WITH 106 PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN THE OUTDOOR EVENT AT CHRISTIE PITS, THE JAYS BASEBALL CLINIC WAS A WIN WIN AFFAIR FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED
Beneath a canopy of cloudy skies today at Christie Pits, Toronto Playgrounds Baseball hosted its first ever Toronto Blue Jays Instructional Clinic.
With 106 players in attendance, and a huge contingent of parents observing the proceedings at Christie Pits Diamonds 2 and 3, the four hour clinic proceeded with unbridled aplomb as players rotated through several drill stations, shepherded by skilled Jays instructors, that dealt with fundamental baseball skills such as: hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching and baserunning.
During the course of the event, players and parents also had an opportunity to chow down on some delicious hot dogs and veggie dogs served up from our new stainless steel barbecue by our Dressed to Grill TP Baseball Committee Member Carolyn Murphy.
In addition, Mother Nature even cooperated by holding back the rain that threatened to postpone the outdoor clinic.
The verdict: the Blue Jays Instructional Clinic was a Grand Slam success!
The Blue Jays are keenly aware of the need for local associations (like Toronto Playgrounds House League and Select Baseball) to raise funds to offset some of the rising costs they are experiencing to run their baseball programs. With TP Baseball receiving $20 per registration for hosting the instructional clinic, the Blue Jays wrote out a cheque for $2120 to our organization at the end of the day.
Not only are the Instructional Clinics an excellent fundraising opportunity for TP Baseball, these clinics will also compliment our player development program. It was a win win event for everyone involved.
The Committee wishes to thank all the participants who took part in the clinic. We would also like to thank Jon Cram and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club for allowing us to host this stellar event.