Kerry Wood and his friends are bringing the heat on June 22nd in this fun and unique event where fans swing for the fences, competing for the Battle of the Bats Home Run Derby Champion. This is your chance to step up to the plate for Chicago’s kids to support WFF and Cubs Charities! Clink the link below to register your team, or as an individual ~ last year was incredible as all participants took to the field to run, shag and crush baseballs on historic Wrigley Field! This year is sure to bring plenty of surprises as Kerry brings some familiar faces and Cubs legends to take part in the festivities. With only 40 slots available, be sure to join in on the fun NOW and help us raise funds for our youth!


Get your team together to swing for the fences and raise funds to support Chicago’s underserved kids. Teams must raise a minimum of $15,000 and will consist of four sluggers competing in the derby and four friends or co-workers to serve as outfield ball shaggers. A non-refundable fee of $1,000 is required for teams to register. 

For more details on sponsorship and to register as a team, please contact Zachary Korotko,


Individuals who wish to register to compete without a team must raise a minimum of $3,500. A non-refundable fee of $250 is required for each individual participant.

What’s included:

  • Battle of the Bats uniform (cap, jersey, pants)* 
  • Pre-derby batting practice with Kerry Wood
  • Individual team members’ names on the Wrigley Field video board
  • 4 Complimentary spectator tickets
  • Food and Beverages during the event (ballpark food and beverage available for purchase for spectators)
  • Dinner and Drinks at Wrigley for you and one (1) guest after the Derby
  • Kerry Wood signed baseball

*participant names must be in by June 5th, 2017 to print on jersey


High School Slugger

For the second year in a row, we are happy to invite high school students to compete in the High School Slugger Division. After registering, HS Sluggers can invite their friends and family to contribute in their name. The top ten high school fundraisers will be invited to participate in the Derby. A $500 minimum fundraising amount is needed to participate but not required at time of registration.

For full details and to register as a HS Slugger, please contact Mike Bruce,, 312-291-9425

HS participants CANNOT register online.

Teams and Individual participants will be provided with a custom link dedicated to their fundraising efforts.