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Historic no-hitter a big hit with Indigenous youth

Monday, May 14, 2018

wisk at the ball gameHistoric no-hitter a big hit with Indigenous youth

Thanks to a donation from MNP LLP, a group of Indigenous youth attending the DIRECTIONS conference with the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) had front row seats for baseball history at Rogers Centre on May 8.

 St. Paul’s Distinguished Alumnus, Sean Murphy, Regional Managing Partner with MNP helped arrange 30 tickets for the DIRECTIONS conference for Indigenous youth hosted by St. Paul’s and WISC. A group including their chaperones and several student mentors cheered on the home team with signs reading #TeamMNP and #LetsRise hoping the Blue Jays players would generate some offense.

 Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton made history when he became the second Canadian player in Major League Baseball (MLB) to toss a complete game no-hitter; the first on Canadian soil.

 The lack of home-team scoring didn’t bother the group from St. Paul’s. No-hitters are rare, occurring on average once every 720 games, being there to witness history was an added bonus, especially for the half of the group who had never attended an MLB game before. One of the youth expressed their thanks to MNP for a “gem of a game, which after all was flawless”.