About Youth Baseball Initiatives
The White Sox are committed to giving all children the opportunity to enjoy the game of baseball and a chance at a better life - something that can be a challenge in the midst of the violence that engulfs Chicago's South side.
With this philosophy as a guiding light, White Sox Charities continues to fund a number of youth baseball programs to keep kids off the streets and engaged in the classroom. These programs support inner-city youth of all ages and playing skills on and off the field from recreation and intermediate levels to highly competitive travel teams.
The organization's commitment to youth baseball began with the Inner City Youth Baseball League (ICYB) in 1993 and continues today with White Sox Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) and the Amateur City Elite (ACE) programs.
Since 1993 when the program started, nearly 13,000 youth in the city of Chicago have participated in youth baseball programs funded by Chicago White Sox Charities.