The 2012 editiion of the Chicago Cubs Caravan will be making a stop in Peoria on Thursday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the RiverPlex. Six former Chiefs players, three with Major League experience highlight the event**. Tony Campana, Chris Carpenter & Casey Coleman are the three with Major League experience on the Caravan. They will be joined by former Chiefs and top Cubs prospects: Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters and Matt Szczur. In addition new pitching coach Chris Bosio, new first base coach Dave McKay and new bench coach Jamie Quirk will be joined by scouting director Joe Bohringer, assistant GM Shiraz Rehman and emcee Dave Otto.
The event at the RiverPlex will begin at 5:00 PM with doors opening at 3:30 PM. Following the 45-minute autograph session, the program will begin promptly at 5:45 PM. Tickets are $15.00 and include the autograph session, beer, soda, hot dogs, chips and cookie. Tickets are available at the Peoria Chiefs office at the ballpark, Bergners at the Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Brunks Sports Center in Washington, Morton Community Bank, Bartonville Bank, The Sports Corner in Peoria Heights or from Chicago Cub Boosters of Central Illinois board members. Tickets will not be sold at the door.