Sponsor a Hugs for Cubs kid! Help the Hugs for Cubs help local families battling cancer by sponsoring a Hugs for Cubs kid to travel to a Major League game each summer. Click here to view more of the Hugs for Cubs. The Hugs for Cubs is the Foresters cancer-survivor support program, aimed at young people and their families battling illness. It was founded by Eric Pintard, the former Foresters pitcher and coach who himself battled cancer for many years before passing away in 2004. We remember Eric and try to pass on his spirit and courage and attitude to anyone who needs our help.
Every summer, Hugs for Cubs puts on a number of summer events for Hugs for Cubs families. Planning is underway for the 2021 season; some events are listed below . . . check back here for more news soon!
On Giving Tuesday, millions will donate generously to causes they hold dear to their hearts. We hope you hold the Hugs for Cubs close to your heart! This year due to Covid-19 our fundraising events and sponsorships have been severely impacted but Giving Tuesday is a great time to lend a hand to our programs. Your contribution will help with our upcoming Holiday Program along with our other summer programs that allow us to reach more children and their families. No amount is too small, please consider donating by clicking the PayPal link below or Venmo (santabarbaraforesters).
Hugs for Cubs Holiday Program!
The Hugs for Cubs events don’t stop when the summer is over and the players go back to their schools. Each year we delivery Christmas Trees, Lights and Gingerbread Houses to families whose children are going through cancer treatment or have recently finished treatment. We also make a visit to the hospital with gifts for all children unable to make it home for Christmas. A Big THANK YOU to Compass who has partnered with us the past three years to make this an event bigger event.
Hugs for Cubs and the MLB!
Hugs for Cubs families and Foresters players and coaches will enjoy a special visit to the Angel Stadium and Dodger Stadium, thanks to the MLB and our generous supporters. Before the game, kids will meet players, visit the field, and have a great time!
Our players, coaches, volunteers, and fans enjoy making these Hugs for Cubs events special for kids and their families:
Angels Stadium visit
Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond
Cottage Hospital Summer Visit
Cottage Hospital Holiday Visit
United Way Fun in the Sun Camps
More will be announced soon!
We truly appreciate our sponsors and supporters that give unselfishly throughout the year!
You can help by donating in any amount to help us . . . help them!