Thank you once again to everyone that came to Cover Your Bases on April 27th! Here are the winners from Round 2 of the Cover Your Bases contest! Congratulations to all of the winners.
Winner of $25 Casey Moran’s Gift Card- Anthony Murphy
Winner of $25 Dark Horse Gift Certificate - Kevin Wladyka
Winner of $25 Yak-Zies Gift Certificate - Derek Griffin
Winner of $25 Wrigleyville North Gift Certificate - Kaylie Rettig
Winner of $25 Bar Celona Gift Certificate – Tamara Dunham
Winner of $25 El Jardin Gift Certificate – Diana Huerta
Winner of $25 Redmond’s Gift Certificate – Stephanie Chavez
Winner of $20 Big G’s Pizza Gift Certificate – Nastasia Mora
Winner of $25 Deuce’s & The Diamond Gift Card – Sabina Walczyk
Festa Parties held its 5th Annual “Cover Your Bases” Sticker-Collecting, Baseball-Themed Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 27, 2013 with beautiful sunny skies and 70 Degree weather in Chicago’s world-famous Wrigleyville neighborhood. Festa Parties, the Producers of the popular TBOX “Twelve Bars of Xmas” event the past 17 Decembers, began this smaller spring fun-fest especially for baseball fans starting in 2009. The event involved more than 30 Wrigley and Lakeview Taverns and Restaurants, with 11 stops designated as positions on a baseball diamond and events associated with a Baseball Game – National Anthem, First Pitch, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, and the 7th Inning Stretch, and finally, Home Plate. Registered participants were issued custom-designed t-shirts with circles for 11 different stickers, and crawlers had the goal of collecting all 11 during the day and literally – Covering Their Bases. The Festa Parties team distributed over 18,000 stickers throughout the day, and it was a great time not just for Cubs fans, but also a chance for fans of teams around the country to Represent with their White Sox, Cardinals, Yankees, Braves, and Dodgers jerseys, and suit up in their most Baseball-y attire!
The event began at the popular Wrigley hotspot, Deuce’s and The Diamond Club, where the event kicked off with the distribution of t-shirts, people applying eye-black and helping themselves to dozens of inflatable bats, balls, and other toys, and joining in for an enthusiastic, but decidedly non-professional rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. Revelers enjoyed food and beverages inside the restaurant as well as in the beautiful Deuce’s courtyard, with beverage features provided by longtime Festa Parties Sponsor Miller Lite, and new 2013 Sponsors Pinnacle Vodka and Red Stag Flavor-Infused bourbon. After the 1pm kickoff to Cover Your Bases, partiers spread out among the different bars, being guided to different bar groups in 4 2-hour periods until the end at 10:15pm. Participating establishments included Wrigleyville favorites such as Moe’s Cantina, John Barleycorn, Rockwood Place, Clark Street Beach Bar, Fiesta Cantina, Houndstooth Saloon, Roadhouse 66, Redmond’s, Vines on Clark, Rebel, Sluggers, Cubby Bear, Red Ivy, Stretch, Irish Oak, Merkle’s, Dugout, Mullen’s, Sports Corner, Trace, Full Shilling, Yak-Zie’s, Bernie’s, Casey Moran’s, Murphy’s Bleachers, and DS Tequilla. The event concluded with participants earning their final sticker and “Scoring” by walking a catwalk at O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen and touching a sticker-covered home-plate, to earn the gold “SCORE” sticker. 2nd-time participant and Antioch resident Jean Goranson commented, “Wrigleyville is always exciting during game days, but it’s even better during Festa Parties event days – they really know how to bring fun, energy, and a super-friendly and personalized atmosphere to each of their events throughout the year.” Boystown resident Trish Snell added, “Festa Parties always puts on a great time, and their creative events are part of what makes Chicago such a fun place to live. I moved here from out of state, so it’s a great reason for my friends to visit Chicago, and show them around while here! You don’t see this kind of friendly, social, and rocking event in a lot of other cities!”
Following the events, CYB’ers enjoyed an evening of music and dancing onstage at O’Malley’s, and if they got all 11 stickers, were eligible to submit photos to Festa Parties and be in the raffle drawing for valuable prizes, which included 4 Tickets to the School Street Park Fundraiser Cubs Rooftop Game on May 5, swag items from Jim Beam, Dozens of $20-35 Gift Certificates from the participating bars, exclusive t-shirts, and other fun items. Northside resident Jennifer Waschow commented, “This was my seventh consecutive Festa Parties event, and they keep getting better every time. What I like so much, is that there is always a goal and a mission and a game, be it collecting beads, stickers, taking pictures in frames, collecting leis, and always making friends and meeting new people. Festa always has great themes that you can tell they put so much effort into, and it’s much more fun than just another day or night at a bar!” Festa Parties’ attendance at the Cover Your Bases 2013 Pub Crawl approximately doubled from the previous year, and Festa’s next major scheduled event before TBOX2013 in December will be the 2nd Annual “Everyone Gets Lei’s” Hawaiian event at the end of the summer, August 24. Lakeview resident Justin Clifton commented, “I’ve gone to other Festa events, but this was my first Cover Your Bases, and it was a blast. The people are so friendly, and it’s great to have so much fun in these bars on a day the Cubs are away, and it’s not otherwise busy. I had 6 friends come in from out of town for this and BeadQuest in February, and we can’t wait for the Lei event in August, and the chance to discover a new neighborhood.”
In addition to Cover Your Bases, Festa Parties holds the annual BeadQuest Mardi Gras Celebration in Wrigleyville, and will hold its 18th Annual World-Famous TBOX event on December 14 of this year. Festa Parties is also a very active contributor to local and national charities. Festa Parties has been a Silver Sponsor the last 3 years, and in 2013 won the Top Fundraising Team award for the CHICAGO Dance Marathon benefit for Lurie Children’s hospital, a cause they enthusiastically support both financially, and through their active participation and publicity. In 2013, Festa has also donated and collected over 700 boxes of Cereal to the Lakeview Pantry food bank, and in January of 2013, began a tradition of monthly BYOC – “Bring Your Own Cereal” parties – where friends get a special prize and can enter a contest for more prizes if they bring in 5 or more boxes for donation. This is a nod to Festa’s longtime devotion to all things Cereal-related, and Cereal’s central role in the charm of the TBOX pub crawl. Festa has also contributed to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, been a leading donor and sponsor of the Lakeview School Street Park project and fundraiser, and contributes to many other causes listed on their web site.
About Festa Parties:
Festa Parties is a Chicago-based company founded by Christopher Festa that produces creative and popular nightlife and cultural events including TBOX, BeadQuest, and Cover Your Bases, which include popular Chicago establishments in neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Wicker Park. These include John Barleycorn, Moe’s Cantina, The Irish Oak, Red Ivy, Stretch, Fatpour, Rockwood Place, Fifty/50, Boundary, Sluggers, DS Tequila, Casey Moran’s, Full Shilling, Trace, Murphy’s Bleachers, Rebel, and many others. Festa Parties also contributes extensively to local charities and community organizations including CHICAGO Dance Marathon, School Street Park, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, and Lakeview Pantry.
For further information, please visit: http://www.festaparties.com
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Join Us at the School Street Park Fundraiser – And Enjoy a Great Deal for The Family at Cubs Rooftop!
If you are looking for a great time for a great cause this Sunday, May 5, Festa Parties is helping sponsor the Lakeview School Street Park fundraiser at Wrigley Field Rooftop Club, 3617 N Sheffield, for the 1:20pm Game. It’s an awesome deal – $100 All-Inclusive, $25 for Kids, and Kids Under 10 are FREE!!! All proceeds go to the construction of the School Street Park (Details Here!) For tickets, contact ERICA KELLY at 773-935-9555 or EMAIL HERE.
Festa Parties and TBOX / 12 Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl are Proud Sponsors and Donors to the Park, and Mr. Festa and the contest winners from the Cover Your Bases Pub Crawl will be there! See below for details!
Thanks everyone who came to Cover Your Bases!! We had just 6 people who sent us pictures in time for the Noon Monday deadline for the Prizes, and we did a drawing from a hat of the 6 entrants for the Rooftop Tickets and these prizes! Congratulations — we will be having ANOTHER CONTEST for the OTHER PRIZES LISTED HERE – Stand By – When we post up all the pictures!!!
Winner of Pair #1 of Rooftop Tickets – Elsa Hernandez
Winner of Pair #2 of Rooftop Tickets – John Benesch
Winner of $35 Gift Card from Roscoe’s – Lynette Boria
Winner – $30 Gift Card for O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen – Brian Kille
Winner of $25 Gift Card for Rebel – Brandon Draper
Winner – Annette Santana – $25 Gift Certificate from Fiesta Cantina
ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN BUY IN PERSON AT DEUCE’S & DIAMOND STARTING AT 1PM
GO TO DEUCE’S & DIAMOND at 3505 N CLARK – IT OFFICIALLY STARTS AT 1PM BUT YOU CAN ARRIVE EARLIER. IF YOU HAVEN’T PICKED UP YOUR MATERIALS YET, YOU CAN GO TO THE WILL CALL DESK STARTING AS EARLY AS 12:30. YOU CAN ALSO BUY A DAY-OF-EVENT TICKET THERE. THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK WILL BE AT DEUCE’S ALL DAY THRU 8PM.
COLLECT ALL 11 STICKERS – THEY WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THE BARS LISTED ON THE SCHEDULE ON YOUR BADGE AT 1:00, 2:15, 2:50, 3:30, 4:25, 5:25, 6:25, 7:25, 8:25, and 9:25, and the final “SCORING CEREMONY” will occur at 10:15pm at O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen. In Order to SCORE, you must walk the Catwalk, touch home, get your final sticker, then walk over to the CYB Picture Frame and Take a Picture. You’ll then get a card to submit your picture to our Facebook Contest, and the people with the most votes will get the FABULOUS PRIZES. They are LISTED HERE!
Look for the Guys & Gals with the STICKER BITCH and STICKER BASTARD signs and listen for the Bullhorn — that’s how you’ll know who to get the stickers from!
We will sing the National Anthem at 1:40, throw the First Pitch at 2:10, and sing the 7th Inning Stretch at 6:25.
Enjoy Drinks from Our Sponsors MILLER LITE, PINNACLE VODKA, and RED STAG!
PLEASE PARTY RESPONSIBLY, BE SAFE, HAVE FUN, and
…….PLAYYYYY BALLLLLL !!!!!!
Cover Your Bases 2013 is Saturday, 4/27, starting at 1pm, and we have tons of fabulous prizes, including these below… WOW!!!! Really!!!!
Anyway, to be entered to win, get all 11 stickers from our Sticker Bitchezz and Bastardzzzz, then walk the catwalk at O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen to “Score” and walk to the side to take your picture in our frame – you’ll then be given a card to SEND US YOUR PICTURE BY MONDAY AT NOON, and we’ll post all the pictures up for voting on our page!
- Pair of Rooftop Tickets for May 5 Game at Wrigley Field Rooftop Club, 3617 N Sheffield
- ANOTHER Pair of Rooftop Tickets for May 5 Game at Wrigley Field Rooftop Club, 3617 N Sheffield
- $25 Gift Certificate from Houndstooth
- $25 Gift Certificate from Dark Horse
- $25 Gift Certificate from Fiesta Cantina
- $20 Gift Certificate from El Jardin
- Tailgate Chair from Jim Beam
- $25 Gift Certificate from Cubby Bear
- 6 Pisarski Love Coupons
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from Cubby Bear!
- $25 Gift Certificate from Rebel
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from Rebel
- $25 Gift Certificate from Bernie’s
- Goze will come to your house and recite all of “Tombstone” verbatim
- $25 Gift Certificate from Moe’s Cantina
- Cooking with Nutella Lesson from Joanna Siciliano
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from Moe’s Cantina
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from Bernie’s
- $25 Gift Certificate from Yak-Zie’s
- $35 Gift Certificate from the Bucktown Uberstein
- Jason Landman will take you camping
- $10 Gift Certificate from Big G Pizza
- Pub Crawl Beauty Makeover with Antoinette
- 3 Free Hours of Tutoring from Michael Hughes (*Redeemable in Carbondale only)
- McDonald’s Breakfast with Mr. Christopher Festa
- $30 Gift Certificate from O’Malley’s Liquor Kitchen
- $35 Drink Certificates from Roscoe’s
- $25 Gift Certificate from Rockwood Place
- $25 Gift Certificate from Bar Celona
- $25 Gift Certificate from Casey Moran’s
- Vicki Brown will fill your bathtub with Whipped Cream
- Fred Tompkin will sing 1-877-KARS-4-KIDS song at your child’s birthday party
- $25 Gift Certificate from Deuce’s & Diamond
- $25 Gift Certificatefrom John Barleycorn
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from John Barleycorn
- $25 Gift Certificate from The Stretch
- 5 Cubs Happy Ending T-Shirts
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from The Stretch
- $25 Gift Certificate from Wrigleyville North
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from The Stretch
- $25 Gift Certificate from Trace
- $25 Gift Certificate from Redmond’s
- ANOTHER $25 Gift Certificate from Redmond’s
- $20 Gift Certificate from Mullen’s
- ANOTHER $20 Gift Certificate from Mullen’s