THE 2018 CURVE BALL GALA @ROGERS CENTRE – Mon., JUNE 18th, 2018
It was the 2018 edition of The Curve Ball Gala, and the Blue Jays with their dedicated fans took to the field at the Rogers Centre in support of the Jays Care Foundation.
On Monday, the entire TORONTO BLUE JAYS roster, along with those lucky fans and more than 1300 VIP guests and media, spent an evening on the field of Toronto’s landmark sports stadium in support of the Jays Care Foundation for The Curve Ball Gala.
Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell and Evanka Osmak hosted the gala, which proved to be a very successful night, having raised more than $1.5 million to help the Jays Care Foundation level the playing field for all Canadian children and youth. Since 2009, The Curve Ball Gala has raised nearly $7 million towards the Jays Care Foundation programming initiatives across Canada.
Those in attendance were:
Toronto Blue Jays 2018 Roster and Coaching Staff;
Melinda Rogers, Curve Ball Co-Chair and Board Chair, Jays Care Foundation;
Mark Shapiro, President and CEO, Toronto Blue Jays and Director, Jays Care Foundation;
Ross Atkins, Senior Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays;
Lloyd Moseby, who was just announced as an inductee to the Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame, and other Toronto Blue Jays alumni, such as Ed Sprague;
Joe Natale, CEO of Rogers; and
Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation.
About Jays Care Foundation
Baseball creates lasting social change for children and youth. That’s why kids get involved in the game. The Foundation helps build safe spaces in which they can play and work with like-minded organizations to design and lead comprehensive programs that reflect the needs of marginalized children and youth across Canada. Jays Care Foundation has been recognized with the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013) and the MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012).
We would like to thank BEN SIBLEY
SPECIALIST, DIGITAL MARKETING – JAYS CARE FOUNDATION for the invitation to this event.