Pat Tabler helps Habitat for Humanity benefit from home runs
The 2018 Fifth Annual Builder Baseball charity softball tournament was a tremendous success, raising $54,000 (up from $42,000 in 2017) for Habitat for Humanity GTA and a four-year total of $194,000.
This year’s event featured a special guest appearance by Pat Tabler, 60, who played second base for the Chicago Cubs and first base for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, finishing his career as a Toronto Blue Jays. He is now a colour analyst for the Blue Jays on Rogers Sportsnet.
In his 11-year major league career, he had a batting average of .282, had 47 home runs and 512 runs batted in. Tabler was a member of the Blue Jays World Series championship team in 1992 and was a All-Star in 1987.
A total of more than 400 players on 24 teams took to the diamonds at Richmond Green in Richmond Hill for the fifth annual event, followed by dinner, networking and a cheque presentation to Habitat For Humanity.
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The competition was fierce, but the Enbridge team prevailed and took home the championship trophy after beating the team from the Globe and Mail.
The event was organized in partnership with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and HOMES Publishing Group (HPG). Gold sponsors were HPG, BILD, Enbridge Gas and the Toronto Star.
Special kudos to chief co-ordinator Frances Mangos of HPG and organizing committee members Michael Rosset and Josh Rosset of HPG, Tiffany Kohl of BILD and Michelle Vestergaard of Enbridge for putting together the tournament. Their hard work paid off in a big way, with the real winners being BILD’s Habitat partner family.