On Wednesday, May 17, Kyle Schwarber, with support from Cubs Charities, will launch “Neighborhood Heroes,” a campaign designed to recognize first responders and honor their heroism, personal courage and devotion to duty. Kyle will meet with and host 45 police officers, firefighters and military veterans at that night’s game.
On Thursday, May 18, Miguel Montero will host a group of students from Greeley Elementary School as part of his #WeAreGood Kids initiative. Montero is honoring the Greeley students for their perfect school attendance to date.
That same night, Anthony Rizzo, with support from Cubs Charities, will host the 5th Annual Cook-Off for Cancer. Event proceeds support the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to raise money for cancer research and provide support to children and their families battling the disease.
On Friday, May 19, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his support of Chicago nonprofit organizations through his “Respect Community” T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon represents a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization’s T-shirt during his postgame press conference. This week, Maddon will represent City Year, an education-focused organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed.
On Monday, May 22, Jake and Brittany Arrieta will partner with City Year to support facility enhancements at Jahn Elementary School in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.
On Wednesday, May 24, Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez will host a group of students from Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy as part of “Davey’s Dugout,” an initiative that provides youth the chance to attend a Cubs game for the first time.
On Thursday, May 25, Cubs Charities, together with the Warren Park Youth Baseball League, will evoke memories of 1988 at Wrigley Field by celebrating the first night game at Warren Park thanks to a $100,000 investment from the Cubs Charities Diamond Project.