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White Sox announce upcoming homestand events

Upcoming homestand features Mark Buehrle Day; Giveaways include fan-favorite Hawaiian Sox Shirt

The Chicago White Sox have announced promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming homestand vs. Oakland, New York and Texas.
 
The White Sox will retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56 jersey on Saturday, June 24. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:15 p.m. to watch the pregame ceremony. Mark Buehrle will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Special guests scheduled to attend the ceremony include Joe Crede, John Danks, Jon Garland, Scott Podsednik, Frank Thomas and more. White Sox legendary broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is scheduled to emcee the ceremony. In celebration of Mark Buehrle Day, all fans in attendance will receive a commemorative No. 56 lapel pin. Mark's son Braden will perform the National Anthem. A limited number of tickets, including Standing Room Only, remain available. Tickets and additional information, including a look back at Buehrle's career, are available at whitesox.com/MB56.
 
Additional details about scheduled events and activities for the upcoming homestand are provided below.
 
Theme Nights and Promotions
The White Sox invite fans to celebrate Country Music Night and Fireworks, presented by Coca-Cola, on Friday, June 23. Entertainment includes a pregame acoustic Rock the Sox performance by country music artist Adam Craig, a Country Music Night Party Shop in Section 159 and country music played throughout the ballpark. BIG 95.5 morning on-air talent Zachary "Remy" Hoesly also has selected a special guest to throw a ceremonial first pitch. The first 1,500 fans to purchase tickets at whitesox.com/country will receive a voucher for a special White Sox cowboy hat.
 
Family Sunday, presented by Coca-Cola, will take place on Sunday, June 25, and Sunday, July 2. Both games will include kid-friendly activities such as children's running the bases postgame (weather permitting), face painters, balloon artists and a caricature artist. Tickets are available as low as $5 in the Upper Level and $15 in the Lower Level with $10 parking. Kids ages 10 and under eat free off the kid's menu at ChiSox Bar & Grill on Family Sundays. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com/Sundays.
 
Chosen Few DJs House Music Night will take place on Monday, June 26. Entertainment includes a ceremonial first pitch by Wayne Williams, a pregame set by Chosen Few DJs and House Music played throughout the ballpark. Specially priced tickets are available at whitesox.com/House.
 
The White Sox invite fans to celebrate Polish Heritage Night on Tuesday, June 27. Pregame entertainment includes traditional Polish dances performed by the Wesoly Lud Polish Folk Dance Company of Roman Catholic Union of America. Polish fare also will be served on the concourse, including pierogis and potato pancakes. Specially priced tickets are available at whitesox.com/PHN.
 
Super Hero Night will take place on Thursday, June 29. The first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets at whitesox.com/super will receive a voucher for a Jose Abreu super hero bobblehead and have the opportunity to watch batting practice. Additional entertainment includes characters from Superheroes Saving Smiles of Jacksonville, Illinois, roaming the concourse as well as special scoreboard graphics and music throughout the game. Fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes while following ballpark policies, which prohibits wearing any type of face mask into the ballpark.
 
Mullet Night and Fireworks, presented by Great Clips, will take place on Friday, June 30. Entertainment includes live in-game performances by Hairbangers Ball, a mullet parade and in-game haircut stations sponsored by Great Clips. Fans can support Chicago White Sox Charities and Ronald McDonald House by getting a haircut and purchasing mullet wigs in Sections 107, 157,158 and 536. The evening will conclude with fireworks set to classic rock music. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com.
 
The second Children's Autograph Session of the season will take place on Sunday, July 2, inviting kids to receive autographs from current White Sox players. The first 100 kids (ages 13 and under) to enter the ballpark through the Chicago Sports Depot entrance (located near parking Lot B and Gate 5) when gates open at 11:15 a.m. will be given a wristband and directed to a special area for the autograph session. A regular game ticket is required to participate. Children's Autograph Session information and future dates are available at whitesox.com/Autographs.
 
Giveaways
All kids (ages 13 and under) who enter the ballpark on Sunday, June 25, will receive a Southpaw Birthday Bobblehead, presented by Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline. This commemorative bobblehead celebrates the mascot's 13th birthday.
 
The Free T-Shirt Thursdays giveaway returns on Thursday, June 29. The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a White Sox T-shirt. Tickets and information on upcoming T-shirt designs are available at whitesox.com/Thursdays.
 
The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark on Saturday, July 1 will receive a White Sox Hawaiian Shirt, presented by Beggars Pizza.
 
Special Guests
American country music singer-songwriter Adam Craig will perform a pregame Rock the Sox acoustic set and the National Anthem prior to throwing out a ceremonial first pitch in celebration of Country Music Night on Friday, June 23. Craig is known for his work as a songwriter, co-writing Parmalee's "Close Your Eyes" and scoring cuts like Jason Aldean's "Church Pew or Bar Stool," Dustin Lynch's "World to Me" and Love and Theft's "Whiskey on My Breath." His self-titled album includes his debut song called "Just a Phase."
 
Chosen Few DJ and producer Wayne Williams will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in celebration of House Music Night on Monday, June 26. Williams is known for signing R. Kelly and working with an array of popular artists, including: Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. The house music pioneer now partners with other young DJs through his Chosen Few DJs group. 
 
Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski will throw a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, June 27. He was selected by the Bears in the 4th round (113th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft, going on to play 14 games in his first professional season. During his time at West Virginia University, Kwiatkoski recorded a team-leading 86 tackles, which ranked 16th in the Big 12, and earned first-team all-Big 12 following his senior season. 
 
Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Amber Stocks will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, June 28. Prior to joining the Sky, Stocks helped turn the Los Angeles Sparks from a 14-20 record in 2015 to a 26-8 record in 2016. Her scouting and game preparation throughout the playoffs led the Sparks' 2016 WNBA Championship run. Stocks also appeared as a color analyst on ESPN 3, the Big East Digital Network and FoxSports. She will be accompanied to the mound by Sky guard/forward Kahleah Copper and forward Keisha Hampton.
 
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Athletic Director Jim Schmidt will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, July 2. Schmidt is currently in his 21st year at UIC, which makes him the longest-tenured athletic director in the Horizon League. The "engineer of championship programs" is acknowledged for producing the most comprehensive run of athletic and academic success in the school's history. During his leadership, UIC has advanced to 48 NCAA postseason competitions while earning 78 conference championships. He led the university during the inaugural women's soccer season in 2014 and when UIC won the 2000 and 2007 James J. McCafferty Trophy, which honors the most successful Horizon League athletic program each season. 
 
New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, July 2. The East Chicago, Indiana, native is a career 36.9 percent three-point shooter who set career-bests this season in scoring average (9.6) and three-point makes (77). The Purdue University product had 73 appearances in 2016, which ranked third on the Pelicans roster. The former Chicago Bull just finished his sixth season in the NBA.
 
The Chicago Bandits 2017 roster led by Head Coach Sharonda McDonald will be honored in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, July 2. The back-to-back Cowles Cup champions have now earned four NPF titles (2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016). The team, which has been a member of National Pro Fast-pitch (NPF) since 2005, will join the White Sox on their off day before facing the Akron Racers in Rosemont on July 3-4.
 
Ticket Information
Tickets for all games are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.

The Chicago White Sox have announced promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming homestand vs. Oakland, New York and Texas.
 
The White Sox will retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56 jersey on Saturday, June 24. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:15 p.m. to watch the pregame ceremony. Mark Buehrle will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Special guests scheduled to attend the ceremony include Joe Crede, John Danks, Jon Garland, Scott Podsednik, Frank Thomas and more. White Sox legendary broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is scheduled to emcee the ceremony. In celebration of Mark Buehrle Day, all fans in attendance will receive a commemorative No. 56 lapel pin. Mark's son Braden will perform the National Anthem. A limited number of tickets, including Standing Room Only, remain available. Tickets and additional information, including a look back at Buehrle's career, are available at whitesox.com/MB56.
 
Additional details about scheduled events and activities for the upcoming homestand are provided below.
 
Theme Nights and Promotions
The White Sox invite fans to celebrate Country Music Night and Fireworks, presented by Coca-Cola, on Friday, June 23. Entertainment includes a pregame acoustic Rock the Sox performance by country music artist Adam Craig, a Country Music Night Party Shop in Section 159 and country music played throughout the ballpark. BIG 95.5 morning on-air talent Zachary "Remy" Hoesly also has selected a special guest to throw a ceremonial first pitch. The first 1,500 fans to purchase tickets at whitesox.com/country will receive a voucher for a special White Sox cowboy hat.
 
Family Sunday, presented by Coca-Cola, will take place on Sunday, June 25, and Sunday, July 2. Both games will include kid-friendly activities such as children's running the bases postgame (weather permitting), face painters, balloon artists and a caricature artist. Tickets are available as low as $5 in the Upper Level and $15 in the Lower Level with $10 parking. Kids ages 10 and under eat free off the kid's menu at ChiSox Bar & Grill on Family Sundays. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com/Sundays.
 
Chosen Few DJs House Music Night will take place on Monday, June 26. Entertainment includes a ceremonial first pitch by Wayne Williams, a pregame set by Chosen Few DJs and House Music played throughout the ballpark. Specially priced tickets are available at whitesox.com/House.
 
The White Sox invite fans to celebrate Polish Heritage Night on Tuesday, June 27. Pregame entertainment includes traditional Polish dances performed by the Wesoly Lud Polish Folk Dance Company of Roman Catholic Union of America. Polish fare also will be served on the concourse, including pierogis and potato pancakes. Specially priced tickets are available at whitesox.com/PHN.
 
Super Hero Night will take place on Thursday, June 29. The first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets at whitesox.com/super will receive a voucher for a Jose Abreu super hero bobblehead and have the opportunity to watch batting practice. Additional entertainment includes characters from Superheroes Saving Smiles of Jacksonville, Illinois, roaming the concourse as well as special scoreboard graphics and music throughout the game. Fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes while following ballpark policies, which prohibits wearing any type of face mask into the ballpark.
 
Mullet Night and Fireworks, presented by Great Clips, will take place on Friday, June 30. Entertainment includes live in-game performances by Hairbangers Ball, a mullet parade and in-game haircut stations sponsored by Great Clips. Fans can support Chicago White Sox Charities and Ronald McDonald House by getting a haircut and purchasing mullet wigs in Sections 107, 157,158 and 536. The evening will conclude with fireworks set to classic rock music. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com.
 
The second Children's Autograph Session of the season will take place on Sunday, July 2, inviting kids to receive autographs from current White Sox players. The first 100 kids (ages 13 and under) to enter the ballpark through the Chicago Sports Depot entrance (located near parking Lot B and Gate 5) when gates open at 11:15 a.m. will be given a wristband and directed to a special area for the autograph session. A regular game ticket is required to participate. Children's Autograph Session information and future dates are available at whitesox.com/Autographs.
 
Giveaways
All kids (ages 13 and under) who enter the ballpark on Sunday, June 25, will receive a Southpaw Birthday Bobblehead, presented by Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline. This commemorative bobblehead celebrates the mascot's 13th birthday.
 
The Free T-Shirt Thursdays giveaway returns on Thursday, June 29. The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a White Sox T-shirt. Tickets and information on upcoming T-shirt designs are available at whitesox.com/Thursdays.
 
The first 20,000 fans to enter the ballpark on Saturday, July 1 will receive a White Sox Hawaiian Shirt, presented by Beggars Pizza.
 
Special Guests
American country music singer-songwriter Adam Craig will perform a pregame Rock the Sox acoustic set and the National Anthem prior to throwing out a ceremonial first pitch in celebration of Country Music Night on Friday, June 23. Craig is known for his work as a songwriter, co-writing Parmalee's "Close Your Eyes" and scoring cuts like Jason Aldean's "Church Pew or Bar Stool," Dustin Lynch's "World to Me" and Love and Theft's "Whiskey on My Breath." His self-titled album includes his debut song called "Just a Phase."
 
Chosen Few DJ and producer Wayne Williams will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in celebration of House Music Night on Monday, June 26. Williams is known for signing R. Kelly and working with an array of popular artists, including: Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. The house music pioneer now partners with other young DJs through his Chosen Few DJs group. 
 
Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski will throw a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, June 27. He was selected by the Bears in the 4th round (113th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft, going on to play 14 games in his first professional season. During his time at West Virginia University, Kwiatkoski recorded a team-leading 86 tackles, which ranked 16th in the Big 12, and earned first-team all-Big 12 following his senior season. 
 
Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Amber Stocks will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, June 28. Prior to joining the Sky, Stocks helped turn the Los Angeles Sparks from a 14-20 record in 2015 to a 26-8 record in 2016. Her scouting and game preparation throughout the playoffs led the Sparks' 2016 WNBA Championship run. Stocks also appeared as a color analyst on ESPN 3, the Big East Digital Network and FoxSports. She will be accompanied to the mound by Sky guard/forward Kahleah Copper and forward Keisha Hampton.
 
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) Athletic Director Jim Schmidt will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, July 2. Schmidt is currently in his 21st year at UIC, which makes him the longest-tenured athletic director in the Horizon League. The "engineer of championship programs" is acknowledged for producing the most comprehensive run of athletic and academic success in the school's history. During his leadership, UIC has advanced to 48 NCAA postseason competitions while earning 78 conference championships. He led the university during the inaugural women's soccer season in 2014 and when UIC won the 2000 and 2007 James J. McCafferty Trophy, which honors the most successful Horizon League athletic program each season. 
 
New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, July 2. The East Chicago, Indiana, native is a career 36.9 percent three-point shooter who set career-bests this season in scoring average (9.6) and three-point makes (77). The Purdue University product had 73 appearances in 2016, which ranked third on the Pelicans roster. The former Chicago Bull just finished his sixth season in the NBA.
 
The Chicago Bandits 2017 roster led by Head Coach Sharonda McDonald will be honored in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, July 2. The back-to-back Cowles Cup champions have now earned four NPF titles (2008, 2011, 2015 and 2016). The team, which has been a member of National Pro Fast-pitch (NPF) since 2005, will join the White Sox on their off day before facing the Akron Racers in Rosemont on July 3-4.
 
Ticket Information
Tickets for all games are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.

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