Bright Side: Washington mayor to throw out first pitch at Cubs vs. Cards game

By WEEK Producer

April 30, 2014 Updated Apr 30, 2014 at 9:57 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- You may see a familiar face on the mound at Wrigley Field this Saturday.

Washington Mayor Gary Manier will be throwing out the first pitch before the Cubs vs. Cardinals game.

Brewers Distributing and Peoria Chief's President Rocky Vonachen reached out to the Cubs to make it happen.

Manier said he is grateful for everything these organizations have done for tornado victims.

"The Cubs sent truckloads of things down and Brewers stocked that warehouse full of things that people brought and the Cardinals organization reached out as well and I'm sure they're not done,” Manier said. “They don't forget about us once they start playing baseball. They don't forget about what happened here in central Illinois."

If you can't make it to Wrigley Field Saturday, don't worry. The Peoria Chiefs are hosting 'Washington Night" on May 17.

In case you were wondering, Mayor Manier said he will be rooting for the Cardinals.

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