On March 31, the Blue Jays began their exhibition game weekend in Montreal with a visit to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In the lead up to the annual Spring Training series at the Olympic Stadium, the club, Tim Raines and other baseball celebrities celebrated the opening of the Hospital’s Rehab Gym, made possible by a $250,000 Field of Dreams investment from the Jays Care Foundation.
The newly minted “Jays Care Rehab Gym,” located on the 8th Floor of Block B of the new hospital, offers in-patients an area to exercise and receive early rehabilitation from a team of specialists. Featuring an inspirational Blue Jays themed wall, it is an environment of healing and recovery, in which sick children can undergo procedures and treatment and achieve their true potential.
Following the ceremony, Blue Jays alumni and front office staff visited with patients currently receiving treatment at the hospital.