Gregg Zaun’s Casino Royale for Horizons for Youth & Sick Kids

**Update**

We’re proud to announce a few more special guests for tonight!

Lucky Minx from the Appeteasers Burlesque Troop will be performing ahead of their much anticipated show tomorrow night at Opera Bob’s.
Check her out at: http://www.luckyminx.com/

Zauntourage hoodies and t-shirts will be available for sale.

Gift cards from the Drake, and Grindhouse.

Also, on the heels of the launch of Sportsnet Magazine, senior writers John Grigg and Ryan Dixon will be dropping in with some signed copies of the premier issue.

Come early and submit your questions for Zaun prior to his Q & A session with Andrew Stoeten from the Drunk Jays Fans and The Score.

See you tonight!


Former Toronto Blue Jays catcher and current Rogers Sportsnet major league baseball analyst, Gregg Zaun, invites you to a baseball themed night of giving back.

On Thursday, September 29th Mr. Zaun will be hosting a charity casino at Opera Bob’s Public House to raise awareness for Toronto-based youth charities, SickKids and Horizons for Youth.

Founded in 1875, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and is dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Horizons for Youth, a not-for-profit organization established in 1994, annually provides food, shelter and programs 24 hours, 7 days a week, to over 1,100 homeless or at-risk youth in Toronto aged 16 – 24.

“Having been supported by the Toronto community throughout my career, this is an opportunity where I can give back and help those organizations that are making a difference in Toronto,” said Gregg Zaun. “Both SickKids and Horizons for Youth work tirelessly to improve the lives of children and youth that genuinely need our help. Please join me in supporting them tonight and in the future.”

The event features professional casino dealers, celebrity bar tending, special guests including Toronto Maple Leafs pitcher Drew Taylor and 2010 Miss Universe, Elena Semikina, and the chance to win great prizes and baseball memorabilia.

Gregg Zaun’s Charity Casino for SickKids & Horizons for Youth details:

Who: Gregg Zaun, Former Toronto Blue Jays catcher and current Rogers Sportsnet baseball analyst
Lisa Walker from HORIZONS FOR YOUTH
Elena Semikina, Miss Universe – 2010
Drew Taylor, Toronto Maple Leafs pitcher

What: Charity Casino for Horizons for Youth & SickKids
• Play Blackjack, Roulette, Crown and Anchor with professional casino dealers
• Great give-aways and prizes including signed baseball bats by Jose Bautista, Brett Lawrie, Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia
• Question & Answer session with Gregg Zaun
• Jays season wrap up and MLB Playoff Preview

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Jays Days: The Encore

Is there a better baseball vendor in Toronto?

One more time! One more time! You got it Jays fans. We’re getting the Jays Days crew back together for one last hurrah.

Friday, September 23 at 7pm Vs The Tampa Bay Rays.

Opera Bob’s is the best baseball-watching bar in Toronto.

@bluejaysdays

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JAYS DAYS FOR HORIZONS


Sunday, August 21, Opera Bob’s – We conclude our Jays Days series with a special Sunday afternoon event as the Jays take on the A’s at 4pm. Packed for Brett Lawrie’s debut at JAYS DAYS V last Friday, Jays fans have flocked Opera Bob’s this summer for a genuine baseball atmosphere and a lot of good times.

To properly wrap up the Jays Days series we’re planning a big party to say thanks to all the amazing fans that have made these events a great success. To that point we are collaborating with a great cause to make this event truly special!

JAYS DAYS FOR HORIZONS

To give a little history, on May 29, the Jays Days crew held the 1st annual Homers for Horizons charity softball tournament in support of Horizons for Youth, a 35-bed youth shelter dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth. The event raised over $15,000 for the small westToronto shelter.

Recently, an opportunity became available to the shelter to take a group of youth on a canoe trip to Northern Edge Algonquin and the Jays Days crew was contacted to see if we could help. “It’s a youth retreat that focuses on leadership and team building skills and an amazing chance for some of our clients to do something they otherwise wouldn’t be able to do,” said Lisa Walker, Case Manager, Horizons for Youth. “The trip will cost $3000, not including transportation and we are working effortlessly to raise the money.”

To support this amazing cause, we’ll offer Homers for Horizons Combos for $20.

The deal includes: 1 pint, 1 hot dog and a ticket to the final Jays home game of the season on Thursday, September 22. We are purchasing a Jays Days section and you can expect to see all your favourite Opera Bob’s bartenders, vendors, hot dog makers and maybe even Opera Bob in the flesh!

5 from every combo donated to Horizons for Youth.

Along with the hot dogs, popcorn and PBR found at all Jays Days, fans will have the also have the opportunity to participate in blue jays trivia, a 50-50 draw and a raffle.

Visit http://www.swingman.ca for everything you need to know about Jays Days.
@bluejaysdays

Media inquiries:
Kevin Kennedy – 647-225-1919
kevin@swingman.ca

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JAYS DAYS SERIES FINALE – Sunday Aug 21 @ 4pm

Sunday, August 21, Opera Bob’s – We conclude our Jays Days series with a special Sunday afternoon event as the Jays take on the A’s at 4pm. Packed for Brett Lawrie’s debut at JAYS DAYS V last Friday, Jays fans have flocked Opera Bob’s this summer for a genuine baseball atmosphere and a lot of good times.

To properly wrap up the Jays Days series we’re planning a big party to say thanks to all the amazing fans that have made these events a great success. To that point we are collaborating with a great cause to make this event truly special!

JAYS DAYS FOR HORIZONS

To give a little history, on May 29, the Jays Days crew held the 1st annual Homers for Horizons charity softball tournament in support of Horizons for Youth, a 35-bed youth shelter dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth. The event raised over $15,000 for the small westToronto shelter.

Recently, an opportunity became available to the shelter to take a group of youth on a canoe trip to Northern Edge Algonquin and the Jays Days crew was contacted to see if we could help. “It’s a youth retreat that focuses on leadership and team building skills and an amazing chance for some of our clients to do something they otherwise wouldn’t be able to do,” said Lisa Walker, Case Manager, Horizons for Youth. “The trip will cost $3000, not including transportation and we are working effortlessly to raise the money.”

To support this amazing cause, we’ll offer Homers for Horizons Combos for $20.

The deal includes: 1 pint, 1 hot dog and a ticket to the final Jays home game of the season on Thursday, September 22. We are purchasing a Jays Days section and you can expect to see all your favourite Opera Bob’s bartenders, vendors, hot dog makers and maybe even Opera Bob in the flesh!

5 from every combo donated to Horizons for Youth.

Along with the hot dogs, popcorn and PBR found at all Jays Days, fans will have the also have the opportunity to participate in blue jays trivia, a 50-50 draw and a raffle.

Jays Days also welcomes members of the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club for their playoff after party. The Leafs are currently in the second round of the Intercounty Baseball League playoffs with a 2-0 lead over the Brantford Red Sox. Game 3 goes Sunday, August 14 at 2pm at Christie Pitts.

Visit www.swingman.ca for everything you need to know about Jays Days.

@bluejaysdays

Media inquiries:

Kevin Kennedy – 647-225-1919

kevin@swingman.ca


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JAYS DAYS V: The Debut of Brett Lawrie

Brett Lawrie debuts tonight for the Jays


JAYS DAYS V: Brett Lawrie Debut
Re-creating the stadium experience
(minus the overpriced beer) while the boys are away

Friday, August 5, Opera Bob’s – Arguably the most anticipated prospect in Blue Jays history, Brett Lawrie makes his major league debut tonight in Baltimore. Opera Bob’s will be packed with baseball fans as the Jays continue their strong second half.

As usual, Jays fans will be treated to the game on the big screen, full audio, delicious dogs, popcorn and cheap beer.

“For fans who long for the stadium experience, even when the Jays are on the road, this Dundas and Ossington pub is fast becoming the city’s game-watching hub. Opera Bob’s bi-weekly fan meetup is arguably more fun than the ballpark: The game is broadcast on the big screen, Buck Martinez’s commentary booms from the PA system and the menu features hot dogs, Cracker Jack and beer straight from a soft cooler.” The Grid.

Visit swingman.ca for photos and up-to-date information on Jays Days at Opera Bob’s.

Follow @bluejaysdays

Jays Days Schedule
Fri, Aug 5 vs Orioles
*Fri, Aug 21 vs A’s @ 4pm.

*Date changed from August 19

Contacts:
Kevin Kennedy – 647-225-1919
kevinbkennedy@gmail.com
Lindsay Greig – 647-271- 9136
lindsayjgreig@hotmail.com Opera Bob’s Public House
1112 Dundas St. W (just east of Ossington)
416-536-558
http://www.operabobspublichouse.com

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JAYS DAYS IV: Texas – Friday July 22 @ 8pm

 

Friday, July 22, Opera Bob’s – Jays Days returns to Friday night when the boys visit take on the West division leading Texas Rangers in Arlington. Bautista Bratwurst has been added to the delicious Jays Days menu to compliment the Rajai Davis Dogs
and cheap tall cans.

Jays Days in the news and on twitter:

greggzaun Gotta get down to Opera Bob’s tonight for the Jays game and a JaegerZaun shot
5 minutes ago by Gregg Zaun

Recently named as one of the ‘four clues the city is catching baseball fever,’ Jays Days is leading Toronto baseball fans on a charge back to the early-90s glory days.”

“For fans who long for the stadium experience, even when the Jays are on the road, this Dundas and Ossington pub is fast becoming the city’s game-watching hub. Opera Bob’s bi-weekly fan meetup is arguably more fun than the ballpark: The game is broadcast on the big screen, Buck Martinez’s commentary booms from the PA system and the menu features hot dogs, Cracker Jack and beer straight from a soft cooler.” The Grid.

Visit swingman.ca for photos and up-to-date information on Jays Days at Opera Bob’s.

Follow @bluejaysdays

Jays Days Schedule
Fri, July 22 vs Rangers
Fri, Aug 5 vs Orioles
*Fri, Aug 21 vs A’s @ 4pm.

*Date changed from August 19

Contacts:
Kevin Kennedy – 647-225-1919
kevinbkennedy@gmail.com
Lindsay Greig – 647-271- 9136
lindsayjgreig@hotmail.com Opera Bob’s Public House
1112 Dundas St. W (just east of Ossington)
416-536-558
http://www.operabobspublichouse.com

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JAYS DAYS in the Desert – Starring Joey Bats at the All-Star Game

Bautista's Bombs

Monday, July 11, Opera Bob’s – Come watch Jose Bautista launch bombs into the Arizona desert tonight at the best baseball-watching bar in Toronto. All the beauty of the Jays Days series will be on full display including some special menu additions including Bautista Bratwurst on Alan Ashby buns.

Bodog has Bautista as a 3/1 favourite to win the Home run derby. Fielder/Ortiz 7/2, Holliday is 4/1, Gonzalez/Kemp 7/1, Cano 15/2 and Weeks 12/1.

Sign up tonight before 8pm for our Home Run Derby Pool for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Recently named as one of the ‘four clues the city is catching baseball fever,’ Jays Days is leading Toronto baseball fans on a charge back to the early-90s glory days.

“For fans who long for the stadium experience, even when the Jays are on the road, this Dundas and Ossington pub is fast becoming the city’s game-watching hub. Opera Bob’s bi-weekly fan meetup is arguably more fun than the ballpark: The game is broadcast on the big screen, Buck Martinez’s commentary booms from the PA system and the menu features hot dogs, Cracker Jack and beer straight from a soft cooler.” The Grid.

“If the sheer number of Blue Jays baseball caps you see in this city is any indication, it’s no coincidence the Jays are gaining popularity among the downtown Toronto crowd,” said Jays Days organizer, Kevin Kennedy. “Though we’re definitely helping, the fans were already on their way. The cheap tickets and casual pace make it attractive to the students, musicians and artists who love drinking beer, live downtown and also happen to love sports.”

With the summer heating up, fans can enjoy a cold free beer in a $5 souvenir cup on The Jerry Howarth Patio and hear the game on the Fan590.

“Show me another bar in Toronto where I don’t have to request to have the sound on,” said Jays Days fan Fergal Murphy. “It smells like popcorn in here, there’s some guy walking around selling beer and peanuts and the game’s on a big screen. It’s a no-brainer if you ask me.”

Visit http://www.swingman.ca for photos and up-to-date information on Jays Days at Opera Bob’s.

Follow @bluejaysdays

Jays Days Schedule
Mon Jul 11 – Tue, Jul 12 – Home Run Derby and All-Star Game
Fri, July 22 vs Rangers
Fri, Aug 5 vs Orioles
Fri, Aug 19 vs A’s

Contacts:
Kevin Kennedy – 647-225-1919
kevinbkennedy@gmail.com
Lindsay Greig – 647-271- 9136
647-271- 9136
lindsayjgreig@hotmail.com

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