If you have any questions, just ask - cubsconvention@hotmail.com. And be sure to send along your photos and experiences after the Convention so we can share!

Please visit the Forum to share your thoughts on the Cubs Convention, who you got to meet, what presentations you attended, what you got autographed and what players and features you would like to see at the Cubs Convention.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Cubs Convention Attendees List

Here is the list of players, coaches, executives and broadcasters scheduled to appear at this year's Cubs Convention:

Current Players

Darwin Barney
Marlon Byrd
Tony Campana
Chris Carpenter
Welington Castillo
Starlin Castro
Steve Clevenger
Casey Coleman
David DeJesus
Ryan Dempster
Blake DeWitt
Matt Garza
Reed Johnson
Bryan LaHair
Carlos Marmol
James Russell
Jeff Samardzija
Alfonso Soriano
Geovany Soto
Ian Stewart
Chris Volstad
Randy Wells
Travis Wood

Current Coaching Staff

Dale Sveum
Chris Bosio
Rudy Jaramillo
Jamie Quirk
Lester Strode
Dave McKay

Minor League Players

Jeff Beliveau
Michael Brenly
Shawon Dunston Jr.
Brett Jackson
Junior Lake
Anthony Rizzo
Matt Szczur
Josh Vitters

Team Executives

Tom Ricketts
Laura Ricketts
Pete Ricketts
Todd Ricketts
Crane Kenney
Theo Epstein

Baseball Staff/Broadcasters

Jed Hoyer
Jason McLeod
Randy Bush
Shiraz Rehman
Oneri Fleita
Tim Wilken
Joe Bohringer
Pat Hughes
Len Kasper
Bob Brenly

Former Players

Ernie Banks
Glenn Beckert
Mike Bielecki
Bill Buckner
Jose Cardenal
Andre Dawson
Bob Dernier
Shawon Dunston
Jeff Fassero
Todd Hollandsworth
Randy Hundley
Fergie Jenkins
Vance Law
Jon Lieber
Bill Madlock
Gary Matthews
Rick Monday
Keith Moreland
Dave Otto
Milt Pappas
Scott Sanderson
Dwight Smith
Lee Smith
Tim Stoddard
Rick Sutcliffe
Steve Trout
Todd Walker
Billy Williams
Eric Young

Monday, January 9, 2012

Kerry Wood to Host "Winter Warm-Up" January 13, 2012 to Raise Money for His Charity

Although Kerry Wood remains unsigned by the Cubs, he is hosting "Woody's Winter Warm-up, A Celebrity Mixer" on January 13, 2012 at the Navy Pier Harry Caray's from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Kerry Wood and friends will serve drinks and work for tips to raise money and awareness for the Wood Family Foundation.

Confirmed Cubs players include Marlon Byrd, Matt Garza, Geovany Soto, Starlin Castro, Ryan Dempster, Randy Wells, Welington Castillo, Darwin Barney, and James Russell. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, baseball legends Ernie Banks, and Rick Sutcliffe, and former Chicago Bears Richard Dent and Otis Wilson are also scheduled to appear. 

Autograph seekers be warned, however, as the promotional materials state that no memorabilia will be allowed into the event and that bags will be checked at the door.

The evening will include "meet and greet" opportunities with Cubs players, silent auction, premium open bar, dinner buffet and raffle with all proceeds benefitting the WFF.  Net proceeds from Woody's Winter Warm-up will support the Wood Family Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children in and around Chicago. The Foundation is committed to funding both immediate and long-term relief projects for various children's issues.

Individual tickets - $150 (Standing room only)
Reserved Booth for 4 people - $1000 (Includes tableside cocktail service only)

To order visit http://www.woodfamilyfoundation.org/.