program like Rookie League that removes barriers from sport and to recreation opportunities which level the playing field for all. This includes gender, physical, and mental equity for all children and youth, ensuring the best program possible.

This program’s influence across several communities across Canada is not to be understated. Jays Care proudly impacts over 65,000 kids annually through their programs designed to give kids all across Canada the life skills and confidence they need to become truly #UnstoppableKids.

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Jays Care Rookie League


501 Adelaide Street

Toronto Ontario

M5A 4L6

Dates and Times (2019):

July 2nd – August 15th

9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M (Mon to Fri)


6-12 years old

Contact Information:

Tasha Reece


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  1. Thank you to one and all for making a difference in the lives of the children of Toronto!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Gratitude, Patience, Gentleness and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it to the full.” ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

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