Cubs 10th Homestand Events and Promotions: 8/6/15-8/13/15
The Cubs look to keep their postseason push going as they return to Wrigley Field for series against the Giants from Aug. 6-9 and the Pirates from Aug. 11-13. Fans can enjoy a number of promotional giveaways, events and entertainment throughout the homestand.
Following the game Thursday, Aug. 13, Cubs pitcher and cancer survivor Jon Lester and his wife, Farrah, will host NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago. The night will include a celebrity “3 Up, 3 Down” tic-tac-toe-themed game show featuring Jon and Farrah, 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. Attendees can watch the excitement, partake in live and silent auctions, and enjoy dinner and cocktails. A limited number of general admission tickets are available for $200 at cubs.com/NVRQT. Tickets include food and beverage. 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.
Once the homestand concludes, Wrigley Field will host the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 3:05 p.m. The game features a collection 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 baseballfactory.com/allamerica.
Tickets remain available for both the Giants and Brewers series at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Details of the homestand follow.
On Thursday, Aug. 6, up to the first 10,000 fans at the game 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, Aug. 7, up to the first 10,000 fans 21-and-older will receive a Cubs floppy hat presented by RumChata.
Up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Ron Santo Retired Number Flag presented by StubHub on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Kids Sundays continue on Sunday, Aug. 9, with up to the first 5,000 children age 13 and younger receiving a “Construction Clark” Plush Bear. The first 1,000 kids 13-and-under can run the bases postgame, weather permitting.
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Cubs invite Girl 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 cubs.com/specialevents.
Wednesday, Aug. 12, is Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. Fans can show their support of Chicago area law enforcement as each designated ticket in the Terrace Reserved Outfield section includes a special Cubs law enforcement baseball cap. Special Group Night tickets are available at 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 the game on Friday, Aug. 7, 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 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.
Guests and Entertainment:
On Thursday, Aug. 6, Chicago-native actor Joel Murray will throw a ceremonial first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.
On Friday, Aug. 7, Hall of Fame Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch.
Former Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Chris Collins will throw a pitch and lead the stretch on Sunday, Aug. 9.
Chicago-native rock band Umphrey’s McGee will join the team for the National Anthem, first pitch and seventh-inning stretch on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, will lead the stretch on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
The Decade Diner in the right-field concourse will continue its rotating menu of homestand specials with a BBQ Brisket Sandwich featuring 18-hour-smoked beef brisket, Levy Restaurant’s signature BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato on a Martin’s famous potato roll. Fans also can order a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich with a breaded chicken breast, housemade marinara sauce and provolone on a toasted garlic hoagie roll.
Platform 14, the outdoor concession area in the Budweiser Bleachers located behind the center-field scoreboard, will continue serving three rotating selections of Hot Doug’s sausages. New this homestand are the “Mick Kelleher,” a bacon cheeseburger sausage with ketchup aioli, chopped bacon and Swiss cheese, and the “Ray Burris,” a chicken chorizo sausage with jalapeño dijonnaise and Chihuahua cheese. Returning is the “Champ Summers,” a spicy Vienna Polish sausage served with Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions.
Homestand Recap, August 6-13
Thursday, Aug. 6 vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.
- Promotion: Cubs Water Bottle presented by Comcast SportsNet (up to the first 10,000 fans)
- Cholesterol Awareness Night presented by AstraZeneca: Free lipid screenings and cholesterol education to fans 18-and-older across from Wrigley Field on Addison Street (4 p.m. through third inning)
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Chicago-native actor Joel Murray
- Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Friday, Aug. 7 vs. San Francisco Giants, 3:05 p.m.
- Promotion: Cubs Floppy Hat presented by RumChata (up to the first 10,000 fans 21-and-older)
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Hall of Fame Chicago Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley
- Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com
Saturday, Aug. 8 vs. San Francisco Giants, 3:05 p.m.
- Promotion: Ron Santo Retired Number Flag presented by StubHub (up to the first 10,000 fans)
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe
- Broadcast: ABC 7, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com
Sunday, Aug. 9 vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.
- Promotion: “Construction Clark” Plush Bear (up to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger); Kids Run the Bases postgame (first 1,000 kids 13-and-under)
- First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Chris Collins
- Broadcast: CSN, TBS, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Tuesday, Aug. 11 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.
- Special Group Night: Girl Scout Night (designated tickets include a Cubs-themed scout patch)
- National Anthem, first pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Chicago-native rock band Umphrey’s McGee
- Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Wednesday, Aug. 12 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.
- Special Group Night: Law Enforcement Appreciation Night (designated tickets include a Cubs Law Enforcement baseball cap)
- Seventh-inning stretch: Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron
- Broadcast: WGN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Thursday, Aug. 13 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.
- Broadcast: ABC 7, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
- NVRQT Night at Metro Chicago