Better Makers: Cubs Charities Raises $1.67 Million at Bricks and Ivy Ball to Benefit Diamond Project

On May 9, after the W flag was flown at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs players, coaches, and executives joined more than 800 guests at Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom for the 9th Annual Bricks and Ivy Ball to support Cubs Charities. This year’s theme was “A Night Under the Stars” and the evening included a seated dinner and specialty cocktails.

More than $1.67 million was raised for the Diamond Project, which works “to expand opportunities for children to play baseball and softball, create or preserve green space in underserved neighborhoods and to foster a love for the game.”

Cubs Charities: Garfield Park Little Leaguers
Garfield Park Little Leaguers
Cubs Charities: Albert Almora Jr. and Krystal Almora
Albert Almora Jr. and Krystal Almora
Cubs Charities: Conor McAreavy, Katlyn Lynch, Clark the Cub, Patty Lynch, Kelly Lynch
Conor McAreavy, Katlyn Lynch, Clark the Cub, Patty Lynch, Kelly Lynch
Cubs Charities: Javier Baez and Garfield Park Little Leaguers
Javier Baez and Garfield Park Little Leaguers
Cubs Charities Executive Director Alicia Gonzalez
Cubs Charities Executive Director Alicia Gonzalez

Cubs Charities Bricks and Ivy Ball 2019


Anna Carlson writes the weekly Weekend 101 column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine, and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital