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Chicago Cub Charities hosts field experiences at Wrigley for fans (and dads) in June

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Ever dream of walking through the outfield of the Friendly Confines and having an opportunity to meet your favorite Chicago Cubs player? Now's your chance. As Wrigley Field prepares for its 100 year celebration, fans have the opportunity to step on the ballpark's hallowed field in June with two unique experiences hosted by Chicago Cubs Charities.

On Tuesday, June 11th at 2:30 p.m., fans can participate in Meet The Team, Have A Ball presented by Bank of America. This annual event provides the opportunity for Cubs fans to walk on the outfield grass, see their name on the Wrigley Field scoreboard and collect autographs from 2013 Cubs players and coaches in attendance. Admission includes an authentic MLB baseball, ball cube and a ballpark snack.

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On Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day) beginning at 12pm, fans can participate in Catch In The Confines presented by Advocate Children's Hospital, where they can spend 50-minutes throwing the ball in the outfield, running bases, visiting the batting cage or chatting in the dugouts of Wrigley. Admission includes a commemorative t-shirt, photograph, baseball and lunch. For family and friends that want to watch participants, guest tickets are available and include access to stadium and lunch. Currently time slots available are 1pm and 2pm with more being added if necessary.

"These events are a fun and unique way for fans of all ages to experience Wrigley Field and the Cubs up close and the great work of Chicago Cubs Charities. Funds raised through these two events will benefit at-risk youth and families in our community," explains Laura Ricketts.

Chicago Cubs Charities harnesses the passion of Cubs fans to improve the lives of children and families across the city and beyond. The goal is to provide increased access to sports opportunities and target improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. Chicago Cubs Charities supports the most effective non-profits and programs across the Chicagoland area. In the last 12 years, Chicago Cubs Charities and Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation fund, have granted more than $18 million to deserving organizations. Chicago Cubs Charities is honored to support the people and organizations which make our city a great place to work, live and play ball. www.cubs.com/community

Tickets for both events are available online at www.cubs.com/community or by calling 773-404-CUBS. Admission for Meet The Team, Have A Ball is $300 per person and for Catch In The Confines is $150 per participant with $15 guest tickets. Proceeds benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.

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