The Chicago Cubs completed the two-day 2015 Cubs Caravan Tour yesterday with trips to Advocate Children's Hospital-Park Ridge, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, three elementary schools and the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine base where 200 military service personnel and veterans were served a hot lunch by players and front office personnel in partnership with the USO of Illinois. The annual community outreach tour featured two buses of players, coaches and front office personnel.
At the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, patients learned drills, played a baseball game and had a pizza party with Cubs players and coaches and at Advocate Children's Hospital-Park Ridge, Cubs players Anthony Rizzo and Mike Olt visited children and gave them teddy bears and Cubs hats.
During stops at Horace Greeley Elementary and Henry D. Lloyd Elementary School, players read to students. The tour ended at the Jacob Beidler Elementary School, where Cubs players and more than 100 front office associates painted wall murals, made snack packs, built benches and organized reading spaces.
Attendees throughout the two-day caravan tour included: Laura Ricketts, Joe Maddon, Albert Almora, Jake Arrieta, Dallas Beeler, C.J. Edwards, Justin Grimm, Pierce Johnson, Eric Jokisch, Rafael Lopez, Jason Motte, Mike Olt, Blake Parker, Anthony Rizzo, Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter.