The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation hosted its inaugural First Pitch Breakfast on Friday, May 6th at Oakridge Centre and received a gift from the Toronto Blue Jays and Jays Care Foundation.

With a full house on-hand to unveil the new Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation Baseball Equipment Packs which will help prepare local children in need for their first foray into organized baseball, the Jays Care Foundation stepped up and made an early morning statement by purchasing the first fifty (50) Packs.

A donation of $5,000.00 means that 50 children throughout the Lower Mainland will now be fully equipped to play baseball next summer thanks to the Jays Care Foundation.

The VCBF Baseball Equipment Pack comes with a new glove, new pair of baseball shoes, a fitted and certified baseball helmet as well as a bag for each child to tote their equipment around throughout the season.

“For Danielle Silverstein and the Jays Care Foundation to step up and make this kind of a statement to our community is really something to be proud of.

Our association with the Blue Jays is much more than just the players that we put on the field each summer as this donation shows we have a year round commitment from our parent club and the Jays Care Foundation,” states Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation Chairman Jeff Mooney.

The Canadians raised more than $15,000 on Friday towards helping local youth find their way onto neighbourhood baseball diamonds.

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation wishes to thank the Toronto Blue Jays and Jays Care Foundation for their generosity.

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