The Chicago office of CBRE and the Chicago Cubs recently hosted the 12th Annual CBRE Charity Bash at historic Wrigley Field. The event raised $500,000, with 100 percent of net proceeds benefiting numerous local charities.
This is the fourth year that CBRE and the Cubs have partnered on this charity initiative, which has raised a total of $1.85 million.
“This partnership continues to bring incredible positive change to the Chicago community and deliver important resources to deserving charities,” said John Latessa, president of CBRE’s Midwest division. “I would like to thank the CBRE Cares team, event sponsors, our clients and employees, who have all demonstrated once again that our business can make a big difference.”
More than 1,500 CBRE professionals, their clients, families and guests were in attendance to participate in this year’s event, along with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, as well as Cubs legends. This year’s event featured an All-Star Kids clinic led by Cubs players Jon Lester, Cole Hamels and Kyle Schwarber. More than 150 kids participated in the hour-long clinic with the players.
Beneficiaries of this year’s event are CBRE Cares charities as well the Jon Lester NVRQT Campaign for Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation, The Hamels Foundation, Kyle Schwarber’s Neighborhood Heroes Campaign and Cubs Charities.