Cubs Charities will team up with Major League Baseball to take part in the fight against pediatric cancer by helping Wrigley Field "go gold" Friday, September 2. Cubs Charities will host a special pregame ceremony along with other gold-themed activations throughout the ballpark, including fundraising opportunities to help fund pediatric cancer research and awareness.
Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation's Laugh-Off for Cancer
January 14, 2016 - Studio Paris
The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation hosted the second annual "Laugh-Off for Cancer" event at Studio Paris January 14. The night featured Cubs players taking the stage with improvisational actors from The Second City and jokes from headliner Brody Stevens.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon kicked off the second annual Respect Bald fundraiser Saturday, March 5, at Sloan Park. Maddon, participating Cubs players and coaches, Cubs associates and fans had their heads shaved to benefit pediatric cancer research and support.
The 11th Annual Race to Wrigley Charity Run presented by ATI Physical Therapy was a huge success. Held Saturday, April 23, more than 6,000 runners raced through the Lakeview neighborhood before they entered the concourse through the Budweiser Bleacher Gate on Sheffield Avenue and crossed the finish line steps away from the Wrigley Field Marquee. This year's race raised more than $350,000 for Cubs Charities, which provides increased access to sports opportunities and targets improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk.
April 28, 2016 - Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, Chicago
On April 28, guests gathered at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom to show their support for Cubs Charities at the sixth annual Bricks and Ivy Ball. The event raised more than $1.65 million, a fundraising record since the inception of the event, to support Cubs Charities' programs. The sold-out benefit featured 2016 Chicago Cubs players, owners, alumni and executives who mingled with the more than 800 guests in attendance.
Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation's Cook-Off for Cancer
June 2, 2016 - Morgan Manufacturing, Chicago
Anthony Rizzo hosted the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation's fourth annual Cook-Off for Cancer event at Morgan Manufacturing Thursday, June 2. More than 700 guests attended the sold-out event which featured 15 notable Chicago chefs and restaurants. Rizzo, alongside his teammates and coaches, served food and drinks while guests voted for their favorite chefs and dishes.
Foundation To Be Named Later's Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago
June 17, 2016 - Metro, Chicago
The fifth annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago benefit concert rocked Chicago again at Metro Chicago. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and the Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars took the stage for an evening of music and giving back to the Chicago community.
Attendees joined Chicago Cubs pitcher and cancer survivor Jon Lester and his wife Farrah, Cubs players and coaches for an amazing night of live country music, as well as fun carnival games, a live and silent auction and great food from Bub City and Chicago Cut.
Kerry Wood and Friends Battle of the Bats Charity Home Run Derby
July 10, 2016 - Wrigley Field
The Wood Family Foundation joined Cubs Charities to host the second annual Kerry Wood and Friends Battle of the Bats Charity Home Run Derby at Wrigley Field. Kerry Wood and other Cubs alumni coached players to swing for the fences while competing for the ultimate title of Home Run Derby Champion.
July 20, 2016 - The Wintrust Bank Building, Chicago
Grab a suit and sneakers for an unforgettable night of amateur boxing, great food and giving back to Chicago's youth. Sit ringside with Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Cubs players for the second annual Respect 90 Main Event at the Wintrust Bank Building. The event will feature several local youth boxers at various skill levels as well as a special main event bout.
Cubs Wives Present Players' Favorite Things Baskets
July 16, 2016 - Wrigley Field
Cubs wives and girlfriends created and auctioned off Chicago Cubs "Players' Favorite Things Baskets." Each basket contained one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia and hand-picked items, such as players' favorite movies, restaurant gift cards, snacks, team gear and much more.