Trio of Toronto Blue Jays greats added to Canadian ball hall’s golf fundraiser

George Bell will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 29. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame)

2013 inductee George Bell, along with fellow Toronto Blue Jays legends, Duane Ward and Devon White, will participate in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Celebrity Golf Classic to take place on June 20 at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame)

Courtesy of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Editor’s Note: The tournament is 66% sold out, so act quickly if you want to participate.

St. Marys, Ont. -Three more Toronto Blue Jays legends will participate in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 18th annual Celebrity Golf Classic on June 20 at the St. Marys Golf & Country Club.

2013 inductee George Bell, as well as Duane Ward and Devon White, both members of the Blue Jays’ 1992 and 1993 World Series-winning clubs, will now be teeing it up in the Hall’s fundraiser alongside trailblazing Jays executives Paul Beeston and Don McDougall.

“I’m very thankful for the support the Toronto Blue Jays continue to provide the Hall of Fame,” said Scott Crawford, the Canadian ball hall’s director of operations. “With the addition of these three Blue Jays legends, I think we have one of the best rosters of celebrities we’ve ever had for this event.”

Other celebrities that will be on hand for the tournament include Fergie Jenkins, 2014 inductees Tim Wallach, Dave Van Horne and Murray Cook, and past inductees Jim Fanning and Steve Rogers. Former Montreal Expos Billy Atkinson, Larry Landreth and Derek Aucoin will also participate, as well as ex-Jay Paul Spoljaric, onetime Chicago Cub John Upham, 2008 Olympian John Lockwood, renowned singer and actor Michael Burgess, former NHLer Mark Bell and retired NHL officials Bruce Hood and Ron Wicks.

There’s still room to register your foursome in the tournament, but spaces are filling up quickly. The cost is $1,250 per foursome and that includes 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, lunch, a supper banquet, hole sponsorship and the opportunity to golf with a celebrity.

Individual golfers can also register for $250. That fee includes the same perks as a foursome, with the exception of a hole sponsorship. If you aren’t a golfer, you can purchase a ticket to the banquet only for $60.

Proceeds raised will go towards the completion of the new ball field on the Hall’s site and to the Hall’s KIDS ON DECK program, which uses baseball as a medium to teach cultural awareness and social justice to boys and girls.

2014 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Brochure

If you can’t play in the tournament, there are several other ways to support the event, including hole sponsorships. For more information, please visit: http://baseballhalloffame.ca/whats-on/annual-golf-tournament/ or call the Hall of Fame office at 519-284-1838. You can also email inquiries to baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca

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