Alyson Cohen, Chicago Cubs, 773-404-4128

Alaina Baker, The Hamels Foundation, 618-830-5120

MEDIA ADVISORY

Chicago Cubs Pitcher Cole Hamels, Heidi Hamels To Host The Hamels Foundation First Pitch Gala on August 4, 2019

WHAT: Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife, Heidi Hamels, will host The Hamels Foundation’s First Pitch Gala in Chicago on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Artifact Events. The First Pitch Gala will be The Hamels Foundation’s first event to be held in Chicago since Hamels joined the Cubs organization in 2018. The Hamels Foundation’s commitment to education will be celebrated, highlighting their ongoing, groundbreaking work in the Southeastern African country of Malawi and across the United States. In addition to introducing Chicago-area grant recipients, The Hamels Foundation looks forward to the First Pitch Gala’s capacity to build key relationships with the Chicagoland community.

WHO:

      • Cole Hamels, Chicago Cubs
      • Heidi Hamels, owner and producer at Twelve6 music label, fitness influencer
      • Chicago Cubs teammates
      • Kelley James, musician, singer, songwriter
      • Jeff Griggs, The Second City
      • Youth performers from The People’s Music School, the only tuition-free music school in the country educating children from underserved Chicago communities

WHEN: Sunday, August 4, 2019

6:30 p.m. VIP reception

7:30 p.m. program

WHERE: Artifact Events

4325 N. Ravenswood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60613

HOW: Interested media should contact Alyson Cohen [773-404-4128, acohen@cubs.com] or Alaina Baker [618-830-5120, alaina@thehamelsfoundation.org] for interviews and photo and video opportunities.