Floppy hats, NVRQT & more on #Cubs homestand

The Cubs play host to the Giants and Brewers in a seven-game homestand that starts Thursday at Wrigley Field. Here are some of the promotions:

On Thursday, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Cubs Water Bottle presented by Comcast SportsNet. As part of Cholesterol Awareness Night, AstraZeneca will offer free lipid screenings and cholesterol education to fans 18-and-older across from Wrigley Field on Addison Street from 4 p.m. through the third inning.

On Friday, up to the first 10,000 fans 21-and-older will receive a Cubs Floppy Hat presented by RumChata.

On Saturday, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Ron Santo Retired Number Flag presented by StubHub.

On Sunday, up to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger will receive a “Construction Clark” Plush Bear. The first 1,000 kids 13-and-under can run the bases post-game, weather permitting.

On Tuesday, the Cubs invite Girls Scouts and their family members to join Girl Scout Night at Wrigley Field. Participants who attend this Special Group Night receive a commemorative Cubs-themed Scout Patch with their ticket, available at http://www.cubs.com/specialevents.

Next Wednesday is Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. Fans can show their support of Chicagoland law enforcement as each designated ticket in the Terrace Reserved Outfield includes a special Cubs Law Enforcement Baseball Cap. Special Group Night tickets are available at http://www.cubs.com/specialevents.

Let’s Give Charitable Campaign:
As part of this year’s ongoing “Let’s Give” campaign, fans will have the opportunity to learn more about Cubs Charities programming and give back to the community.

Following Friday’s game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative by representing the Breakthrough Youth Network. Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity. The Breakthrough Youth Network, with the support of a grant from Cubs Care, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, serves more than 780 students through an education and sports programming for at-risk youth. Breakthrough recently opened a FamilyPlex in East Garfield Park, including an indoor baseball training facility funded by a Cubs Charities Diamond Project grant.

NVRQT Night Aug. 13

Jon and Farrah Lester’s NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago takes place next Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. CT, featuring a celebrity “3 Up, 3 Down” game show, live and silent auctions, dinner and cocktails. A limited number of general admission tickets are available for $200 at http://www.cubs.com/NVRQT. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Lester’s NVRQT campaign, run by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), which helps raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.

The game will feature Cubs players Anthony Rizzo and David Ross, former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, Chicago native and former professional wrestler CM Punk, along with other celebrities, coaches and teammates as contestants.

Sing along

Among the seventh inning stretch singers this homestand are Chicago native Joel Murray on Thursday; Hall of Fame Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley on Friday; former Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe on Saturday; and Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Chris Collins on Sunday.

Looking ahead to next Wednesday, the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, will lead the stretch.

Under Armour All-America Baseball Game

Once the homestand concludes, Wrigley Field will host the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory on Aug. 15 at 3:05 p.m. CT. The game features some of the country’s top high school prospects during a weekend of intense competition, instruction and national exposure. Since the game’s inception in 2008, 217 of the 255 draft-eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft, including 60 first-round picks. Fans can learn more about the game and secure complimentary tickets at http://www.baseballfactory.com/allamerica.

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