28th Annual Cubs Convention is set

The Chicago Cubs announced Monday the dates and location for their 28th Annual Cubs Convention.  Complete details follow.

(Via the Chicago Cubs) – Chicago, IL (September 17, 2012) – The Chicago Cubs will host the 28th Annual Cubs Convention January 18-20, 2013, in downtown Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers at 301 E. North Water Street.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. CDT, Cubs fans can book rooms at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers by calling the hotel at 800-233-4100 and asking for the Cubs Convention rate of $179 per night plus tax. Guests who book a two-night stay will receive a limited-edition authenticated, autographed photo of Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson. Hotel guests may purchase up to four Cubs Convention passes for a reduced rate of $20 each. Individual Cubs Convention passes for guests not staying at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers will be sold for $60 per pass at a later date.

“We’re excited to offer our fans new experiences at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers for the 28th Annual Cubs Convention, as Cubs players, coaches, legends and executives come together to kick off the 2013 season,” said Wally Hayward, executive vice president, chief sales and marketing officer, Chicago Cubs. “The Cubs Convention is a great way for fans of all ages to gain access to the team, get excited for Spring Training and the season, and have fun in downtown Chicago with interactive exhibits, games and player panels.”

Cubs Convention will take place Friday, January 18, from 3-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 19, from 9 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, January 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information will be posted on www.cubs.com as details are confirmed.

A percentage of the proceeds from Cubs Convention benefits Chicago Cubs Charities. To date, Cubs Convention has raised nearly $4 million for Chicago Cubs Charities.

About Chicago Cubs Charities

Chicago Cubs Charities supplements the efforts of the team to harness the passion of Cubs fans and improve 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 in the neighborhoods surrounding Wrigley Field.

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