Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein accepts the “All-In” Challenge

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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is doing some good.

The “All-In” Challenge is a movement of public figures offering unique experiences to help raise money for food for children, the elderly and frontline heroes affected by today’s times. So far the challenge has raised around $52 million and still going. Chicago Cubs stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo had already took part in the fundraiser.

Bryant’s was you and two of your friends would go out to his hometown in Las Vegas and get to golf and attend a dinner with KB. Bryant’s challenge raised $32,250 for COVID relief. Then Rizzo’s was a gameday experience at Wrigley Field.

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As you get to attend Cubs batting practice then meet Rizzo and sit in the1914 Club for the game that day. If that wasn’t enough, after the game, you get to go to dinner with Rizzo at Chicago steakhouse Steak 48. Rizzo’s challenge raised $65,000.

Then on Thursday Cubs president of baseball operations, Theo Epstein accepted his own “All-In” challenge. Epstein is auctioning away “the ultimate Wrigley Field weekend” – something any Cubs fan would love to experience, I’m sure.

The winner gets to take three friends to Chicago in 2021 for a weekend series of their choice. Then you will watch all three games from different spots around Wrigley Field. One game will be in the 1914 Club, the seats right behind home plate. Then you will watch one game from the bleachers and finally watch one from the iconic Wrigley rooftop seats. There will be a much different atmosphere in all three areas watching a game, and all food and drinks will be covered.

Then you will get to watch the seventh inning stretch from the press box, get a tour of the manual scoreboard, a meet and greet with Cubs manager David Ross, on-field passes before the game, and will be able to throw out the first pitch.

During one of the games, the winners and his group will be taken to the baseball operations suite to watch part of the game with Epstein and the rest of the front office and be able to sit and just talk baseball. Then probably one of the coolest things offered is after one of the games the winning group with go out to one of the bars around Wrigleyville with Epstein and some of the players, how awesome is that? The current bidding price as of Friday afternoon was $20,000. The auction ends next Saturday.

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Epstein also challenged Red Sox president Sam Kennedy and former White House advisor David Axelrod to provide their own All-In Challenge experiences.