Chicago Cubs will join MLB in celebrating Lou Gehrig Day


Celebrate Lou Gehrig Day on Thursday, June 2

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs will join Major League Baseball in celebrating the second annual Lou Gehrig Day tomorrow, June 2, with a special guaranteed jackpot of $20,000 for the Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle, a giveaway from t Obvious Shirts for Budweiser Bleachers Ticket Holders, dedicated special Offer tickets, in-game entertainment and more, created to raise awareness for ALS while giving back to charities focused on finding a cure to this devastating disease.

For Lou Gehrig Day, I AM ALS co-founder Brian Wallach and Team Gleason co-founder Steve Gleason and their families will throw the ceremonial first pitches before the game begins and Steve Gleason will start the game with “Play Ball.” The Cubs will host various ALS organizations at the ballpark, and fans seated in the Budweiser Bleachers for the June 2 game will receive a custom t-shirt created by Obvious Shirts that raises awareness about the fight against ALS. The promotion is limited to the first 5,000 early arrival fans who can be redeemed upon arrival at the Budweiser Bleacher Gate.

On June 2 only, the Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle will have a special guaranteed jackpot of $20,000 presented by Sloan where one lucky winner will take home a minimum of $10,000 and the other half will benefit five different charities for ALS , including I AM ALS, Project Main St., Team Gleason, The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter and The Les Turner ALS Foundation. Illinois fans can purchase Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle tickets for the special Guaranteed Jackpot online at 11:00 a.m. CDT until the end of the game or Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle tickets can be purchased from of a raffle ambassador at Wrigley Field when the gates open until the bottom of the eighth inning. For more information about the Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle or to purchase raffle tickets, please visit www.cubs.com/raffle.

Additionally, fans are encouraged to stop by the Sloan Soaker at Gallagher Way from 5:05-7:05 p.m. CDT on June 2 for a chance to “soak” Marquee Sports Network talent, including Ryan Dempster and Taylor McGregor. , for a good cause. To enter, fans must purchase a minimum of five raffle tickets for $10 from a raffle ambassador at Gallagher Way during the designated time. Proceeds from the Sloan Soaker will be added to the Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle jackpot total for the June 2 game to benefit various ALS charities.

To help raise additional funds for one of the ALS charities highlighted at the June 2 game, Project Main St., Cubs Authentics will be auctioning off several items starting today, June 1, at 8:15 p.m. CDT through Wednesday, June 8, 8 p.m. CDT at www.cubs.com/auctions. Some items included are:

Unique experiences including a trip to Cubs 2023 spring training with Marquee Sports Network and the ability to call half an inning of a Cubs game on Marquee Sports Network

Autographed items by Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, Eddie Vedder and more

Mix of jerseys used in Memorial Day (May 30, 2022) and Lou Gehrig Day (June 2, 2022) play

Bases used in the Lou Gehrig Day game (June 2, 2022)

For fans who wish to attend Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field, a special ALS Awareness ticket offer is available. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated to Project Main St. Ticket offer, please visit www.cubs.com/specials.

To learn more about how to support the fight against ALS, please visit www.mlb.com/4ALS.

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