Toronto Community Housing’s Rookie League summer baseball program for 1,000 Toronto kids wraps up

Toronto Community Housing’s Rookie League summer baseball program for 1,000 Toronto kids wraps up

August 16, 2018

TCHC thanks Jays Care Foundation and 100 TCHC junior coaches


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TORONTO, August 16, 2018—Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), in partnership with the Jays Care Foundation, once again wrapped up a summer of fun and sports through its Rookie League baseball day-camp program for more than 1,000 Toronto youth aged 6-12.

The closing awards event took place at High Park today. The Rookie League program is a summer day-camp helping to build strong communities by teaching kids the value of teamwork, leadership and fair play.  The Rookie League program, which is supported by the Jays Care Foundation, offers free summer camps in July and August as well as homework clubs in the fall.

Angela Cooke, Toronto Community Housing's Vice President of Tenant and Community Services, said: "This is the 30th season for Rookie League, and every summer it's an amazing program focused on baseball, teamwork, and fun, that Jays Care and our other partners help put together."

This summer, TCHC hired and trained 100 young people to be coaches and mentors to the Rookie League kids. For many of these coaches, this represents an exciting first summer job, one which includes a chance to learn leadership skills, have fun outdoors, and earn an income.

 

About Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider. We are owned by the City of Toronto and provide homes for nearly 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in more than 100 of the city's neighborhoods. Our 2,100 buildings represent a $10-billion public asset. 

 

For further information: TCHC media line 416-737-1352, or media@torontohousing.ca.