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Ex-Jays return to Kelowna for summer camp

For the second summer in a row, several former members of the Toronto Blue Jays will visit the Okanagan to share their expertise with young players.

The Blue Jays Honda Super Camps for Kids will be held Aug. 22 to 24 at Elks Stadium.

Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, Lloyd Moseby, Jesse Barfield, Kelowna native Paul Spoljaric and 1993 World Series Champion Duane Ward are scheduled to be in Kelowna for the three-day camp.

The camp is open to children of all abilities, aged 9 to 16.

A number of the West Coast League's Kelowna Falcons will also be on hand to assist with instruction.

“We are excited and honoured to be working again with the Blue Jays,” said Falcons GM Mark Nonis. “This is a wonderful opportunity for baseball fans of all ages to see some of the best players ever to play for Canada’s team.  And for the kids participating in the camp, it’s an unbelievable opportunity to learn.”

Baseball Canada director general Jim Baba on the camp:

“The continued commitment from the Blue Jays has truly enhanced the experience we can give these kids," said Baba. "With the efforts of the Blue Jays alumni and our own quality instructors, we are able to provide a true experience during these camps. To see the Blue Jays’ effort with these camps and the impact it is making across the country is truly rewarding.”

To register for the Blue Jays Honda Super Camp follow this link: http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/baseball_academy/honda_super_camps_en.jsp.

Blue Jays Honda Super Camps are taking place in 16 locations across Canada and the cost is $230 per child. To view all dates of the Honda Super Camp visit www.bluejays.com

 

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