Blue Jays Race For Rookies Scavenger Hunt Helps Kids Play Ball

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The Toronto Blue Jays are the hottest team in Major League Baseball right now and they might also be hosting the hottest scavenger hunt for a good cause, the Race For Rookies happening on the morning of Aug. 30.

Proceeds from the event will go towards' the Jays Care Foundation's Rookie League, a program Jays Care does in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, the Y, Pathways to Education Canada and Toronto Community Housing that uses the game of baseball as a foundation to teach children the importance of team work, cooperation and self-esteem.

Starting at the Rogers Centre, the Race For Rookies will send teams of four to seek out nine distinct "active, intellectual and social" challenges across downtown Toronto. Each racer will receive a single ticket to that afternoon's Jays game versus the Detroit Tigers, an event t-shirt and a Blue Jays swag bag as well as the opportunity to win prizes like a Blue Jays road trip package, an hour of batting practice in the Blue Jays hitting tunnel or a party suite at the Rogers Centre for a Jays game.

Cost to join the scavenger hunt is $25 per person. Additionally, each team is expected to fundraise at least $800 in order to participate.

The charitable arm of the Blue Jays baseball club, Jays Care has been active since 1992, the year the team won their first World Series championship. Some of the initiatives Jays Care pursue include Home Run Scholars, a $1 million partnership with Pathways To Education to support students from under-resourced communities, and the Jays Care Community Clubhouse, a kid-friendly luxury suite at the Rogers Centre that hosts a number of charitable and community groups.

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