1/9 Cubs caravan 2013

The Cubs have announced their 2013 Caravan Tour, which will include the winners of the “Cubs Caravan Visits My School Contest.” The annual tour will feature two buses of players, coaches and front office personnel. This year’s Caravan theme, “Cubs On The Move,” reflects the team’s and Chicago Cubs Charities’ focus on fitness and engaging participants in health and fitness activities. The tour will visit six schools, four hospitals and the Chicago Public Library Jan. 16-17. New stops include the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine base where Cubs players, coaches and front office staff will serve lunch to active duty military and veterans in partnership with the USO. The Caravan will also stop at the new Cubs Single-A affiliate Kane County Cougars’ ballpark and at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Two lucky schools were selected as winners of the Cubs Caravan Visits My School Contest this year. Montini Catholic High School and DeWitt Clinton Elementary School will be part of this year’s Caravan. Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL) was selected as a contest winner because of its passion and enthusiasm for the Cubs in proudly displaying team memorabilia throughout the school. DeWitt Clinton Elementary School was selected for integrating Cubs baseball into its teaching curriculum and its commitment to fitness initiatives.

Attendees (subject to change) include: David Bell, Joe Bohringer, Mike Borzello, Michael Bowden, Randy Bush, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Steve Clevenger, Rob Deer, David DeJesus, Jim Deshaies, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Len Kasper, Andy Lane, Dave McKay, Jason McLeod, Keith Moreland, Jamie Quirk, Shiraz Rehman, Anthony Rizzo, James Rowson, James Russell, Dave Sappelt, Lester Strode and Dale Sveum.

— Carrie Muskat


Carrie, any news on who might be making the trip down to Peoria on that specific Cubs Caravan?

The Cubs Caravan isn’t making a stop in Peoria this year. They are no longer affiliated with the Class A Peoria Chiefs.

The Central Illinois Chicago Cubs boosters have been selling tickets for $15 for the January 16th event at the Exposition Gardens and the local papers made an announcement back in the middle of December. http://www.pjstar.com/sports/x1353217425/Cubs-Caravan-will-return

The event is easily the baseball highlight of my winter and I was glad to learn the Caravan would still be making a trip to Peoria even after the single-A team moved to Kane County.

If you hear of anything different, please let us know. Thanks!

P.S. – I just started following your blog recently, but congrats on finishing #1 among the 30 MLB beat writer blogs.

P-town Tom, you are correct. The Peoria stop was not included in the release from the team announcing the Cubs Caravan stops, but I’m told they will stop there Jan. 16 as you posted. I don’t have a list of players/staff. Sorry for the mixup.

No problem, Carrie. Theo has probably more than doubled the size of the front office since he arrived, yet the PR department is still having trouble keeping up. It is what it is.

Keep up the good work. As I said before, I’m new to your blog, but my sister says you do great work. Can’t wait for the season to get going so I can read more of your stuff!

Will mr cub sign autographs here. It was announced that he’s coming to Peoria with them


Here’s the list for Peoria (just released Tues afternoon 1/15): Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, WGN Radio broadcaster Keith Moreland, hitting coach James Rowson and Assistant GM Randy Bush

Are there any minor leaguers attending Carrie?

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