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White Sox Community News08/27/2010 4:32 PM ET
To help kick-off the start of a highly anticipated series vs. the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox will host the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks tonight during "Blackhawks Night".
The special night will not only feature the prominent display of the Stanley Cup, but the White Sox will play host to the gathering of all four major championship trophies.
On hand to present each trophy is Richard Dent representing the Bears with 1986 Super Bowl Vince Lombardi Trophy, Scottie Pippen for the Bulls with the Larry O'Brien Trophy, Mark Buehrle for the White Sox with the 2005 Commissioner's Trophy and Joel Quenneville for the Blackhawks with the 2010 Stanley Cup. Chicago is the only city to have won a title in each of the four major sports over the past 25 years.
Blackhawks Night at the ballpark will include a variety of unique pregame activities that include a party and on-field parade for Blackhawks season-ticket holders, in-game vignettes based around the Stanley Cup Champions, its history and players, a ceremonial first pitch from a member of the Hawks and special postgame fireworks show.
The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a special miniature replica of the Stanley Cup trophy presented by the Blackhawks.
White Sox Wives Food Drive
Non-perishable food items also will be collected at the 14 Chicagoland Dominick's locations through Saturday, August 28. Attending is Lisa Pierzynski, Emily Thornton, Stephanie Lillibridge, Jamie Buehrle, Adele Jenks, Lauren McClain (fiancée of Mark Teahen), Erika Zanders (girlfriend of Edwin Jackson) and other family members of players and coaches. Over the years, the food drive at U.S. Cellular Field has become one of the Food Depository's largest drives and is important to providing food to Cook County's underserved
White Sox Honor "Big Hurt"
A number of Thomas' former teammates and coaches are scheduled to attend the ceremony which will be emceed by Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. The first 10,000 fans in attendance also will receive a Frank Thomas bobblehead.
Ozzie Guillen Foundation and CWSC Host Salsa Gala
"Salsa and Stars with Ozzie Guillen & Friends" will be held at the River East Arts Center (435 East Illinois Street) in Chicago. In addition to a once in a lifetime salsa jam session, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvers, and will have the opportunity to participate in a spectacular live and silent auction. The event will commence at 6:30 p.m. on September 13 and tickets will be available at whitesox.com/community or by calling 312-674-5387.
Hero of the Game
Roberto Clemente Award Presentation
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