Out at Wrigley, the Chicago Cubs official gay day, Sat. Aug. 3

Tue. April 2, 2013 9:26 AM

Chicago Cubs vs. LA Dodgers, Out at Wrigley

Chicago, IL - ChicagoPride.com, in conjunction with MTM Chicago, is excited to announce the return of Out at Wrigley, the largest annual LGBT sporting event in the country.

This year's game, which pits the Chicago Cubs vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sat., Aug. 3rd, offers 150 fans the opportunity to purchase VIP Budweiser Patio seats for $130.00 and an additional 300 seats in right field terrace for $54.00. Tickets are available online at OutatWrigley.com.

"I am very excited about this year's Out at Wrigley," said event organizer Bill Gubrud. "A finalist will receive a recording contract and we will hold our very first induction ceremony for the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame. It is becoming an Out at Wrigley Weekend."

The beneficiaries for the 13th annual event are the Center on Halsted and the newly formed non-profit National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

ADDED THIS YEAR- At least one of the finalists for the Out at Wrigley National Anthem contest will be selected by renowned artist Georgie Porgie to win a worldwide record deal with his label Music Plant Group.

NEW THIS YEAR- On Fri., Aug. 2nd the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame will hold its first induction ceremony at the Center on Halsted. More details to be announced.

Additional event details, including pre-event party dates and venues will be posted as they become available at OutatWrigley.com.

Out at Wrigley and its host committee, which includes Jackie Weinberg, Steve Milford, Brian Wells, John Dalton, Phil DaBeatz and Lizzy Bristow, proudly welcomes the following partners for this year's event: Anheuser Busch, ChicagoPride.com, Gay Chicago TV, Grab Magazine, Windy City Media Group, The L Stop, Crew, DS Tequila, Music Plant Group, Best Gay Chicago.

For more information on the event or to find out how to become a sponsor contact Bill Gubrud at info@outatwrigley.com or 773-879-9075

Originally titled Out at the Ball Game, the annual Chicago Cubs gay day was organized by Bill Gubrud of Chicago Free Press. After the success of Out at Wrigley's first official year in 2001, similar Gay Days began appearing at baseball stadiums in Atlanta, San Diego and several other cities across the country. Chicago's Out at Wrigley event continues under Gubrud and MTM Chicago.

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