The 5th Annual Woody's Winter Warmup

Friday night(1/15), while some of you were under the covers thawing from the Chicago frost or netflix and chilling, philanthropic supporters, friends and fans of the Wood Family Foundation and Cubs were defrosting their paws at the annual Woody’s Winter Warmup at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch Restaurant at Water Tower Place. The sold out event, now in its 5th year went on to raise $125,000 that will go towards the foundation’s mentoring program PitchIn.

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Kris Bryant, Jessica Delp, John Lackey with date, Jon Lester, Farrah Lester,  Brittany Arrieta, Jake Arrieta
Kris Bryant, Jessica Delp, John Lackey with date, Jon Lester, Farrah Lester,
Brittany Arrieta, Jake Arrieta

WGN Radio’s Roe Conn and journalist Anna Davlantes served as emcees and live auctioneer for the exclusive ‘Cubs training’ experience that included a personalized diet and training program, workout with Kerry and a Cubs trainer in Wrigley Field’s brand new facilities, batting practice, a pre-game tour of Wrigley, and tickets to a game. for the night with DJ Niena Drake, and DJ Prince behind the night’s music which went to the lucky bidder.
Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016

With the Cubs Convention taking place that weekend(Jan. 15-17), past players including legendary Ryne Sandberg and current players including Anthony Rizzo, Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Jon Lester, Jason Heyward, Justin Grimm, Miguel Montero, Travis Wood, Trevor Cahill, Chad Noble, Dan Vogelbach, Pierce Johnson, David Ross, John Lackey were joined by manager Joe Maddon, Mike Borzello (Catching coach), Eric Hinske (Asst Hitting coach) and front office execs Theo Epstein (President of Baseball Operations), Jed Hoyer (Executive VP) and Crane Kenney (President of Business Operations).

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 David Ross, Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo
David Ross, Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo

Chicago celeb guest bartenders included former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije, NBC Chicago Fire actor Joe Minoso, Windy City Live’s Ryan Chiaverini, Former hockey player Brent Sopel, UFC fighter CM Punk, Sports personalities Sarah Spain, Lou Canellis, to name a few.

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Ryan Chiaverini, CM Punk
Ryan Chiaverini, CM Punk
Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Joe Minoso
Joe Minoso
Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Kerry Wood, Sarah Wood, Margaret Sandberg, Ryne Sandberg
Kerry Wood, Sarah Wood, Margaret Sandberg, Ryne Sandberg
Israel Idonije, Sarah Wood, Kerry Wood Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016

Israel Idonije, Sarah Wood, Kerry Wood

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Tom DiSanto, Megen DiSanto, Christine Zarndt, Bill Barry
Tom DiSanto, Megen DiSanto, Christine Zarndt, Bill Barry
Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Justin Grimm, Gina Nuccio
Justin Grimm, Gina Nuccio
Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Kelly Crull, Jamal Mayers
Kelly Crull, Jamal Mayers
Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Brent Sopel, Lisa Varga
Brent Sopel, Lisa Varga

 

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Michelle and Ray McElroy
Michelle and Ray McElroy

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016 Jerry Pazin, Luci Pazin, Gina Gargaru, Nick Lococo
Jerry Pazin, Luci Pazin, Gina Gargaru, Nick Lococo

Woody's Winter Warm Up Celebrity Mixer 2016

Woody’s Warm Up raises funds for the foundation’s Pitch In group mentoring program, serving 4th through 8th graders in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

Photo credit: Kenny Kim Photography

SociaLifeChicago

SociaLifeChicago is your daily digital destination

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

© 2016 WinEsther, Inc. All rights reserved

CONNECT WITH US