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/.
If you have any questions, just ask - firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to send along your photos and experiences after the Convention so we can share!
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