Jays Care Foundation Brings Toronto Campers to Trent
Fostering Leadership and Teaching Teamwork through Sport
Building on a strong partnership with the Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, following the official opening of the new Trent Sports Fields, Trent University proudly hosted 60 campers aged 6-12 as part of the Jays Rookie League Selects camp – marking the first time ever that the camp has been hosted outside the GTA.
“Trent Athletics is very pleased to continue to extend our partnership with the Jays Care Foundation by hosting their first ever off-site Rookie League camp,” said Deborah Bright-Brundle, director of Athletics and Recreation at Trent. “Trent University is a proud host for these campers as they experience our wonderful campus and beautiful new baseball diamond and sports field.”
While at Trent, campers stayed in residence and took part in several activities, including baseball, canoeing, indoor rock climbing and more. The camp ran from August 23 to 24.
“The generous culture and spirit of the Trent team, coupled with the outstanding facilities and location, made Trent an ideal location for us to host our Rookie League Selects camp,” said Robert Witchel, executive director of the Jays Care Foundation. “The Rookie League Selects camp at Trent offered participants, many of whom are visiting a post-secondary campus for the first time, a unique, educational experience and we are hopeful that their visit to Trent will inspire them to achieve their post-secondary education goals. We are extremely grateful to our friends at Trent for their kindness towards, and support of, these great children.”
Jays Care Foundation, in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation, have run Rookie League for 28 seasons to help build strong communities by using baseball to teach life skills including teamwork, leadership and resiliency.