Results tagged ‘ Cubs Care ’

3/18 Golf tourney raises $25,000

The inaugural Chicago Cubs Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament raised $25,000 for charitable organizations in Mesa on Friday. Proceeds will be shared between Chicago Cubs Charities, Sunshine Acres Children’s Home, Banner Cardon Children’s Medical Center and the Mesa HoHoKam Foundation. More than 70 golfers participated, including Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams, GM Jim Hendry, assistant GM Randy Bush, radio broadcaster Keith Moreland, Major Leaguers Bill Buckner, Mariano Duncan, Jeff Fassero, and John “Blue Moon” Odom, and Phoenix Suns Tim Kempton and Eddie Johnson.

— Carrie Muskat

11/21 Football at Wrigley – Part II

Hundreds of football and Cubs fans were able to punt, pass and kick on the football field at Wrigley Field Sunday, and all for a good cause. Those who took part in the charitable event Sunday raised $50,000 for Cubs Care. Fans were allowed on the field for one hour sessions. Many brought footballs to toss around and try to kick through the goal posts. Some brought baseball and gloves.

“You can’t be on Wrigley Field and not play baseball,” one man said as he played catch.
Cheri Leeds and Kim Fortner also ran around on the football field, which was built for Saturday’s Illinois-Northwestern game. They are both teachers in Chicago and attend about half of the Cubs’ home games. This was Fortner’s second time on Wrigley’s playing surface, but she’s never been on the field for baseball. She also took part in a public skate after Wrigley hosted an NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings on New Year’s Day.

“I’m a diehard Cubs fan,” Fortner said.

On Monday, the grounds crew will get to work prepping the field for baseball and remove all of the sod, install a new infield and rebuild the pitcher’s mound. Opening Day is April 1.

— Carrie Muskat

8/18 Chocolate Randy & Cubs Care

Like chocolate? Chicago’s own chocolatier, Fannie May, will donate 100 percent of the
profits from the sale of their ice cream on Friday to Cubs Care, a fund of the
McCormick Foundation. Cubs pitcher Randy Wells is doing his part. You can meet Wells this Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. CT at the Michigan Avenue Fannie May store. Get an autographed picture from Wells and enjoy some ice cream treats.

— Carrie Muskat

4/24 Race to Wrigley

RACE.JPGMore than 8,300 runners packed under the Wrigley Field marquee on the corner of Clark and Addison streets as part of the 5th Annual Race to Wrigley Saturday. The record number of runners helped raise more than $150,000 to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities and Children’s Memorial Hospital. Ernie Banks served as the official race starter.

The course route began under the marquee and led runners through the Lakeview neighborhood and inside the ballpark’s concourse before finishing at the corner of Clark and Addison. Lars Juhl won in 15 minutes 25 seconds, while Christine Anderson claimed the top female time at 18:17.

(photo courtesy of Edward Thomas, Fanfoto)

— Carrie Muskat