Summer in January.
Put away those winter blues and get out your Cubbie blues. Summer will be here before you know it. Catch a preview of the 2011 season at the 26th Annual Cubs Convention from Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2011. Passes will go on sale Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10a.m., CDT at www.cubs.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS.
The convention will be held at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan. 312 922 4400.
Although the list of attendees has not been announced, fans can expect to see new Cubs Manager Mike Quade, most of the current players, the Ricketts family, Jim Hendry along with many greats from the past. If the past is any indicator of the future, Mr. Cub Ernie Banks will be on hand.
Ricketts Video from 2010 Cubs Convention.
Pass holders will have access to all autograph/photo opportunities, question and answer sessions, memorabilia, interactive areas and vendor booths.
Fans can purchase up to four weekend passes per person. Each weekend pass is $60 plus convenience fees.
Rooms at a special Cubs Convention rate are still available at the Hilton Chicago. Fans with room reservations under the special rate can purchase weekend passes for $20 each (limit four per room). In addition, the Cubs will be offering a special autographed item to everyone who books a room under the Cubs Convention rate (one item per room while supplies last). Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Hilton Chicago at 312-922-4400.
Proceeds benefit Chicago Cubs Charities. The Cubs Convention has helped generate more that $4 million dollars for charity since its inception in 1986. The proceeds are given back to the Chicagoland community through contributions to schools, parks and non-profit organizations.
About Chicago Cubs Charities.
Chicago Cubs Charities supplements the efforts of the team and Cubs fans by improving the lives of children and families across Chicago. Chicago Cubs Charities looks for opportunities where moderate funding can produce significant results within the community. Chicago Cubs Charities promotes children and young-adult interest in sports; community-based services targeted to low- and moderate-income families; community development initiatives; and schools, parks, open spaces and organizations within the immediate neighborhoods surrounding Wrigley Field.
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