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White Sox Volunteer Corps

2015 VOLUNTEER CORPS






We are excited to embark on our seventh year of service and volunteerism. More than 6,200 fans have answered the call to service, and we appreciate your commitment to bettering the community. We look forward to an exciting season of service!


Our Mission
The White Sox Volunteer Corps was created to encourage fans and community-minded Chicagoans to join together and better their communities through service. The team organizes events that incorporate support from players, staff and members of the volunteer group to serve shoulder-to-shoulder to make a positive and lasting impact in our community.


Volunteer Opportunities
The Chicago White Sox recognizes opportunities including mass mobilized service days, food repacks and mobile pantries, book sorting sessions, park clean-ups and more. Our calendar of events is listed below, with more details for each to be sent via email. If you have any questions, ideas or comments, please feel free to email us at volunteercorps@whitesox.mlb.com. We'd love to hear from you.


2015 Calendar & Registration Details


  1. July
  2. August
  3. September
  4. October

JULY


Special Olympics 2015 Golf Skills Competition
Thursday, July 23 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Assist with event stations, recording scores, awards ceremony and lunch distribution.
  • Location: Marquette Park, 6734 S. Kedzie Ave Chicago, IL 60629
  • Goal of 20 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Click here to register for this Special Olympics event.

Girls in the Game Camp
Thursday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m. - Noon

  • Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls.
  • Assist with registration, camp stations and more!
  • Location: Union Park Fieldhouse, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607
  • To RSVP, email Meg Horgan at MHorgan@girlsinthegame.org by Thursday, July 16

 

AUGUST


First Merit Day of Service at Elliott Donnelley Youth Center
Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • One of the original three centers to form Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) in 1956, CYC - Elliott Donnelley Youth Center offers well-trained youth-development specialists who give individual attention to nearly 700 children and teens each year to help them with academic achievement and social and life skills development.
  • Host a community carnival and barbeque for the students served by EDYC. This is a continuation of the May 9 event at the same location.
  • Location: Elliott Donnelley Youth Center - 3947 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago
  • Goal of 25 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include First Merit in the subject line by Monday, August 3.

Ronald McDonald House dinner
Tuesday, August 18 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

  • The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving medical services at nearby children's hospitals.
  • Host a dinner for the families of the Ronald McDonald House near the Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
  • Location: 0N150 Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190
  • Goal of 10 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include RMH in the subject line by Monday, August 10.

KaBoom! Playground Build Prep Day
Thursday, August 27 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • KaBOOM! is a national non-profit committed to providing play places to communities throughout the country. This is the second KaBOOM! Playground Build hosted by the Chicago White Sox. The Primo Center for Women and Children is an organization that empowers women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities. The KaBOOM! Playground Build serves as the culmination of Sox Serve Week community outreach efforts.
  • Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the bigger build that takes place Saturday, August 29. There will be digging, cutting wood, sorting materials and art projects (making signs and potentially priming for side projects).
  • Location: Primo Center 1609 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
  • Goal of 25 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Click here to register by Friday, August 14.

Sell Experience Raffle tickets benefiting Chicago White Sox Charities and Sox Serve Week
Friday, August 28 from 4:30 pm - end of the 6th inning

  • Each season, we designate one week to highlight and showcase our overall commitment to the community. Branded as "Sox Serve Week," the week features a number of special fundraising opportunities for Chicago White Sox Charities along with community outreach events involving current and former players. The Experience Raffle offers fans attending the August 28th game the chance to win unique White Sox experiences.
  • Volunteers will sell raffle tickets at various locations at U.S. Cellular Field.
  • Location: 333 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60616
  • Goal of 12 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include Raffle in the subject line by Friday, August 14.

KaBoom! Playground Build at the Primo Center for Women and Children
Saturday, August 29 from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • KaBoom! is a national non-profit committed to providing play places to communities throughout the country. This is the second KaBoom! Playground Build hosted by the Chicago White Sox. The Primo Center for Women and Children is an organization that empowers women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities.
  • Volunteers are needed to help with the playground build and side projects.
  • Location: Primo Center 1609 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
  • Goal of 150 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Click here to register by Friday, August 14.

 

SEPTEMBER


USO Lunch
Friday, September 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • The USO of Illinois' mission is to enhance the quality of life and lift the spirits of America's troops and their families through local programs and centers in appreciation of their service and sacrifice.
  • Help serve a "come and go" lunch to active service men and women at U.S. Cellular Field.
  • Location: Upper Terrace Suite at U.S. Cellular Field
  • Goal of 50 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include USO in the subject line by Tuesday, September 1.

 

OCTOBER


Ronald McDonald House dinner
Thursday, October 15 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

  • The Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for families of children receiving medical services at nearby children's hospitals.
  • Host a dinner for the families of the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center in Hines.
  • Location: Tripp Ave at Airmail Road
    (1 Airmail Road on your GPS)
    (Located on the Hines VA complex)
    Hines, IL 60141
  • Goal of 10 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing volunteercorps@chisox.com and include RMH in the subject line by Monday, October 5.

 

NOVEMBER


 

DECEMBER