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