White Sox announce upcoming homestand events

The Chicago White Sox announced promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming homestand vs. Baltimore.

June 12th, 2017

The Chicago White Sox announced promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming homestand vs. Baltimore. 

Theme Nights and Promotions

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Founder Mike Milken will be honored in a special pregame ceremony on Monday, June 12. The foundation will be presented with a $25,000 donation from Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) to support the official Prostate Cancer Home Run Challenge as well as its efforts to find a cure. With this donation, CWSC has donated more than $300,000 since 2005. This annual effort between PCF and Major League Baseball allows fans to pledge a donation for every home run hit between June 1 and June 18. Fans will see this effort conclude on Father's Day, when all 30 Clubs will wear uniforms and caps with light blue incorporated into regular logos. Additional information is available at HomeRunChallenge.org.

The Chicago White Sox honor members of the United States Navy at the 2017 Navy Night on Tuesday, June 13. A special pregame ceremony will include 88 Naval Recruits from the Midwest as they are sworn into the Navy on the field at the ballpark. Rear Admiral Doug Beal will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on behalf of the Navy. The organization is one of only two Major League Clubs to hold a Navy Recruit Division enlistment. This is the 33rd consecutive year that the White Sox have held Navy Recruit Division that will be known as the Chicago White Sox Division. Tickets for Navy members' family and friends are available at whitesox.com/Navy.

Special Guests

Celebrity Master Chef Shaun O'Neale will throw a ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs in the #SoxSocial Lounge on Monday, June 12. After more than 20 years as a DJ, the Las Vegas native pursued his love for cooking by capturing the title of Celebrity Master Chef in the FOX show's seventh season. Recipes from O'Neale's new cookbook, "My Modern American Table," will be featured in the Huntington Bank Stadium Club throughout the homestand.

Zach Bencal, who stars in the role of "Babkak" in Disney's "Aladdin," which is currently playing at Broadway in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre, will perform the National Anthem on Monday, June 12. 

The White Sox will honor Amateur City Elite (ACE) Players of the Month during a special pregame ceremony on Tuesday, June 13. The honorees for May include 12U athlete Kevin Hall of Lansing; 13U athlete Francisco Trevino of Hammond, Indiana; and 14U athlete Jorge Garcia of Roseland. Through the ACE program, the White Sox offer rising youth baseball stars in the inner-city community the opportunity to play baseball against other highly competitive groups on a traveling team. ACE team members (12-18 years of age) are engaged in an elite practice and competition schedule, while receiving academic direction to prepare them for success both on and off the field. The ACE program has helped nearly 148 participants secure college baseball scholarships - including more than 70 players at the Division I level - and developed 18 players who have been drafted by Major League Baseball teams. 

Former Chicago Bear Charles Tillman will accompany a special guest of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation to the mound for a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, June 14. The foundation's mission is to provide opportunities and resources to children and their families who are in need. Since 2005, Tillman's charitable efforts have impacted the lives of thousands of critically and chronically ill children and their families. The first 1,000 tickets purchased at whitesox.com/Tillman will receive a special edition Charles Tillman bobblehead.

Univision radio and TV personality Aileen Ocaña will throw a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, June 14. Prior to the game, she will participate in a live Univision radio and TV broadcast at the Gate 5 plaza from 4-6:30 p.m. 

Well-Known Strangers, a cello-infused indie rock band from Racine, Wisconsin, will perform a pregame acoustic set on Thursday, June 15. 

Robb Rivera, drummer for the American rock band Nonpoint, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Thursday, June 15. The band's ninth album, "The Poison Red," was recorded in 2016 at Uptown Studios in Chicago.

Jim Doepke, known as "Mr. Trumpet," will perform the National Anthem on Thursday, June 15. This will be the 15th performance at a major-league ballpark. 


The first 10,000 fans to enter the ballpark on Thursday, June 15, will receive a commemorative 1917 World Series T-shirt. This giveaway is part of the Free T-Shirt Thursdays, presented by the Village of Bedford Park. Tickets and information on upcoming T-shirt designs is available at whitesox.com/Thursdays

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.