On Saturday May 12 the Oshawa Dodgers were on hand
barbecuing hamburgers and hotdogs at the 19th Annual M&M
Charity BBQ for Crohn’s and Colitis at the M&M Meats store
located on Taunton Road at Harmony in Oshawa.  Twenty-two
players and staff donated their time handing out hamburgers,
hot dogs, drinks, chips and balloons to
the many kind patrons who came out to
support this worthy cause that has
special significance to the Dodgers
organization.  In 2001 Oshawa Dodgers
pitcher Matt Tosoni was diagnosed with
ulcerative colitis and the Dodgers saw
first hand the pain and suffering Matt endured.  Given this, the
Dodgers wanted to help, not only Matt, but the over 170,000
Canadians living with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.
Every dollar raised from the BBQ  goes directly to the Crohn's
and Colitis Foundation of Canada and this year a record setting
$1.91 million was raised nationally to support medical research
to find a cure.   To date M&M Meat Shops’ franchisees,
customers and volunteers have raised $14,446,400 for this vital
The Dodgers will also be holding the second annual Crohn’s and
Colitis day on Saturday June 23 as the Dodgers host the
defending IBL champion Brantford Red Sox  in an effort to raise
money and awareness for this great cause.  There will many
giveaways and prizes and CCFC volunteers in attendance
distributing literature.  Crohn’s and Colitis are inflammatory
bowel diseases affecting the digestive system and cause the
intestinal tissue to become inflamed, form sores and bleed easily
and in some cases can become life threatening.  For more
information or how you can help, visit www.ccfc.ca.
Dodgers Show Support
For Crohn's & Colitis