Cybernautic CEO To Throw First Pitch at Wrigley Field
Jun 22, 2011

Cybernautic CEO Chad Parker to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch at Wrigley Field for Bloomington-Normal Day in Support of the Twin Cities’ Sister Cities Program.  

Normal, IL  (June 22, 2011) – Cybernautic President and CEO, Chad Parker, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field on August 6, 2011, for Bloomington-Normal Day as the Chicago Cubs face the Cincinnati Reds.
The Bloomington-Normal Sister Cities program and WJBC AM 1230 provided the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch. The Parker family has supported the Sister Cities program dating back to 1991, with the construction of the first American built home in Russia.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be throwing the first pitch for Bloomington-Normal Day and to be supporting the Bloomington-Normal Sister Cities program” said Parker. “This is the chance of a lifetime. I’ve wanted to throw the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game since I was a little kid.”
WJBC AM 1230 provided the platform for the fundraiser benefiting the Sister Cities program on July 19, 2011. Listeners were asked to call in their bid for four terrace reserve tickets and the opportunity to throw the first pitch. Parker’s pledge of $1,000 is support resulted in the winning bid.
Chad Parker was born and raised in Bloomington-Normal, IL. He currently owns and operates Cybernautic, a full-service web design studio in Normal, Il. The Parker family has a 100+ year legacy of local entrepreneurship in the Bloomington-Normal area, and they proudly support local non-profits like the Sister Cities program.


About Cybernautic, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Cybernautic, Inc. provides custom web design services, web hosting, and search engine optimization services for small to medium sized businesses and non-profits in Central Illinois and throughout the United States.  Using their cloud hosting services, Cybernautic is the only one of over 100 hosting companies that were capable of keeping ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s website from crashing.  The company’s mission is to provide outstanding web design, hosting, and search engine optimization services for small to medium sized businesses and non-profits.  Cybernautic, Inc. currently serves hundreds of businesses and non-profits throughout the United States and employs 17 full and part time people.  Cybernautic has won numerous awards for its excellence in web services and community involvement. For more information about Cybernautic Inc., visit its website at


About Sister Cities

The Sister Cities program was originally conceived as part of President Eisenhower’s People to People program. The affiliation between Bloomington and Asahikawa, Japan came about through the personal efforts of Alvin Keller.

On April 7, 1980, the Normal Town Council accepted an invitation to officially join Bloomington as a sister city to Asahikawa, formalizing a relationship that had, in fact, existed for years. The people of Asahikawa had already come to know Bloomington-Normal as one community. For more information about Sister Cities, visit its website at

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Cybernautic, Inc.

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Normal, IL  61761

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