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The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for their first home series following the All-Star break when they host the Phillies July 24-26 and the Rockies July 27-29. The homestand features several promotional giveaways, new food offerings and #WeAreGood T-shirts, inspired by catcher Miguel Montero’s popular Twitter hashtag, available July 25 to benefit Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
Fans can purchase tickets for the Phillies and Rockies series at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Details of the homestand follow.
On Friday, July 24, up to the first 10,000 fans in the ballpark will receive a Billy Williams replica statue presented by Pepsi.
The following day, July 25, up to 10,000 fans will receive a Jorge Soler Cubs debut bobblehead presented by Illinois Pork Producers.
Kids Sundays continue July 26 with a Cubs replica batting helmet presented by Advocate Children’s Hospital for up to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger, while Kids Run the Bases continues postgame for the first 1,000 kids 13-and-under. Fans can also visit the Blue Lizard Sunscreen booth inside Gate G during the game for a free sunscreen sample and useful tips to help strikeout skin cancer, the most common of all cancers.
On Tuesday, July 28, the Cubs invite all youth Scouts and their friends and families to Scout Night at Wrigley Field. Participants who purchase a ticket through the dedicated Special Group Nights page at cubs.com/specialevents will receive a Cubs-themed Scout Patch.
As a tribute to Hot Dog Month in July, the Decade Diner in the right field concourse will offer a unique foot-long Philly Cheese Steak Dog that features a foot-long Vienna Beef hot dog topped with sautéed beef, onions and white American cheese. Guests also may order a Next Level BLT made with slab-cut Nueske’s bacon, avocado mayonnaise, thick-cut vine ripened tomatoes and arugula on grilled sourdough bread.
Platform 14, the new outdoor concession area in the Budweiser Bleachers located behind the center field scoreboard, will serve a new rotation of Hot Doug’s sausages as well. The “Champ Summers” is a spicy Vienna Polish sausage served with Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions. The “Pete LaCock” is a ribeye steak sausage with horseradish cream and blue cheese. The “Bill Bonham” is an atomic pork sausage with cherry marmalade and smoked gouda cheese.
Guests and Entertainment:
On Friday, July 24, former USA Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson and former USA Olympic silver medalist gymnast Alicia Sacramone will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Aaron Bruno, frontman of the band AWOLNATION, will throw a ceremonial first pitch and the band will lead the afternoon’s seventh-inning stretch.
Cubs National Anthem singer Wayne Messmer will lead the stretch Sunday, July 26.
Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Monday, July 27.
Chicago Fire defender Eric Gehrig will throw a first pitch and later will be joined by midfielders Michael Stephens and Chris Ritter to lead the stretch Tuesday, July 28.
On Wednesday, July 29, the Cubs will host a pregame jersey exchange with Manchester United legend Bryan Robson. Aon, a partner of both clubs, is the presenting partner of Manchester United’s Summer Tour, which stops at Soldier Field later that evening for a match vs. Paris Saint-Germain. Robson will throw a ceremonial first pitch as well.
Let’s Give Charitable Campaign:
Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about Cubs Charities programming and give back to the community this homestand as part of this season’s ongoing “Let’s Give” campaign.
Following the game Friday, July 24, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative by representing the Cubs Scholars program. The Cubs Scholars Program offers quality scholarship and financial contributions for Chicago inner-city high school students, coupled with a program designed to promote academic achievement and encourage post-secondary educational advancement. Five high school seniors are selected as Cubs Scholars each year based on their academic achievement and potential, community participation, need, leadership potential and demonstrated ability to be a team player. Each class of Cubs Scholars collectively receives $100,000 in scholarships and participates in a Cubs College Prep program, where they are paired with a Cubs associate who serves as a mentor as they prepare for college.
On Saturday, July 25, the Cubs Wives will offer #WeAreGood T-shirts in the main concourse by Gate F. The shirts, inspired by catcher Miguel Montero’s popular Twitter hashtag, will be available for a $25 donation benefiting Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
Homestand Recap, July 24-29:
Friday, July 24 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m.
First pitches: Former USA Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson, former USA Olympic silver medalist gymnast Alicia Sacramone and AWOLNATION frontman Aaron Bruno
Seventh-inning stretch: Members of the band, AWOLNATION
Broadcast: WGN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Promotional Item: Billy Williams Replica Statue presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 fans
Saturday, July 25 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m.
Broadcast: ABC 7, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Promotion: Jorge Soler Cubs Debut Bobblehead presented by Illinois Pork Producers, up to the first 10,000 fans
Cubs Wives offering #WeAreGood T-shirts by Gate F to benefit Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
Sunday, July 26 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:20 p.m.
National Anthem and 7th inning stretch: Wayne Messmer
Promotional Item: Cubs Replica Batting Helmet presented by Advocate Children’s Hospital, up to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger
Broadcast: ABC 7, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Kids Run the Bases post-game, first 1,000 kids 13-and-under
Monday, July 27 vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:05 p.m.
First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller
Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Tuesday, July 28 vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:05 p.m.
Special Group Night: Scout Night, participants receive Cubs-themed Scout Patch
First pitch: Chicago Fire defender Eric Gehrig
Seventh-inning stretch: Chicago Fire midfielders Michael Stephens and Chris Ritter and defender Eric Gehrig
Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Wednesday, July 29 vs. Colorado Rockies, 1:20 p.m.
Pregame jersey exchange with Manchester United legend Bryan Robson
First pitch: Manchester United legend Bryan Robson
Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Comedian Tom Dreesen throws out the first pitch at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Stephen Green)
The Cubs will make a brief return trip home to host the Dodgers from June 22-25.
The Cubs 2015 Special Group Nights kick off Tuesday, June 23, as teachers and their family members are invited to celebrate the start of summer during the fifth annual Teacher Appreciation Night at Wrigley Field. The Cubs are offering $30 tickets in the Terrace Reserved Outfield to teachers and their family members to watch the Cubs take on the Dodgers at 7:05 p.m. Participants will receive a commemorative messenger bag.
The fun continues Wednesday, June 24, as youth baseball and softball teams are invited to catch a game together at the Friendly Confines during this year’s Youth Baseball and Softball Appreciation Night. The Cubs are offering $24 tickets in the Terrace Reserved Outfield for youth baseball and softball teams and their families. Participants will receive a Cubs rope twist necklace. To learn more about the Cubs 2015 Special Group Nights and to purchase tickets, visit cubs.com/specialevents.
In addition, the Cubs will help raise awareness for autism spectrum disorders with a special group promotion June 24. Tickets for this promotion can be purchased online. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased for this promotion will be donated to Autism Speaks.
The Cubs and Cubs Charities continue this year’s “Let’s Give” charitable campaign during the homestand. On Wednesday, June 24, the Cubs leadership team and front office associates will host a signing ceremony for the incoming 2015 Cubs Scholars class and celebrate the college selections of the 2014 graduate class in Wrigley Field’s Audi Club. The Cubs Scholars program, launched in 2013, offers Chicago inner-city high school students financial contributions and a team-sponsored mentorship program designed to promote academic achievement and post-secondary educational advancement.
Also, the Hornitos Hacienda—formerly the Left-Field Well—will make its debut during the homestand as Hornitos becomes the Official Tequila of the Chicago Cubs and naming rights partner of the recently launched left-field group space.
The Hornitos Hacienda features space close to the field in the first two rows above the left-field wall with designated standing room and limited seating for groups of approximately 15-50 fans. This space offers guests the best view in the Budweiser Bleachers to catch all the action and is perfect for bachelor/bachelorette parties and special events. The Hornitos Hacienda is available for group reservations by calling 773-404-4242.
As part of the partnership, Hornitos will have a branding presence at Wrigley Field, including signage on the left-field wall and in-game promotion on the left-field video board.
Hornitos Tequila, which has been available in the enhanced Budweiser Bleachers since their reopening in May, will continue to be available for fans in the bleachers. Premium cocktails featuring Hornitos Tequila also will be available at various locations throughout the ballpark.
Tickets remain available for the upcoming homestand at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.
Guests and Entertainment:
On Monday, June 22, University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.
On Tuesday, June 23, former Chicago Bears tight end Tim Wrightman will throw a first pitch.
Comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch Thursday, June 25.
This homestand, the Decade Diner located in the right-field concourse will serve an Asian Pork Burger featuring a pork burger patty glazed with sweet chili sauce and Asian slaw on a toasted Hawaiian bun. The Salmon Burger homestand special features a grilled salmon burger, candied red onions, avocado, arugula and herb aioli.
Homestand Recap, June 22-25:
Monday, June 22 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.
- The newly named Hornitos Hacienda will make its debut
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly
- Broadcast: WGN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Tuesday, June 23 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.
- Special Group Night: Fifth Annual Teacher Appreciation Night
- First pitch: Former Chicago Bears tight end Tim Wrightman
- Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Wednesday, June 24 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.
- Special Group Night: Youth Baseball and Softball Appreciation Night
- Broadcast: CSN, ESPN2, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com
Thursday, June 25 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:20 p.m.
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Comedian and Chicago native Tom Dreesen
- Broadcast: WLS, MLBN, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com
(Photo by Stephen Green)
If you’re in the Phoenix area this week for Spring Training, join Cubs outfielder David DeJesus, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and other big league ballplayers for a drink—for a good cause, of course.
The David DeJesus Family Foundation will be hosting a Celebrity Bartending Night on Wednesday, March 20, at the American Junkie Bar in Scottsdale, Ariz., to benefit families in need. Featured celebrity bartenders include Darwin Barney, Anthony Rizzo, Travis Wood, Adam Eaton, Javy Guerra, David Hernandez, Casey Kelly, George Kontos and Wade Miley.
The event goes from 9-11 p.m., and general admission tickets are available for purchase at the door for $50 per person. VIP tickets are $150 and include a preparty cocktail hour from 8- 9 p.m. with food and a private mix-and-mingle as the players learn how to bartend.
“We are excited to raise funds to support our mission from this fun event,” said DeJesus. “My wife, Kim, and I started the David DeJesus Family Foundation and are excited to be continuing its growth here in Arizona.”
The event is being hosted in conjunction with Issues Concerning Athletes and MiCamp Merchant Services. American Junkie Bar is located at 4363 N. 75th St., in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The David DeJesus Family Foundation was created by Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife, Kim, in order to help families in crisis in Chicago and in parts of the world where people lack basic human needs. DDFF is committed to helping alleviate suffering for those that face devastation due to illness, poverty or disaster as well as those who seek a voice to be heard. In particular, DDFF has been actively involved in the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
(Photo by David Durochik)
1. DAD AND YOU (Sunday): Play catch, run the bases and sit in the Wrigley Field dugouts with a ticket to Hey, Dad, Wanna Have a Catch?, benefitting Chicago Cubs Charities. Participant tickets are $150, with guest tickets available for $15. Just two time slots remain!
2. BLEACHER BONANZA (Weekly): Cubs fans sitting in the Bud Light Bleachers can take advantage of incredible promotions on food and beer, and free T-shirts. Available Monday through Wednesday throughout the season.
3. PEEK INSIDE THE CUBS-VERSE (At home): AT&T U-verse TV subscribers can sit in their own virtual control room for Cubs home games aired on WGN-TV. The exclusive Chicago Cubs Multiview app allows viewers to select up to four camera angles and record games.
1. BEST BUY OF TICKETS: The Cubs Best Buy Pack includes four tickets to any April or May home game, four Vienna Beef hot dogs and four Bud Light, Budweiser or Pepsi beverages. Remaining games start at just $40 before taxes and is available throughout the upper deck, terrace and bleachers.
2. MEET THE TEAM: Roam the outfield grass and collect autographs from Cubs players and coaches at Meet the Team, Have a Ball, benefitting Chicago Cubs Charities. A complimentary bleachers ticket is included for the May 25, 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Mets.
3. TAKE A TRIP: Official partner Cubs Destinations provides the best way for out-of-town fans to see the Cubs-Yankees series at Wrigley Field, June 17-19. Packages include the Friday and Saturday games, with the option of booking a hotel or adding on tickets to Sunday’s game.