Blue Jays alumni to host youth baseball camp

Major Leaguers set to lead baseball clinic this month at South Surrey Athletic Park.

Roberto Alomar works with young players at a previous baseball camp. Alomar will be part of White Rock Baseball Day Sept. 20.

A trio of famous Toronto Blue Jays alumni are set to hit the field on the Semiahmoo Peninsula this month, as part of the first-ever White Rock Baseball Day.

The event, set for Sunday, Sept. 20, will include a private clinic for local youth baseball players, and will be led by former Jays’ stars Roberto Alomar, Duane Ward and Jesse Barfield.

The Baseball Day event is being hosted in conjunction with the Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club. Funds raised will go toward creating the first-ever fully accessible baseball field – perfect for Challenger Baseball – in the Lower Mainland.

The clinic is open to players aged nine to 14, and will be held at South Surrey Athletic Park from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sept. 20. Participants will learn from the former pros, while also having time for lunch and an autograph session.

Alomar, Ward and Barfield are among the most famous Blue Jays players of all time.

Alomar – who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011 – and Ward, a relief pitcher, were members of the Jays’ only two World Series-winning squads, in 1992 and ’93.

Barfield, meanwhile, was part of the great Toronto teams of the 1980s, teaming with Lloyd Moseby and George Bell to form one of the league’s best outfields.

For more on the baseball camp, or to sign up, visit www.wrssba.com and click on the ‘Baseball Day’ graphic on the front page. Cost per player is $75.

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