The first Hall Of Fame member inducted as a Toronto Blue Jays player, a 12-time straight All-Star, ten Gold Glove Awards, four Silver Slugger Awards and he’s soon coming to Ottawa. Roberto “Robbie” Alomar will be making a stop at the 2015 Canadian Little League Championship this summer for the Champions’ Dinner on August 13th for Blue Jays Day.
Alomar, now a Special Advisor to the Blue Jays after spending 16 years in the MLB, will begin his visit by throwing the first pitch at the noon game on the 13th. There will be a press conference just after the pitch on the Presentation Patio, next to the main diamond. He will then be a guest speaker at the dinner and have a meet and great with all participating teams.
This will cap off Blue Jays Day, where East Nepean Little League and the Championship Committee will celebrate and honour the Toronto Blue Jays and the Jays Care Foundations for everything they have done to help make this tournament possible.
The Blue Jays are a National Partner of Little League Canada. The Blue Jays Foundation invested $35,000 to redevelop the dugouts for the Eagles’ Nest for this event.
The dinner will be emceed by TSN 1200’s John “JR” Rodenburg, and Kim Swenson, local high school teacher and an active member in various sport organizations around the city, including a Director of the Ottawa Sports Awards. Media are welcome and encouraged to attend the dinner to take in the festivities as well.