White Sox in the Community
In addition to White Sox Charities grant support, team members and front office staff volunteer their time and talents with various grant recipients. Below are a few examples of their support from the 2015 season.
Lurie Children's Hospital
White Sox players Adam Eaton, Alexei Ramirez and Chris Sale visited pediatric oncology patients at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital before that night's home game. They came armed with gifts for the patients and siblings.
Comer Children's Hospital
The White Sox invited teenage oncology patients for a one-of-a-kind experience at the ballpark for two games this season. The teens watched batting practice from the field and enjoyed the game from a suite. The program was created to give teens the opportunity to enjoy a baseball game without having to worry about their diagnosis. They attended the game without their parents. Doctors and nurses served as chaperones for the game.
Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Ronald McDonald Houses
White Sox front office members and Volunteer Corps prepared meals at all five Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicagoland area.
Working in the Schools (WITS)
WITS is a volunteer-powered program that promotes literacy and the love of learning in Chicago Public Schools. White Sox front office staff members volunteer with WITS at McClellan Elementary School in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood throughout the school year, reading with and, in many cases, tutoring students every Wednesday morning.