Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

JOSE BAUTISTA

AGE: 33
POSITION: Right Field
CHARITIES SUPPORTED: Bautista Family Education Fund, Blue Jays Winter Tour, Blue Jays Baseball Academy, Jays Care Foundation.

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE:

~ In 2011, Jose established the Bautista Family Education Fund to encourage young baseball players in both Canada and his native Dominican Republic to stay in school and work toward a college degree rather than becoming a pro too early.

~ He traveled on the 2013 Winter Tour to Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Saskatoon, visiting schools and conducting mini-clinics.

~ Jose participates in the Blue Jays Baseball Academy, teaching skills to young ball players and helping them prepare mentally and physically for success in their on-field and off-field lives.

~ He attended the Jays Care Foundation’s gala, helping to raise more than $1,000,000 for the organization. He auctioned off a personal hitting lesson to two lucky winners. He also played in the Blue Jays 19th annual Charity Golf Classic this year.

BASEBALL CAREER:

A four-time American League All-Star, Jose Bautista has won two Silver Slugger Awards and two Hank Aaron Awards. He led the league in home runs in 2010 (54) and 2011 (43).

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