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Toronto Blue Jays donate 80K to Kahnawake Field of Dreams


The Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke (MCK) is pleased to inform the community that Major League Baseball�s Toronto Blue Jays have donated $80,000 to the new baseball field project expected to break ground in a few weeks.

The Jays Care Foundation �Field of Dreams� Program made the official announcement live during the Blue Jays Central pre-game show, broadcast prior to yesterday�s game between the Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays.

Players from Kahnaw�:ke�s minor baseball system witnessed the announcement live at the Kahnawake Survival School, where they had gathered to pick up their uniforms for the upcoming season and participate in a light workout. The group then tuned into the Blue Jays pre-game show.

�This is incredible,� said Rats�nhaienhs Carl Horn, who holds the lead on the Community Social Affairs portfolio. �We are grateful to the Toronto Blue Jays organization for this generous grant. There are plenty of baseball players in Kahnaw�:ke, and this regulation-size field will provide a facility for players from 15 and up to develop into the best players they can be.�
He was generous in his praise for Mackenzie Whyte, who was responsible for the application process and all follow-ups.

�Mackenzie showed what can happen with great perseverance,� said Rats�nhaienhs Horn. �She spent countless hours taking the application from start to finish. We wouldn�t have had this success without her hard work and dedication.�

A special thanks to First Nations Wireless for providing equipment and technical support for the viewing and to Kahnawake Survival School for hosting the event.

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