BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS
Whether it was batting on Wrigley Field or hearing how sports teams utilize science, the 750 guests at Field of Champions celebrated a partnering of the Field Museum and the Chicago Cubs recently.
The one-of-a-kind event brought together Museum donors, scientists, and Cubs experts for an evening of science and sports. An evening spent exploring the Clubhouse, interacting with Museum scientists—not to mention pitching and batting practice—was the home run idea of the Museum’s Founder’s Council, its premier donor circle.
Founder’s Council Co-Chairs, Tom Ricketts and Liz Sharp, and Event Co-Chairs, Connie Keller and John Canning, batted in the third of signature sports partnerships. Past events featured the Blackhawks and the Bears.
Internationally recognized for its research and learning, The Field has an irreplaceable collection of more than 30 million artifacts, which are made available to scientists around the world. The Founders Circle represents some of Chicago’s most civic-minded citizens who are dedicated to sharing the Museum’s scientific treasures and discoveries.
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