Wood Family Foundation News


May 29, 2014
The Pitch In mentors, Wood Family Foundation board members and Pitch In committee members were excited to meet the first group of Pitch In mentees from Lawndale Elementary Community Academy.
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Feb. 19, 2014
Our incredible friends at Leo Burnett invited us to the Leo Love Valentine's Day Celebration. Leo employees were able to see the not-for-profit organizations they support. Wood Family Foundation was well represented!
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Jan. 21, 2014
Kerry and Sarah Wood kicked off Cubs Convention weekend with our annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up fundraiser. The event raised more than $100,000 for the Wood Family Foundation.
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Dec. 17, 2013
Kerry Wood and the Wood Family Foundation turned the gymnasium of Lawndale Elementary Community Academy into a winter wonderland for 482 students.
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Sept. 24, 2013
Wood Family Foundation founders Kerry and Sarah Wood were recipients of the Daily Point of Light Award. The Daily Point of Light Award honors those who take action to create change in their communities.
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Aug. 20, 2013
The inaugural Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic, which began with a 16 corporate-team tournament and ended with a Home Run Derby and celebrity Wiffle for a Diffle game, raised more than $490,000 for the WFF.
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Aug. 15, 2013
Comcast SportsNet will produce and present viewers with exclusive access highlights and celebrity interviews from the inaugural Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic.
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May 24, 2013
The Wood Family Foundation (WFF), alongside the University of Illinois at Chicago, have announced the first recipient of the Kerry and Sarah Wood Family Foundation Scholarship. Graduating senior Gabriella (Gaby) Santoyo was presented to WFF board members, supporters and friends at this morning's "Sky Is The Limit" Scholarship Breakfast.
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April 22, 2013
The Wood Family Foundation, along with the University of Illinois Chicago, has announced the Kerry and Sarah Wood Family Foundation Scholarship to benefit graduating seniors in the Austin, Englewood, Humboldt Park and Lawndale neighborhoods. The first recipient will be selected in May and will enter UIC in fall 2013.
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April 10, 2013
WFF is excited to announce the first annual Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic and Wiffle For A Diffle Celebrity Tournament at Wrigley Field. Learn more about how you can participate on our Wiffle Web page!
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March 14, 2013
The Wood Family Foundation is back on the runway for another Neiman Marcus event! Join us on April 27 for Hats Off To Girls We Love and help raise funds to support Chicago's kids!
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Feb. 27, 2013
Kerry and Sarah Wood and the Wood Family Foundation received the "Distinguished Neighbor Award" for their ongoing commitment to the children of Chicago at the HOW annual gala dinner and auction.
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Feb. 26, 2013
A transcript of Sarah Wood's Housing Opportunities for Women acceptance speech.
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Jan. 22, 2013
Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, hosted a successful Woody's Winter Warm-up on January 18 by raising more than $96,000 for the Wood Family Foundation.
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Jan. 3, 2013
Retired Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and the Wood Family Foundation spread some holiday cheer at Nash Elementary School in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago as part of the WFF's Warm Wishes program.
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Dec. 27, 2012
Kerry Wood may be retired from the game of baseball, but that doesn’t stop him from getting fired up for another Cubs Convention weekend with his second annual Woody's Winter Warm-up Celebrity Mixer on Friday, Jan. 18, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier.
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Dec. 14, 2012
More than 400 students at Nash Elementary School went home with new coats, gloves and a toy, thanks to former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and the Wood Family Foundation's Warm Wishes program.
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Dec. 10, 2012
Visit the Wood Family Foundation's MLB auction site store. Items are available for immediate purchase as well as items up for bid. Whether you are looking for a birthday gift, a Cubs fan surprise, or the holidays, you will be supporting Chicago's kids as the proceeds of each auction item benefit the Wood Family Foundation.
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Dec. 3, 2012
Retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood will be holding a book signing at Anderson's Book Shop on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
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Nov. 30, 2012
Meet Kerry Wood when he visits with "All You Can Be", his new book for young readers. This collection of important life lessons is inspiring and valuable.
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Nov. 30, 2012
Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is on deck for a book signing at Anderson's Bookshop in downtown Naperville.
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Nov. 30, 2012
Kerry Wood and his family are doing their part to help Chicago-area kids stay warm. The Wood Family Foundation has partnered with Harry Caray's Restaurants to support students in the Englewood and Lawndale areas. You can donate new hats, gloves and scaves at the restaurants drop-off boxes until Jan. 18.
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Nov. 28, 2012
Kerry Wood and his Wood Family Foundation hope Chicagoans will help them keep kids warm this winter by donating essential items.
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Nov. 28, 2012
Kerry and Sarah Wood stopped by the Fox 32 studios for "Good Day Chicago" to discuss their Warm Wishes program which gives hats, gloves and scarves to needy kids.
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Oct. 12, 2012
The Wood Family Foundation celebrated the groundbreaking of Kerry Wood Cubs Field baseball stadium. The field is expected to be used by Chicago public high schools, as well as for recreational purposes.
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Sept. 27, 2012
The Cubs celebrated Kerry Wood Appreciation Day at Wrigley Field on Sept. 23. The Wood Family Foundation was the beneficiary of the Chicago Cubs Charities 50/50 raffle.
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July 24, 2012
The annual HopeFest event at Chicago's Humboldt Park provided families in need with free groceries, school supplies, backpacks, immunizations, eye exams, dental cleanings, haircuts and more.
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July 24, 2012
Approximately 300 children between the ages of 5-12 participated in a free baseball clinic led by Kerry and Sarah Wood at Chicago's Ogden Park.
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July 3, 2012
The Woods hosted Kerry Wood's Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament, which raised more than $300,000 for the WFF.
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May 20, 2012
Kerry Wood formally announced his retirement from baseball on Saturday, May 19, ending a 14-season Major League career, most of which was with Chicago.
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May 10, 2012
In his first children's book, "All You Can Be: Learning & Growing Through Sports", Kerry Wood shows he is living proof that with hard work, determination and sacrifice, any dream can become a reality.
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May 9, 2012
A playroom in the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital will be named after the Wood Family Foundation.
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May 9, 2012
The "Art of Fashion" event raised approximately $10,000 for the Wood Family Foundation.
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April 4, 2012
Kerry has announced the ticket sale kick-off for his 7th Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 27, at 10pin Bowling Lounge in Chicago.
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Feb. 22, 2012
Kerry Wood is signing autographs at Jim & Steve's Sportscards in Waukegan, Ill., on April 6, 2012, from 7-8:30 p.m. All of Kerry's proceeds will be donated to the Wood Family Foundation.
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Feb. 16, 2012
The Wood Family Foundation was recognized for its recent achievements at the 24th Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards.
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Jan. 16, 2012
The inaugural Woody's Winter Warm-up proved to be a whopping success, raising more than $85,000 for the Wood Family Foundation and the numerous local children's charities that it serves.
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Jan. 16, 2012
More than $85,000 was raised by the Wood Family Foundation at the first Woody's Winter Warm-up at Harry Caray's Tavern, Navy Pier.
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Jan. 13, 2012
In an announcement perfectly timed to kick off the Cubs Convention, Kerry Wood and the team reached agreement on a one-year, $3 million deal with a $3 million club option for 2013.
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Jan. 6, 2012
WFF's Winter Warm-up will be January 13th at 8:30 p.m. at Harry Caray's Tavern, Navy Pier.
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Jan. 6, 2012
Kerry and Sarah talk about Woody's Winter Warm-up with Janet Davies on ABC 7 Chicago. Check out the interview.
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Dec. 22, 2011
In transforming Von Humboldt Elementary into a "Winter Wonderland," the Wood Family Foundation provided coats and toys to 428 students.
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Nov. 22, 2011
The Wood Family Foundation is raising awareness for Chicago families in need by hosting a coat and toy drive this holiday season.
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Sept. 26, 2011
Kerry Wood teamed up with AutoTrader.com in this year's "Drive Away Hunger" campaign, which raised more than $80,000 and more than 25,000 pounds of food for local food banks in Chicago and Atlanta.
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Sept. 21, 2011
Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, held the sixth Kerry Wood's Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Sept. 18, and they are proud to announce that more than $400,000 was raised for the WFF.
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Sept. 1, 2011
Bid now for your chance to win dinner at Kerry's house and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences! Proceeds benefit the Wood Family Foundation, dedicated to helping Chicago's kids.
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Aug. 23, 2011
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse is hosting a Wood Family Foundation Night featuring Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood on Sept. 1 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and will be available for purchase upon arrival.
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Aug. 11, 2011
The Wood Family Foundation teamed up with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, Aug. 5, for a Safe Haven Back to School Rally organized by Chicago Public Schools.
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July 22, 2011
Kerry and Sarah stopped by to visit with Eric and Kathy of The Mix to talk about the Wood Family Foundation and Kerry Wood's Strike Zone celebrity bowling tournament.
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June 30, 2011
Kerry Wood has visions for a high school baseball stadium on Chicago's North Side and other projects as part of the Wood Family Foundation, which Wood and his wife, Sarah, launched Thursday.
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June 30, 2011
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune opines on Kerry's homecoming with the Cubs and commitment to Chicago within the context of the launch of the Wood Family Foundation.
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June 30, 2011
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife, Sarah, are proud to announce the creation of the Wood Family Foundation. The Wood Family Foundation will benefit many children's charities throughout Chicago.
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June 16, 2011
The Illinois Fatherhood Initiative hosted the Father of the Year Awards, honoring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, stand-up comedian Tom Dreesen, former Bears defensive end Richard Dent and Kerry Wood.
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Programs & Projects


Upcoming projects we're currently fundraising for include:

• Teaming up with the Chicago Cubs to help build a high school baseball field for kids in an underserved area
• Warm Wishes Program-A Toy & Coat Drive
• School Supplies Drive
• Wood Family Foundation Baseball Clinic

Stay tuned for more information!

 

Event Information

  • Lawndale Elementary Community Academy

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