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Enhancing opportunities for municipalities to offer award-winning baseball for development programs

We are thrilled to announce that CPRA has entered into a new partnership with Jays Care Foundation to expand the reach of their Community Partners program. To achieve this goal, we are collaborating with experts in the field of sports and inclusion to reach more children and youth with Jays Care current programs, specifically for the municipal setting.

This project will focus on two of Jays Care Foundation’s award-winning programs, Girls At Bat and Challenger Baseball. To make this possible, CPRA is working with sport and inclusion experts to enhance current Jays Care programs for the municipal setting. Our goal is to help make these programs sustainable in communities of all sizes.

Challenger Baseball is an adaptive program designed to empower children, youth, and adults living with physical and/or cognitive disabilities by teaching them core life skills inherent to baseball.

Girls At Bat is a program designed to reduce the barriers anyone identifying as a girl may face when accessing sport, while focusing on increased social connection, courage, leadership and love of sport.

Through this project, local governments can apply to be a Community Partner offering one or both of these great programs. Successful applicants will receive free training for staff/coaches, free equipment, and a coach kit. Subsidies will be provided to help reduce barriers to participation. Pilots will run through August 2024. Any pilot community will also be required to participate in a follow-up evaluation.

Stay tuned for more information on how to be involved.