cubs caravanThe Cubs Caravan is an annual two-day event in which Chicago Cubs players, coaches, and executives head out to visit folks in the community (usually schools). It usually occurs in the lead up to the Cubs Convention, and is a cool way for kids to experience the Cubs up close and personal.

This year’s iteration will focus on fitness, and will engage participants in physical activities and health-related exercises. Expected to be in attendance: David Bell, Joe Bohringer, Mike Borzello, Michael Bowden, Randy Bush, Shawn Camp, Tony Campana, Steve Clevenger, Rob Deer, David DeJesus, Jim Deshaies, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Len Kasper, Andy Lane, Dave McKay, Jason McLeod, Keith Moreland, Jamie Quirk, Shiraz Rehman, Anthony Rizzo, James Rowson, James Russell, Dave Sappelt, Lester Strode and Dale Sveum.

More details, including the schedule, from the press release:

The tour will visit six schools, four hospitals and the Chicago Public Library January 16 and 17. New stops this year include the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine base where Cubs players, coaches and front office staff will serve lunch to active duty military and veterans in partnership with the USO. The Caravan will also stop at the new Cubs Single-A affiliate Kane County Cougars’ ballpark and at the Museum of Science and Industry.



Two lucky schools were selected as winners of the Cubs Caravan Visits My School Contest this year. Montini Catholic High School and DeWitt Clinton Elementary School will be part of this year’s Caravan. Montini Catholic (Lombard, Ill.) was selected as a contest winner because of their passion and enthusiasm for the Chicago Cubs in proudly displaying team memorabilia throughout the school. DeWitt Clinton Elementary School was selected for integrating Cubs baseball into their teaching curriculum and their commitment to fitness initiatives; a key component of the Chicago Cubs Charities mission.

CUBS ON THE MOVE 2013 CARAVAN ITINERARIES

TOUR ONE

DATESITE
January 169 a.m. – Montini Catholic High School – Lombard, IL
11 a.m. – 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 3034 W. Foster Ave. – Chicago (Cubs Caravan Luncheon)
12:15 p.m. – Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL (Two players)
1 p.m. – DeWitt Clinton Elementary School – Chicago
2:15 p.m. – Museum of Science and Industry – Chicago
January 1710 a.m. – Fox Chase Elementary School – Oswego, IL
11:15 a.m. – Kane County Cougars – Geneva, IL
2 p.m. – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, IL
4 p.m. – Urban Initiatives at Jahn World Language Elementary School – Chicago

 

 

 

 

TOUR TWO

DATESITE
January 169:15 a.m. – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago – Chicago
 11 a.m. – 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, 3034 W. Foster Ave. – Chicago (Cubs Caravan Luncheon)
 2 p.m. – Battalion 9 Fire House – Chicago
 3:45 p.m. – Chicago Public Library: Merlo Branch – Chicago
  
January 179:30 a.m. – Lake View High School – Chicago
 11 a.m. – D’Agostino’s Pizza with Blaine Elementary School – Chicago
 3 p.m. – John Spry Elementary School – Chicago
 3:30 p.m. – Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Ronald McDonald House – Chicago



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