Thursday, July 12, 2012

David and Kim DeJesus to hold ALS awareness day on Saturday July 14th before 12:05 game at Wrigley Field

Since today is still the All-Star break and the Cubs didn't play, I thought I'd dedicate today's post to an impactful event that is coming up this weekend to help an important cause.

Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife, Kim, will be hosting an ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) awareness day outside the main gate of Wrigley Field this Saturday, July 14th.  They will be selling mystery baseballs before the 12:05pm game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Sales will start as soon as the gates open at 10:05am.

Each ball will sell for a $50 donation and will be wrapped so it will be a fun surprise to see which player's autographed ball you get.  Every player on the team has signed 12 balls.  ALS bracelets will also be available for a small donation.  All proceeds will go towards ALS research.

Here is a link to a video of David DeJesus talking about the upcoming event.  Following are a few photos of the balls that Kim DeJesus () posted on Twitter:

Anthony Rizzo's autographed baseballs for the ALS mystery baseball event on July 14th

One of twelve signed Bryan LaHair baseballs to be sold at the ALS event on July 14th
Wrapped mystery balls ready to be sold on Saturday to benefit ALS research
Also, after the game on the same day, David DeJesus will be holding an autograph signing at the Cubs store across from Wrigley Field.  For a minimum donation of $20, you can meet David and get an autograph from the Cubs outfielder, with all proceeds benefitting ALS research.

The Cubs will play a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks starting at 1:20pm CT on Friday at Wrigley Field.  Paul Maholm will start for the Cubs and try for his third win in a row and seventh win of the season.

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