Jenkins to share his story with students across Canada

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Jenkins to share his story with students across Canada

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Fergie Jenkins went from the ball fields of Chatham to the major leagues. Soon it will be in classrooms across Canada.

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Fergie Jenkins went from the ball fields of Chatham to the major leagues. Soon it will be in classrooms across Canada.

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The legendary pitcher is working on an educational program with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to share his story with students.

The project was announced Tuesday for Jenkins’ 80th birthday.

“We look forward to honoring Ferguson Jenkins as an incredible role model, deepening his amazing story and sharing the lessons of his remarkable journey with all Canadians,” Canada Sports Hall of Fame spokesperson Misty Kolozetti told Chatham Daily News.

The program is in an early stage of development. The Halls of Fame will be working with Jenkins over the coming months on the key messages and lessons he wants to share.

“All educational programs in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame contain an underlying theme of going beyond victory, which we define as achieving greatness in sport while doing good in the community. There will also be elements of this theme in the new program,” said Kolozetti.

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has an online educational platform – www.beyondthewin.ca – that provides classroom programs and resources.

The first of four Jenkins modules is scheduled for launch in June 2023. All will be available at the beginning of the 2023/24 school year.

“We have worked hard to provide an accessible, free educational hub where teachers, students and coaches can easily access a wide range of educational resources,” said Cheryl Bernard, president and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, in a statement. “We are so proud to develop and present a new asynchronous program, to celebrate his 80th birthday and to honor Ferguson Jenkins as a role model in this country.”

Jenkins was the first Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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He played 19 major league seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. He retired after the 1983 season with a 284-226 record and 3,192 strikeouts.

He won the 1971 National League Cy Young Award and was a seven-time winner in 20 games.

“Working with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to tell the story of Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and his influence on sports history in Canada is a remarkable way to connect today’s youth with the past,” says Jeremy Diamond , Chairman of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Directors, said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing this story to life and sharing it with Canadians of all ages.”

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