First Look: Cubs upcoming homestand with food, beverage, giveaways, more

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First Look: Cubs upcoming homestand with food, beverage, giveaways, more

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs return home Monday, May 20, for a seven-game homestand with visits from the Philadelphia Phillies May 20-23 and the Cincinnati Reds May 24-26.

Cubs Charities continues its month of giving with the Cubs Jr. All-Stars rally at Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center Monday, May 20, and the Diamond Project Grants Brunch Wednesday, May 22. On Monday, Clark the Cub will visit 300 students during the Cubs Jr. All-Stars rally, getting them active and healthy while having fun playing baseball and softball. On Wednesday, Cubs Charities and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation will celebrate a commitment of more than $1.5 million to 63 organizations across Chicago. Each of the recipients are benefiting from the Diamond Project, which aims to expand baseball and softball opportunities for Chicago’s children and youth by engaging kids with skilled coaches and quality programming and providing safe and accessible places to play the game.

On Friday, May 24, the Cubs will host the first #BudFridays this season. The first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults 21 and older will receive a Cubs cap specially designed by Amuse126 as a part of the Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser. Fans also can visit the Cubs Store, located behind home plate, to view a mural painted by Amuse126, as well as purchase an exclusive Cubs x Amuse126 cap collaboration by New Era. For more information on the Cubs Cap Artist Series, visit www.cubs.com/artistseries.

Food and Beverage Offerings:

The Cubs and hospitality partner Levy are bringing locally sourced, chef-driven menu items to Wrigley Field, including pork tenders, beer can chicken sandwich, short rib disco fries, Wrigley house chips and more. For more information, visit www.cubs.com/food.

Hot Doug's returns with its rotating selections on Platform 14, located behind the center field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. Served this homestand are the Thad Bosley, a Portuguese linguiça sausage with smoked-paprika mustard and Swiss cheese; the Bill Bonham, an atomic pork sausage with cherry marmalade and smoked Gouda cheese; the Rick Reuschel, a spicy Vienna Beef jalapeño cheddar sausage with jalapeño mustard, pepper jack cheese and crispy fried onions.


Homestand Details, May 20-26:

Monday, May 20, Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m.

· Special Ticket Offer: Women’s Empowerment

· Pregame: Cubs Jr. All-Stars rally at Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center

· National anthem: Ta-Tynisa Wilson from the Chicago company of “Hamilton”

· First pitch: City Clerk of Chicago Anna Valencia

· 7th inning stretch: MLB Network host and play-by-play announcer Bob Costas and MLB Network analyst Joe Girardi

· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, May 21, Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:05 p.m.

· Special Ticket Offer: Law Enforcement and Firefighter Appreciation

· First pitch: Lt. John Sampson from Engine 78

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Actor from “Chicago Fire” Christian Stolte

· Broadcast: WGN, ESPN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

Wednesday, May 22, Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m.

· Special Ticket Offer: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

· Pregame: Diamond Project Grants Brunch at Wrigley Field

· Pregame: Javy Báez will launch the 2019 “Los Magos” program with a group of students from Horace Greeley Elementary School

· Pregame: University of Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith will deliver the lineup card

· First pitch: University of Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood

· First pitch: James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano

· 7th inning stretch: University of Illinois volleyball head coach Chris Tamas

· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, May 23, Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:20 p.m.

· Promotion: Cubs Reusable Tote Bag presented by MLB Network, up to the first 20,000 early arriving fans

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Former Cubs catcher Randy Hundley

· Broadcast: ABC7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

· Postgame: Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s Cook-Off for Cancer

Friday, May 24, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

· Promotion: Cubs Cap Artist Series presented by Budweiser, up to the first 5,000 early arriving Budweiser Bleacher adults age 21 and older

· First pitch: Amuse126, artist from the Cubs Cap Artist Series

· Broadcast: NBC Sports Chicago, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

· Postgame: Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” T-shirt initiative by representing Strides for Peace, an organization working to stop gun violence, save lives and build a stronger Chicago

Saturday, May 25, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

· First pitch and 7th inning stretch: Actress and Chicago native Aimee Garcia

· Broadcast: ABC7, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, May 26, Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

· Promotion: Cubs Camo Athletic Shirt presented by Magellan Corporation, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans

· National anthem: Actor and musician Brandon Niederauer

· Pregame: Magellan’s Military Heroes will “take the field” and meet Cubs players

· First pitch: Members of the professional softball team Chicago Bandits

· Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, WRTO 1200, Cubs.com

· Postgame: Kids Run The Bases, first 1,000 kids 13 and younger

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