4/22/2013 4:27 P.M. ET
Chicago White Sox, Bulls/Sox Academy offer youth summer camps throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana
By / MLB.com
The Bulls/Sox Academy announced that the official youth summer camps of the Chicago White Sox are coming to over sixty communities this summer throughout the Chicagoland area. Programs are available for boys and girls from age five to twelve at every ability level. These camps are designed to improve the fundamentals of all athletes while having fun at the same time.
Since its inception, the Chicago White Sox summer camps have reached over 55,000 children throughout the community. These five day camps are broken down into three different age levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced ball players. Professional coaches will focus on the essential skills of baseball - hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, bunting and base running.
"The entire White Sox organization is very proud of the commitment we have made to developing young athletes in the community," said Jerry Reinsdorf, Chairman of the Chicago White Sox. "We believe one of the most important attributes we can pass along to the next generation of young players and fans in the Chicagoland area is our knowledge and passion for the game."
The Bulls/Sox Academy has created a unique experience for all of its summer camp participants. Each baseball camp participant, along with one guest, will be invited to U.S. Cellular Field for a Q&A session with a White Sox personality, a coach, and a current White Sox player while enjoying a walk around the warning track to gain a unique perspective of what the Major League players see on a daily basis.
"We are proud to offer this exclusive experience to all of our camp participants. Beyond working on their game, these young athletes have a rare opportunity to visit U.S. Cellular Field and meet Chicago White Sox personalities," said Xan Pearson, Bulls/Sox Academy Vice President of Marketing. "The professional instruction and the opportunity to engage with a pro athlete set us apart from other summer camp programs."
New this year, every participant in the baseball camp program will receive a 30" regulation Louisville Slugger wooden baseball bat as well as a U.S. Cellular Field experience, six free White Sox ticket vouchers, a Bulls/Sox Academy hat, 20th Anniversary summer camp t-shirt and graduation certificate. Athletes will receive a skills evaluation report and all baseball campers will compete in the White Sox Skills Competition. The top thirty overall qualifiers in each age group will compete at our Champions Day event at U.S. Cellular Field in September.
The Bulls/Sox Academy also offers baseball, fastpitch softball, and combination camps for the two-sport athlete. The locations of all the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls summer camps are listed on the Bulls/Sox Academy website. For more information or to register for a camp please visit www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.
The Bulls/Sox Training Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs extensive training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball, and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional Academy locations in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Schererville, IN.
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