Members of the Chicago Cubs had quite the day yesterday. They defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 in dramatic walk-off fashion during the day and followed up that performance by appearing at the seventh annual Bricks and Ivy Ball later that night. The event was held at Navy Pier and ended up setting a record by raising over $2.2 million for Cubs Charities last night.
The Ball is one of the many events that benefits Cubs Charities which believes,
“Every child has All-Star potential. By investing in our youth, harnessing natural qualities and leveraging programming on the baseball diamond, we can help the children of Chicago realize their potential and shine brighter. Help us make a difference in the programs that will create the next generation of true All-Stars.”
The highlight of the ball was Matt Szczur’s Game 7 painting selling for a whopping $35,000. Before you jump to conclusions about the painting being ugly and thinking it only pulled 35 grand because it was done by a Chicago Cub, you may want to look at the painting first.
Here’s some photos of the Chicago Cubs and their beautiful wives from the Ball.
The artist, formerly known as Matt Szczur, decided to bust out his World Series ring for the event.
Albert Almora’s finger looks pretty heavy.
Yesterday’s walk-off hero, Addison Russell, also decided to rock the diamonds last night.
— Melisa Russell (@melisarussell27) April 20, 2017
But the only thing that is prettier then the rings in my opinion, is the trophy that Ben Zobrist is holding.
Walk-off win during the day, raising money for charities at night — just another day in the life of a Chicago Cub.