2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

Thanks to your support, Jays Care Foundation reached our goal of impacting over 45,000 children and youth across Canada this year – enough to fill every seat in Rogers Centre. Here are some of the biggest Jays Care moments in 2022!


Jays Care sets goal of bringing play-based programming to 45,000 kids across the country – enough to fill every seat in Rogers Centre.

April 17

Season Opening 50/50 Jackpot presented by theScore Bet finishes with a grand prize of $1,005,040.

April 22

During Turn the Page presented by TD at Rogers Centre, over 100,000 books were donated to over 450 educators across the GTA.

April 22

Our 2022 Field Of Dreams grant recipients are announced. Over $1.2 million in funding provided to building or refurbishing 16 community diamonds across Canada!

April 29

Community members celebrate the opening of Joseph Nyman Field Of Dreams. This diamond is accessible to athletes and children of all abilities and is the first of its kind in the city of Brampton.

May 10-12

More than 1,000 students from 37 different schools took part in Jays Care’s Affiliate School Jamboree at Rogers Centre. The students were celebrated like big leaguers and took part in fun baseball drills and activations on the field.

May 19

Jays Care hosts the Annual Curve Ball Gala at Rogers Centre. Donors and Blue Jays players help raise over $1.5 million to support play-based programming across Canada.

May 26

The Jays Care Cross Country Celebration presented by Enterprise and WestJet begins in British Columbia. Over the summer, the Jays Care team will travel to 113 communities across Canada bringing fun baseball activities, dynamic programming and even a personalized home run jacket!

May 30

Athletes and families celebrate the opening of Bloordale’s Field Of Dreams project at Millwood Park in Etobicoke. With extended fence lines and upgraded dugouts, this refurbished diamond will have improved safety for players and spectators.

June 15

RBI program holds final tournament in New Brunswick. Nearly 200 kids from the program participated in a full day of games to celebrate another incredible season.

June 17

Bedeque Minor Baseball and the Jays Care team celebrate the opening of a Field Of Dreams project in Bedeque, PEI. This state-of-the-art facility, which was made possible by TD, will be a safe space for all children in the Bedeque area to connect, have fun, and enjoy the game of baseball with their community.

July 12-15

Jays Care hosts its annual Garage Sale at Rogers Centre. Over 4 home games, Blue Jays fans had the opportunity to purchase exclusive Merchandise and memorabilia and raised more than $290,000 in support of Jays Care.

July 13

Roy Halladay Field is officially opened in Scarborough, ON. This field is Toronto’s first accessible baseball diamond, named in honour of Blue Jays legend Roy Halladay. Hundreds gather alongside the Halladay family and Mayor John Tory to celebrate this meaningful day.

July 25

Jays Care hosts its annual Golf Classic. Together, donors and Blue Jays alumni raise more than $1.1 million supporting Jays Care programming.

August 12

Gander Minor Baseball celebrates the opening of Art Walker Field Of Dreams in Gander, Newfoundland. Upgrades included a new pitching mound, grass infield and refurbished dugouts to be enjoyed by local youth in the Gander community.

August 16

Jays Care hosts the Challenger Baseball National Jamboree at Rogers Centre. Over 250 Challenger Baseball athletes and their families from coast-to-coast-to-coast took part in a day of fun filled baseball activities on the field.

August 30

First ever Girls At Bat Jamboree hosted at Rogers Centre. Over 150 girls capped off an incredible summer of baseball by taking part in different games, drills and even a 7th inning stretch on the field!

August 31

Jays Care holds the Annual Sportsnet Broadcast Auction presented by TD. Exclusive prizes and packages are auctioned off during a live Sportsnet Broadcast, which raised more than $350,000 in support of Jays Care programming.

September 10

Hundreds of community members gather to celebrate the opening of the new ‘Field Of Ability’ in Quinte, Ontario. This barrier free accessible diamond will welcome athletes of all abilities and will be enjoyed by Quinte Challenger Baseball.

September 30

Jays Care and the Toronto Blue Jays honour National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Jays Care donates $150,000 to Indigenous-led organizations, while residential school survivor Dolores Naponse throws out the first pitch at the game. Phyllis Websted, a residential school survivor and the found of Orange Shirt Society, sits down with the Blue Jays to tell her story.

October 2

Jays Care’s 50/50 program presented by theScore Bet sets an MLB and Ontario sports record, with the highest jackpot total ever awarded at more than $3.8 million!

October 7-10

The Jays Care team delivered winter hampers filled with warm jackets, hats, gloves and toys to more than 750 families and 99 schools across Canada.

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

Thanks to your support, Jays Care Foundation reached our goal of impacting over 45,000 children and youth across Canada this year – enough to fill every seat in Rogers Centre. Here are some of the biggest Jays Care moments in 2022!


Jays Care sets goal of bringing play-based programming to 45,000 kids across the country – enough to fill every seat in Rogers Centre.

April 17

Season Opening 50/50 Jackpot presented by theScore Bet finishes with a grand prize of $1,005,040.

April 22

During Turn the Page presented by TD at Rogers Centre, over 100,000 books were donated to over 450 educators across the GTA.

April 22

Our 2022 Field Of Dreams grant recipients are announced. Over $1.2 million in funding provided to building or refurbishing 16 community diamonds across Canada!

April 29

Community members celebrate the opening of Joseph Nyman Field Of Dreams. This diamond is accessible to athletes and children of all abilities and is the first of its kind in the city of Brampton.

May 10-12

More than 1,000 students from 37 different schools took part in Jays Care’s Affiliate School Jamboree at Rogers Centre. The students were celebrated like big leaguers and took part in fun baseball drills and activations on the field.

May 19

Jays Care hosts the Annual Curve Ball Gala at Rogers Centre. Donors and Blue Jays players help raise over $1.5 million to support play-based programming across Canada.

May 26

The Jays Care Cross Country Celebration presented by Enterprise and WestJet begins in British Columbia. Over the summer, the Jays Care team will travel to 113 communities across Canada bringing fun baseball activities, dynamic programming and even a personalized home run jacket!

May 30

Athletes and families celebrate the opening of Bloordale’s Field Of Dreams project at Millwood Park in Etobicoke. With extended fence lines and upgraded dugouts, this refurbished diamond will have improved safety for players and spectators.

June 15

RBI program holds final tournament in New Brunswick. Nearly 200 kids from the program participated in a full day of games to celebrate another incredible season.

June 17

Bedeque Minor Baseball and the Jays Care team celebrate the opening of a Field Of Dreams project in Bedeque, PEI. This state-of-the-art facility, which was made possible by TD, will be a safe space for all children in the Bedeque area to connect, have fun, and enjoy the game of baseball with their community.

July 12-15

Jays Care hosts its annual Garage Sale at Rogers Centre. Over 4 home games, Blue Jays fans had the opportunity to purchase exclusive Merchandise and memorabilia and raised more than $290,000 in support of Jays Care.

July 13

Roy Halladay Field is officially opened in Scarborough, ON. This field is Toronto’s first accessible baseball diamond, named in honour of Blue Jays legend Roy Halladay. Hundreds gather alongside the Halladay family and Mayor John Tory to celebrate this meaningful day.

July 25

Jays Care hosts its annual Golf Classic. Together, donors and Blue Jays alumni raise more than $1.1 million supporting Jays Care programming.

August 12

Gander Minor Baseball celebrates the opening of Art Walker Field Of Dreams in Gander, Newfoundland. Upgrades included a new pitching mound, grass infield and refurbished dugouts to be enjoyed by local youth in the Gander community.

August 16

Jays Care hosts the Challenger Baseball National Jamboree at Rogers Centre. Over 250 Challenger Baseball athletes and their families from coast-to-coast-to-coast took part in a day of fun filled baseball activities on the field.

August 30

First ever Girls At Bat Jamboree hosted at Rogers Centre. Over 150 girls capped off an incredible summer of baseball by taking part in different games, drills and even a 7th inning stretch on the field!

August 31

Jays Care holds the Annual Sportsnet Broadcast Auction presented by TD. Exclusive prizes and packages are auctioned off during a live Sportsnet Broadcast, which raised more than $350,000 in support of Jays Care programming.

September 10

Hundreds of community members gather to celebrate the opening of the new ‘Field Of Ability’ in Quinte, Ontario. This barrier free accessible diamond will welcome athletes of all abilities and will be enjoyed by Quinte Challenger Baseball.

September 30

Jays Care and the Toronto Blue Jays honour National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Jays Care donates $150,000 to Indigenous-led organizations, while residential school survivor Dolores Naponse throws out the first pitch at the game. Phyllis Websted, a residential school survivor and the found of Orange Shirt Society, sits down with the Blue Jays to tell her story.

October 2

Jays Care’s 50/50 program presented by theScore Bet sets an MLB and Ontario sports record, with the highest jackpot total ever awarded at more than $3.8 million!

October 7-10

The Jays Care team delivered winter hampers filled with warm jackets, hats, gloves and toys to more than 750 families and 99 schools across Canada.