5/7/2014 1:39 P.M. ET
White Sox announce upcoming homestand activities
By / MLB.com
Chicago White Sox promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming home series vs. the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. Tickets for all games are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations.
Wednesday's game vs. the Chicago Cubs will be televised on WCIU-TV. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will broadcast Thursday's game vs. the Chicago Cubs and Saturday and Sunday's games vs. Arizona. Comcast SportsNet Plus will broadcast Friday's game vs. Arizona. All games will air on WSCR-AM 670 (The Score), the White Sox flagship radio station, and 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes, the White Sox Spanish-language radio affiliate.
Wednesday, May 7, 7:10 p.m. vs. the Chicago Cubs
National Anthem by Three Men in Kilts
Ceremonial first pitch by 2014 U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team gold medalist Brody Roybal
Three Men in Kilts, a traditional Irish band from Chicago's South Side, will sing the National Anthem.
Brody Roybal, Chicagoland native and member of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The 15-year-old was the youngest member of the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Thursday, May 8, 7:10 p.m. vs. the Chicago Cubs, presented by United Airlines
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Jen Porter
Ceremonial first pitch by Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman
2014 Firestone All-Star Balloting Program begins at U.S. Cellular Field
Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears cornerback, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winner holds franchise records for interception return yards (675), interception return touchdowns (eight) and defensive return touchdowns (nine). Tillman also appeared in the Pro Bowl twice during his 11 seasons with the Bears.
The 2014 Firestone All-Star Balloting Program begins at U.S. Cellular Field for the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will take place on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Fans who vote will be eligible to enter for the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Minneapolis to enjoy the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Fans can vote 25 times online at whitesox.com or MLB.com through July 3. There also will be All-Star balloting displays throughout U.S. Cellular Field. A pregame ceremony will launch the balloting program.
Friday, May 9, 7:10 p.m. vs. Arizona
Miller de Mayo Celebration and Fireworks, presented by Miller Lite
National Anthem by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
Ceremonial first pitch by representatives from Miller Lite and Children's Home + Aid
#SoxSocial Night highlighting Instagram
Friday Night Trivia at the Miller Lite Bullpen Sports Bar
Mariachi Monumental de Mexico, Chicago's Mariachi ensemble, will perform the National Anthem
The second #SoxSocial Night of the 2014 season includes various contests and promotions throughout the day revolving around Instagram. The White Sox "Soxarazzi" winner will be the team's Instagram photographer for the game. The first 200 fans to purchase tickets to this #SoxSocial Night at whitesox.com/soxsocial will receive a White Sox baseball and bat keychain and White Sox headphones.
Friday Night Trivia in the Miller Lite Bullpen Sports Bar begins at 7:30 p.m. Teams of two to six fans can compete in three rounds of trivia for the chance to win all-inclusive Home Plate Club tickets to a future White Sox game. Fans must have a game ticket and be 21 or older to enter the Miller Lite Bullpen Sports Bar.
Saturday, May 10, 6:10 p.m. vs. Arizona
Pink Out Game, Mother-Son Night and Fireworks
Giveaway: Pink White Sox Scarf (first 10,000 women ages 14 and over)
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Jen Porter
Ceremonial first pitch by breast cancer survivors: NBC5 News Today anchor Zoraida Sambolin and longtime White Sox employee Lori Palasti
The Pink Out Game is a partnership between the White Sox and the Chicagoland affiliate of Susan G. Komen in support of breast cancer awareness and education. Fans are encouraged to show their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink to Saturday's game. The game will include a pregame ceremony and tribute starting at 5:30 p.m., which includes breast cancer survivors taking the field with White Sox players. White Sox players will show their support by wearing pink caps, and there will be a special fireworks display. The Komen Chicagoland affiliate, Gilda's Club Chicago and A Silver Lining Foundation will have a presence at the game, as well.
Zoraida Sambolin, former CNN anchor and returning co-anchor of NBC 5 News Today, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in honor of the Pink Out Game. Sambolin was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a preventative double mastectomy in 2013.
Lori Palasti, longtime White Sox front office employee and cancer survivor, also will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in honor of the Pink Out Game.
Sunday, May 11, 1:10 p.m. vs. Arizona
Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Gina Glocksen
Lineup card exchange by 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Vanessa Parzatka
Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, includes free pregame autograph sessions and postgame kids run the bases. Tickets are available for as low as $5 in the Upper Level and $15 in Lower Level, with $10 parking. Additional entertainment includes face painters, balloonists, a caricature artist, magnet art and a photo opportunity with the White Sox Broadcast Dashers.
The 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Vanessa Parzatka, long-time White Sox fan and breast cancer survivor, will take part in pregame activities and deliver the White Sox lineup card at Sunday's game. Parzatka is one of 30 MLB 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Contest winners, which is awarded to women who have been affected by breast cancer and who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate a commitment to fight this disease. Parzatka was treated for stage four breast cancer in 2006, which reappeared in February of 2013.
Tickets for all five games of the homestand are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and through Ticketmaster.
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