06/26/2009 3:05 PM ET
Blue Jays players to provide Toronto-area children with an unforgettable day at the ballpark
TORONTO -- Prior to tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Toronto, Blue Jays players Shawn Camp, Aaron Hill, John McDonald, Alex Rios, Marco Scutaro, and Vernon Wells will provide everlasting memories to a group of children from the Make a Wish Foundation as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program rolls into Ontario.
Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, the children will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Buses for Baseball” will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.
This season, “Buses for Baseball,” a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.
The Players Trust enjoys support from the Toronto Blue Jays organization and First Student Transportation in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.