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1/6 Big Z at Cubs convention

If you’re going to the Cubs Convention Jan. 14-16, you can help some orphaned children in Guatemala and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago. For the second straight year, Carlos Zambrano’s “Big Z Foundation” will have a booth at the convention. Anyone making a donation will receive a t-shirt. Fans also will be able to enter a raffle for souvenirs.

Zambrano has a personal motive. The father of three girls, the Cubs pitcher is in the process of adopting a boy from Guatemala. He has gone there each of the last two offseasons to work with a group called Hope of Life, or Esperanza de Vida, which is devoted to promoting educational, medical and spiritual development. During his recent visit, Zambrano not only toured a new hospital that’s part of Hope of Life’s efforts but also helped distribute rice, soup and bread to more than 300 people.

* Are you interested in going to the Cubs Convention? There are still rooms available at the Hilton Chicago. Ask for the Cubs Convention rate, and fans with room reservations can purchase weekend passes for $20 each (limit four per room). In addition, the Cubs are offering a special autographed item to everyone who books a room under the Cubs Convention rate. There will be one item per room while supplies last. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Chicago at 312-922-4400.

– Carrie Muskat

12/21 Wood, Z, Pena at convention

Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano and new first baseman Carlos Pena will be among the players attending the 2011 Cubs Convention, Jan. 14-16 at the Hilton Chicago. Wood, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract last Friday to return to the Cubs, will be among the players attending the winter fan fest and will be joined by Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Marlon Byrd, Carlos Marmol, Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro.

Cubs manager Mike Quade will answer fans questions, and attendees will get to meet prospects Chris Archer, Jay Jackson, Chris Carpenter and DJ LeMahieu.

A limited number of convention passes are available for purchase by visiting http://www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. Each weekend pass is $60 plus convenience fees, with proceeds to benefit Chicago Cubs Charities. Passes include access to all autograph/photo opportunities, question and answer sessions, memorabilia and vendor booths, as well as interactive areas for fans of all ages.

– Carrie Muskat

11/3 Convention tix on sale today

Weekend passes for the 26th annual Cubs Convention go on sale today at 10 a.m. CDT. The Cubs Convention will be held Jan. 14-16, 2011, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago. Passes will be available for purchase by visiting http://www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.

Fans can purchase up to four weekend passes per person while they last. Each weekend pass is $60 plus convenience fees, with proceeds benefiting Chicago Cubs Charities. Passes include access to all autograph/photo opportunities, question and answer sessions, memorabilia and vendor booths, as well as interactive areas.

Rooms at a special Cubs Convention rate are still available at the Hilton Chicago. Fans with room reservations under the special rate can purchase weekend passes for $20 each (limit four per room). In addition, the Cubs will offer a special autographed item to everyone who books a room under the Cubs Convention rate (one item per room while supplies last). Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Chicago at (312) 922-4400. Proceeds from the winter fan fest benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.

– Carrie Muskat

10/27 Cubs Convention tix on sale Nov. 3

Can’t wait for summer to see the 2011 Cubs? Weekend passes for the 26th annual Cubs Convention will go on sale Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. CDT.

The Cubs Convention will be held Jan. 14-16, 2011, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago. Passes will be available for purchase by visiting http://www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.

Fans can purchase up to four weekend passes per person while they last. Each weekend pass is $60 plus convenience fees, with proceeds benefiting Chicago Cubs Charities. Passes include access to all autograph/photo opportunities, question and answer sessions, memorabilia and vendor booths, as well as interactive areas.

Rooms at a special Cubs Convention rate are still available at the Hilton Chicago. Fans with room reservations under the special rate can purchase weekend passes for $20 each (limit four per room). In addition, the Cubs will offer a special autographed item to everyone who books a room under the Cubs Convention rate (one item per room while supplies last). Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Chicago at (312) 922-4400.

– Carrie Muskat

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