#Cubs homestand: Boxing, #WeAreGood t-shirts and more
The Cubs return home Monday for a six-game homestand, beginning with a three-game series against the Reds. Here are some highlights:
*On Wednesday, manager Joe Maddon and his wife, Jaye, will host “Respect the Main Event” at Ravenswood Event Center. The charity boxing event will feature local youth boxers at various skill levels as well as a special main event bout. Guests will be sit ringside with Cubs players, and enjoy cocktails, hand-rolled cigars and spirits tasting stations, dinner courtesy of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and a premium auction including wine and unique sports memorabilia.
A limited number of general admission tickets are available for $300 at http://www.Cubs.com/Maddon. A portion of the net proceeds will benefit Crushers Club’s youth boxing program in Englewood.
*The popular #WeAreGood T-shirts will be for sale on Friday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs Wives will offer the 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.
*On Monday, members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team, Lori Chalupny, Julie Johnston and Christen Press, will throw the first pitch and sing the seventh inning stretch.
*On Sunday, Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling will toss a first pitch and former Cubs broadcaster and current Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Bob Brenly will lead the stretch.
Let’s Give Charitable Campaign:
On Tuesday, Cubs Charities along with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, the Jason Motte Foundation, Jon Lester’s NVRQT campaign and Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation will launch the #LetsGoGold initiative to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month through Sept. 19.
Fans can visit http://www.CubsCharities.org to take part in the fight against cancer by making a donation to the respective nonprofits. The top fundraiser from each nonprofit listed above will receive two tickets and the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch at the Sept. 20 game. Cubs players and coaches will wear gold batting practice jerseys and hats before the team takes on division rival Cardinals that day. The jerseys and hats along with signed gold baseballs will be available for purchase through Cubs Authentics with proceeds benefiting player foundations.
*On Thursday, Maddon and his wife Jaye will be back in the community hosting “Spoxing for Charity,” a one-day pop-up fitness event under the Wrigley Field marquee. Spoxing is a group class, which uniquely combines spinning and boxing with a warm-up on stationary spin bikes followed by a heavy bag and boxing glove workout. Participants will partake in a 45-minute version of the class, offered during four different sessions, starting at 10 a.m. CT. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation. For more information, please visit http://www.Cubs.com/Popup.