THIRD ANNUAL TOURNAMENT 12 PRESENTED BY NEW ERA
RETURNS TO ROGERS CENTRE IN SEPTEMBER!
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy in collaboration with Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar will host the third annual Tournament 12 (T12) at Rogers Centre, Sept. 14-18, 2015.
Tournament 12 presented by New Era is a national baseball tournament designed to showcase the best college-eligible Canadian-born players to both professional scouts and college recruiters.
Alomar will act as the tournament commissioner and will receive assistance from his father Sandy, along with Blue Jays alumni Paul Quantrill, Tanyon Sturtze, Devon White, Lloyd Moseby, and Duane Ward.
“I am very proud of the opportunity Tournament 12 has created for Canadian-born players to showcase their talents on such a big stage. In travelling the country, I have seen firsthand how many great ballplayers exist in Canada. Although not all of the players in T12 will make the Major Leagues, the tournament provides a great chance for players to further their careers by obtaining a college scholarship,” said Alomar.
The 160 players will be placed on eight teams, representing their region in Canada. Each team will play a minimum of four games at Rogers Centre with a tournament champion being crowned on Friday, Sept. 18. Participants will take part in a Scouting Combine on Monday, Sept. 14.
Eligible players will be evaluated and selected throughout the 2015 baseball season at MLB Scouting Bureau Tryouts, major baseball tournaments, the Canada Cup, and Provincial Roster Selection Camps. In addition, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy will be holding open tryouts for Tournament 12 across Canada to help make sure players are not missed.
Tryout camps will take place in the following cities: Toronto, Ont.- May 13-15, Okotoks, Alta.- July 6, Abbotsford, BC- July 10, Moncton, NB- July 17-19, Montreal, Que. – Aug. 14, Regina Sask. – TBD, and Brandon, Man.- TBD.
Jays Care Foundation, with the support of Roberto Alomar will make a financial contribution of $100,000 to help remove barriers to participation for players traveling from outside Ontario. These funds will be used to help assist with player travel and accommodations for the tournament.
The 18 tournament games will be umpired by members of the Baseball Canada High Performance Program for Umpires.
Tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, July 31 at bluejays.com. Daily passes will be available for $20 with tournament passes priced at $37. Seating will be general admission and tickets will be available for purchase at bluejays.com/t12
For more Information, please contact the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy at 416-341-2500 or by email; Baseball.Academy@bluejays.com