Kid K, Bryant bobbleheads & more in #Cubs last homestand
The Cubs open their final regular season homestand on Friday against the Cardinals. The 10-game homestand also includes games against the Brewers and Pirates, plus a make-up game against the Royals.
Among the promotions this coming homestand are a Kris Bryant Cubs Debut bobblehead, to be given Sept. 26 to the first
10,000 fans. On Sept. 28, the Cubs will give fans the Chicago Whales Replica Throwback Jerseys that were not given to early arriving fans on the original May 30 game date.
Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood will lead the seventh inning stretch on Saturday with Randy Hundley following on Sunday.
When the homestand concludes on Sept. 28, the Wrigley Field grounds crew will lead the crowd in the seventh inning stretch.
*On Saturday, Cubs pitcher Jason Motte will host the inaugural Chicago Cornhole Challenge featuring competition, food and beverage, and the unique opportunity for fans to play games against Cubs and Cardinals players and coaches. The tournament is a continuation of a similar event the Jason Motte Foundation launched in St. Louis.
Attendees will have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia during a live and silent auction. Net proceeds
from the Chicago Cornhole Challenge benefit the Jason Motte Foundation, which provides comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, both directly and indirectly, by cancers of all kinds.
*This month, Cubs Charities, the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, the Jason Motte Foundation, Jon Lester’s NVRQT campaign and Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation have teamed up to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and awareness. Fans can take part in the fight against cancer by fundraising in support of one of four teams at http://www.cubs.com/letsgogold. The top fundraiser from each team will throw a ceremonial first pitch during the Sept. 20 game for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day. In support of the day, Cubs players and coaches will wear gold-themed batting practice jerseys and hats as they gear up to take on the Cardinals. These jerseys, hats and autographed gold baseballs will be available for purchase through Cubs Authentics, with proceeds benefiting the participating player foundations.
*On Sept. 23, the Cubs will host a pregame reception and ceremony in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field. First baseman Anthony Rizzo will be recognized as the Cubs’ nominee.
*On Sept. 24, the Cubs, Cubs Charities, Wood Family Foundation, City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Schools will celebrate the grand opening of Kerry Wood Cubs Field at Clark Park near Lane Tech High School on Addison Street. The field, which was built by Turner Construction, includes seating for 1,250 spectators and will be used by
Chicago Public Schools citywide throughout the high school baseball season during and after school hours. The field also
will be open for use by recreational leagues and the general public.
*On Sept. 25, the Wood Family Foundation will host its inaugural Storybook Gala at Moonlight Studios. The “Pure
Imagination” event will have a Willy Wonka-inspired theme based off the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Ronald Dahl. Proceeds from the event will support Pitch In, the foundation’s afterschool mentoring program serving Chicago’s at- risk children. Tickets for the event and after-party are available at http://www.woodfamilyfoundation.org.
*Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative on Friday and again Sept. 25,
beginning with the One Step Camp by Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. Children’s Oncology Services is dedicated to
improving the quality of life of children diagnosed with cancer. Through their One Step Programs, pediatric cancer patients
can enjoy camp experiences and other programs throughout the year.