12/16 Kerry Wood fundraiser Jan. 13

Kerry Wood will kick off the Cubs Convention with “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” a celebrity mixer, on Jan. 13 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. CT at Harry Caray’s Tavern on Navy Pier.  Wood will be joined by friends, teammates and baseball legends behind the bar to serve drinks and food to fans — and compete for tips — to raise money for the Wood Family Foundation.  Players who will take part include Marlon Byrd, Matt Garza, Sean Marshall, Andrew Cashner, Geovany Soto, Starlin Castro, Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells, Welington Castillo, Darwin Barney, James Russell and legends Ernie Banks & Rick Sutcliffe. The event will include “meet and greet” opportunities with Cubs players, a premium open bar, a dinner buffet, auction and raffle. All  proceeds benefit the foundation. Plus, there will also be a special acoustic performance by the Plain White T’s.

Tickets are $150 per person, or fans can reserve a booth for four people for $1,000, which includes tableside cocktail service.   Parking is available for $10 after 5 p.m. CT at the Navy Pier Garage.  For additional information or ticket sales, visit www.woodfamilyfoundation.org.

— Carrie Muskat

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