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Local girl behind microphone at Toronto Blue Jays home game

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KINGSTON — A local 6th grader was chosen to use her voice to become the announcer for the Jr. Blue Jays Club at a home game of the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, June 5 act.

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Mia Fumerton, a student at Amherstview Public School, was at the game with her mother, Margaret Chung.

“How it happened was that the Blue Jays cheerleaders who are in charge of picking kids to do some extra stuff walked past us and decided to pick me to do it,” Mia said. “At first I was pretty nervous but once I started speaking I thought it was really cool that everyone in the whole stadium could hear my voice and all the attention was on me and I felt inspiring, excited and it was a really cool experience.”

Mia got to be the Jr. Jays’ announcer for the home half of the third inning, in which some of their favorite players used at-bats.

“I have three names to announce,” Fumerton said. “(Catcher) Danny Jansen, (shortstop) Bo Bichette and (outfielder) George Springer.”

“It was just very exciting,” Chung said of watching her daughter make the announcements around the stadium. “We’ve gone to a lot of games and it’s just a beautiful thing we do together, so she would do it every day if she had a really cool special job like this where she announces all over the stadium when she does.” could.”

Mia Fumerton, a 6th grade student at Amherstview Public School, was selected to be the Jr. Jays Club announcer for the end of the third inning and was on the big video wall between home field Toronto during the June 5 Major League Baseball game see Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins.
Mia Fumerton, a 6th grade student at Amherstview Public School, was selected to be the Jr. Jays Club announcer for the end of the third inning and was on the big video wall between home field Toronto during the June 5 Major League Baseball game see Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins. Photo by Margaret Chung /supplied photo

She was also featured on the large stadium video board.

Every Sunday home game is a Jr. Jays Day at the Rogers Center because “Children under 14 can visit our Jr. Jays zones at levels 100, 200 and 500 to take part in many fun games and activities that will keep them entertained ‘ according to the Blue Jays website.

There are a number of activities at the stadium for the kids including standing with the team during the starting lineup announcement, being the announcer for a home portion of an inning, DJing for an innings break as well as being able to run the bases.

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Chung also won two WestJet airline tickets for his help with some between-innings activities.

And while the Jays lost the game 8-6, Chung said the time they spent with their daughter was so special and neither of them could really focus on the game after doing such unique things at the game together had.

The two have made home games a mother-daughter activity since Mia was quite young.

“[We go]since she was about three or four years old, since she was old enough to get through part of a game,” Chung said.

When asked if she would do it again, Mia quickly said, “Oh, definitely.”

“It’s amazing, a lot of excitement, a lot of things to do for kids and excite the fans,” she said. “It’s a really fun day.”

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