We're Ready for Woody's Winter Warm-Up!

Kerry Wood Is BACK with his annual kick-off to Cubs Convention Weekend

January 9, 2019


One of the first stops that Ed Lover made as soon as he touched down at his new home here in Chicago was straight to Wrigleyville to his first Cubs game and he knew right then and there: I've found my new home! From throwing out the first pitch, to demolishing poppy-seed hot dogs and cookie dough in The Score's suite, Ed's grown a love for the Chicago Cubs that seems like it blossomed overnight. So when he found out that former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood wanted to talk to him about his 8th annual "Woody's Winter Warm Up," it was a great day in the studio! Check out their interview below. 

WHO: Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood to kick off Cubs Convention Weekend with 8th Annual “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up”

WHAT: Now in its 8th year, the Warm-Up has become a staple for baseball fans during Cubs convention weekend.  Over 500+ guests are expected to be in attendance, along with some of Wood’s celebrity friends, former/current Cubs players and Chicago media personalities who will get behind the bar to serve drinks to fans while competing for tips.  The evening will also feature musical performances by Suburban Cowboys, food stations, premium open-bar, raffles, and live & silent auctions.

Oh yea - our brothers over at US99’s Stylz & Roman will Emcee the night, along with the homie Jim Miller, serving as the LIVE auctioneer.

Celebrity bartenders include members of the Chicago Cubs and Cubs Alumni,  Bonnie Hunt (actress), Thomas Ian Nicholas (actor), Mickey O’Sullivan (actor), Rusty Schwimmer (actress), Robyn Coffin (actress), Elizabeth Laidlaw (actress), Betina Gozo (celebrity trainer), John Vincent (anthem singer), Israel Idonije (former Chicago Bear), Ryan Baker (CBS Chicago), Pat Boyle (NBC Sports), Ryan Chiaverini (Windy City LIVE), Kelly Crull (NBC Sports), Lisa Fielding (CBS Radio), Brendan Greeley (Steve Dahl Show), Melissa McGurren (“Eric” Show), Danny Parkins (The Score), Joe Soto (V103), Sarah Spain (ESPN), and many more.

NOTE: Ed Lover WAS ASKED to be a celebrity host, but had to pass this year due to a prior engagement he already committed to! Sorry, folks! 

WHERE: Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch Restaurant and Chicago Sports Museum.

WHEN: Friday, January 18th at 9:00 p.m.

WHY: This year’s title sponsor is ALE Solutions and monies raised will help expand the Wood Family Foundation’s programs and services, including its mentorship program, Pitch In, which was launched in 2014Pitch In is an after-school mentoring program that serves students grades 4-8 who meet with mentors once a week for 2 ½ hours, working to boost their grades and build leadership skills.

MORE: Tickets for Woody’s Winter Warm-Up are $250 per person for general admission and $350 per person for VIP early entry at 8:30 p.m. which includes access to celebrity/VIP only bar.  They can be purchased HERE