Daily Herald
Cubs set Caravan dates
Daily Herald News Services
Published: 12/23/2009 3:17 PM

The annual Cubs Caravan will take place Jan. 13-14 and include several stops through out Chicago, including Elgin and Lake County.

The Caravan consists of two tours of Chicago Cubs players, coaches and front office staff visiting seven cities, six elementary schools, two Boys and Girls Clubs, Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a charity luncheon benefiting Chicago Cubs Charities.

The tour will also include stops at the Lincoln Library in Springfield, the USO of Illinois and the Peoria Chiefs' charity fan fest.

For the sixth year, the Cubs are working to promote literacy in area schools via the "Cubs Spotlight on Reading Program" in conjunction with Comcast Spotlight. The program is designed to increase literacy levels by promoting reading enthusiasm and rewarding students for their achievements in reading.

The 2010 Caravan itineraries are as follows. Participants, when available, will be listed on www.cubs.com:

Tour One

Jan. 13: Northwestern Hospital, Chicago; Harry Caray's restaurant, Chicago, for Cubs Care luncheon (sold out); De Duprey/Von Humboldt schools,Chicago,for Cubs Spotlight on Reading event; Elgin Boys & Girls Club, Elgin, for P.L.A.Y. Program event.

Jan. 14: Lincoln Library & Museum, Springfield, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading; O'Brien Field/River Plex, Peoria, for Charity Fan Fest (tickets may be purchased in advance at O'Brien Field).

Tour Two

Jan. 13: Alexander Hamilton Elementary School, Chicago, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading; Uplift Community High School, Chicago, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading; Harry Caray's restaurant, Chicago, for Cubs Care Luncheon (sold out); Crispus Attucks Elementary, Chicago, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading; Northwest Indiana Boys & Girls Club, Gary, for P.L.A.Y. Program event.

Jan. 14: James Blaine Elementary, Chicago, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading; Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, Chicago, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading; Waukegan School District, Waukegan, for Cubs Spotlight on Reading & P.L.A.Y. Program; USO Illinois, Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago.