Sox Serve Week - June 6-12, 2016
Chicago White Sox Charities annual week long initiative to give back to the community we call home.
Sox Serve Week is built around a call to serve. As an organization we feel that it is our responsibility to serve the Chicagoland community. As a fan, you can serve by donating your time or participating in a fundraiser to give back to White Sox Charities. Funds raised from Sox Serve Week will directly serve the Chicagoland community. Together we can unite as White Sox fans to serve our community. Each day will feature an outreach activity and a fundraiser during the game and we hope you can join our team.
Sox Serve Week is presented in partnership with ComEd, Magellan Corporation, MillerCoors and Wintrust Financial.
Monday, June 6
Serve - White Sox Front Office staff members will be preparing and serving breakfast and lunch at Matthew House, an organization who provides food and daytime shelter to men, women and children who are homeless.
Tuesday, June 7
Serve - Amateur City Elite (ACE) players will be participating in a White Sox career day at U.S. Cellular Field. The student athletes will learn about the different career opportunities within the sports industries from staff members and players. ACE gives inner-city kids the opportunity to play highly competitive baseball while also focusing on academics and sportsmanship. White Sox Charities fully funds and manages the ACE program.
Give - White Sox Wives will be selling Mystery Baseballs throughout the game at Section 135 while supplies last. The baseballs will be concealed in a box so that the purchaser doesn't know who signed the baseball until opening it. Baseballs are signed by members of the 2016 White Sox team.
Wednesday, June 8
Serve - A sensory baseball experience for visually impaired kids from Vision Resource Program at Curie High School complete with a visit from White Sox players. Students from Chicago Public Schools will receive a one-of-a-kind experience on our big league field.
Give - Comcast SportsNet presents Mystery Soxpacks. Each custom White Sox Ogio Backpack is stuffed with a mystery baseball signed by a current player, a mystery baseball signed by a former player, a U.S. Cellular Field 25th anniversary ballpark replica, a Sox Serve t-shirt and two Outfield Reserved tickets to a 2016 game (subject to availability). Backpacks are $150. Signature Backpacks are $550 and include an autographed jersey. Fans will have the opportunity to select which autographed jersey is included in their backpack. Available jerseys include Jose Abreu, Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk, Todd Frazier, Aaron Rowand, Chris Sale, Frank Thomas and Jim Thome. Jerseys will be available on a first-come, first-sold basis.
Thursday, June 9
Serve - The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's will become the White Sox House for the day. White Sox players, staff, pride crew and Southpaw will take over the House with all things baseball. The highlight of the day will be a Home Run Derby event on the mini-White Sox field on the House rooftop.
Give - White Sox Wives will be putting together themed baskets representing your favorite White Sox players. Each basket will include some of the player's favorite things in addition to autographed items. To bid, visit the Miller Lite Extra Base via Section 157 during the game or place your bid via phone at 312-674-5684. Phone lines will be open starting at 5:40 p.m. CT. Bidding ends at 9 p.m. CT.
Friday, June 10
Serve - White Sox Volunteer Corps will be building playhouses to benefit a variety of Chicago-based agencies ranging from the Chicago Park District to Elliot Donnelly Youth Center to Beacon Therapeutic. The volunteers will be building the playhouses from start to finish including painting and decorating them at the end. To volunteer at the Playhouse Build e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Playhouse.
Give - Try your luck at White Sox Punch-a-Bunch! For a donation of just $20 White Sox fans will be able to punch a spot to win great prizes ranging from autographed items to premium promotional items to game tickets.
Saturday, June 11
Serve - The White Sox will welcome the 2016 White Sox Charities grant recipients for a day at the ballpark including lunch in the Upper Terrace. The day will be highlighted by a pre-game ceremony recognizing each of the grant recipients.
Give - One-of-a-kind experiences will be available for bid in the WGN Ultimate Broadcast Auction during the WGN broadcast. Experiences range from a Hitting Clinic with Todd Frazier to the opportunity to throw out a first pitch. Fans will be able to bid online at whitesox.com/ultimateauction.
Sunday, June 12
Serve - Happy Birthday to the Fuzzy Green Dude - Southpaw! Southpaw is throwing himself a party and invited families served by the USO of Illinois and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Surviors (TAPS). Families will participate in birthday games hosted by the players' wives, enjoy cake and meet all of Southpaw's friends! Fans are also encouraged to bring a toy to the game to celebrate the big guy's birthday. All toys will be donated to the USO of Illinois and TAPS.
Give - White Sox fans can purchase raffle tickets in the Ultimate Raffle to win a variety of prizes ranging from a lineup card exchange to a Jose Abreu autographed bat to tickets to a future game. Tickets can be purchased at Sections 135 and 535.