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06/23/2010 12:36 PM ET
Chicago Cubs introduce "Chicago Cubs Fantasy Camp at Wrigley Field"
40-person roster will be Cubs for a day, including one-day contracts, coaching from Cubs legends, custom uniforms and game action -- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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This August, 40 diehard Cubs fans will enjoy the ultimate two-day experience at Wrigley Field as part of the "Chicago Cubs Fantasy Camp at Wrigley Field." In a two-day event package, participants will first watch the Cubs face the Cincinnati Reds in VIP style from a private suite, followed by a day of on-field training and actual baseball games with Cubs legends.

"The Chicago Cubs Fantasy Camp gives some of our most loyal fans the chance to take batting practice off former All-Star pitcher Rick Sutcliffe, listen to batting tips from Hall of Famers like Billy Williams and Ernie Banks, and play baseball games on Wrigley Field as a Chicago Cub," said Wally Hayward, EVP, chief sales and marketing officer of the Chicago Cubs.

On August 8, the 40-person Fantasy Camp roster will watch the Cubs take batting practice and meet select Cubs players before the ballpark's gates open. The group will then be escorted to a private mezzanine suite to enjoy the 1:20 contest vs. the Cincinnati Reds.

On August 9, participants will be able to fulfill a lifelong fantasy of playing baseball games at Wrigley Field as a Chicago Cub. All participants will arrive at the ballpark and be granted immediate access into the Cubs' locker room, where they will sign one-day contracts and receive customized Cubs uniforms. Guests will participate in instructional clinics at four stations on the field, including a batting cage, infield drills, outfield drills and a bullpen session. Teams will then face off for a four-team hard ball tournament on the diamond. A press conference follows in the team press room, followed by a post-tournament banquet. Former Cubs Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams, former All-Star pitchers Lee Smith and Rick Sutcliffe, and former All-Star catcher Randy Hundley will instruct guests, relive historic memories and provide their unique insight on the game of baseball. Participant's families are welcome at the ballpark to view the event.

Each Fantasy Camp roster spot includes a mezzanine suite ticket for the Cubs' August 8 game vs. Cincinnati, a customized Chicago Cubs uniform, behind-the-scenes access to Wrigley Field, on-field participation, photos and video from both days, personal interaction with Cubs heroes and memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information, please call 773-404-4748 or e-mail wrigleyexperience@cubs.com.

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