I have been a season ticket holder since 1992, but I'm sure there are many who have had season tickets longer than that. If anyone here has been selected, please let us know so we can give you some questions to ask at the lunch.
As you might imagine, there was tremendous interest in participating in this first luncheon - more than 2,000 season ticket holders expressed a desire to attend. Our goal from the start was to keep each luncheon small in size to encourage an open and active discussion. Therefore, for this first luncheon, we elected to invite 25 respondees who have been among Chicago Cubs season ticket holders for the longest amount of time. I'm sorry we cannot include you at this time.
As we mentioned in our initial letter, this luncheon represents the first in a series of meetings we hope to hold with our season ticket holders. We are fortunate to have such tremendous fan support and we hope to meet all of you at some point during the 2008 season. Our next luncheon will be held shortly after the All-Star Break and we will be in touch with you if there is an opportunity to include you in a future session.