The Toronto Blue Jays 2017 promotions schedule is chock-full of inventive player-branded give-aways and returning favourites.
Lost in all of yesterday’s hype surrounding the re-signing of Jose Bautista, the Toronto Blue Jays released their 2017 promotions schedule, which features over 40 giveaways and events throughout the 81 home games slated for this season at Rogers Centre.
Josh Donaldson gets a lot of love in 2017 with not one, but two promotions – a Bringer of Rain umbrella for the first 20,000 fans on April 16 and a bobblehead for the first 20,000 fans on June 14. Marco Estrada and Aaron Sanchez are also immortalized in bobblehead-dom this season, with their days on May 14 (Happy Mother’s Day!) and July 9 respectively. Jason Grilli helps celebrate dads on Father’s Day with a “Fire up the Grilli” BBQ apron June 18. Marcus Stroman replica jerseys are the featured giveaway on April 30.
Take note: If you’re interested in acquiring any of the items above, plan on buying tickets in advance and getting to Rogers Centre very early on the day of the game. The games typically sell out and lines for entry start forming sometimes five (yes, 5) hours prior to gates opening. There are about 53,000 seats in the Skydome and only 20,000 giveaways available – so get there early or leave empty-handed.
2017 is a special year for Canada – it marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As Canada’s Team, the Toronto Blue Jays have three events in July earmarked for the occasion.
- Sat. July 1 (Canada Day) – Red Replica Blue Jays Hat presented by Honda
- Sun. July 2 – Blue Jays & Canada 150 Commemorative Baseball Giveaway
- Sun. July 30 (Canada Baseball Day) – Red Replica Jersey
All giveaways are for the first 20,000 fans entering the Rogers Centre.
New This Season
The team hopes to help fans get their weekends started a little early in 2017 with the introduction of Thursday Nights in the 6ix, according to a Toronto Blue Jays press release. Sponsored by TD and taking place on the West Jet Flight Deck, these three events feature live music and entertainment as well as t-shirt giveaways for the first 15,000 fans. Dates are:
May 11 – 7:07 p.m. vs. Seattle Mariners
June 1 – 7:07 p.m. vs. New York Yankees
June 29 – 7:07 p.m. vs, Baltimore Orioles
If you’re looking to grow your Blue Jays memorabilia, there are several opportunities to do so in 2017. Jays cowboy hats are the giveaway on Country Day May 28, a “Swing into Summer Safety” team card set on May 31, high socks on August 13, a jean hat on August 17, and just in time for back-to-school, backpacks for kids 14 and under on August 27. As is their custom, the Jays close out the season with a warm item to keep you cozy on all of those cold baseball-less nights of winter with a sleeved blanket giveaway on September 24.
The very popular and extremely helpful JaysCare Broadcast Auction takes place on June 2. In 2015, this event raised over $300,000 for this organization dedicated to helping kids get involved in the game, building safe spaces in which they can play and supporting organizations dedicated to improving the lives of all Canadian kids. And speaking of kids, every Saturday game (excluding Canada Day, July 1) is a Jr. Jays Saturday.
Find a link to the complete Toronto Blue Jays Promotions Schedule here.
Photo provided by: Toronto Blue Jays Twitter
Joy Frank-Collins is a Communications professional who got her start writing as a journalist at a daily newspaper in southeastern Ohio. She was born in Reds country, but “found” baseball watching the 1986 Mets win the World Series. A long-time Pittsburgh Pirates fan, she added the Blue Jays as her AL team the day they picked up Russell Martin. She lives in Marietta, Ohio, with her family, who all share her passion for baseball. She loves the suicide squeeze, a crisp 6-4-3 double play and catchers. When not obsessing over baseball, Joy likes to work out, travel and drink wine.