Amateur City Elite (ACE)

White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE)

About ACE

The White Sox created the Amateur City Elite (ACE) program in 2007 to reverse the declining interest and participation in baseball among African American youth, while offering resources and mentorship to pull kids away from the dangers of some of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Now in its seventeenth year, ACE provides the financial means and educational tools for more than 150 youth annually and helps prepare each participant to succeed in life beyond the diamond.

The program boasts a 99 percent high school graduation rate and has helped more than 280 students earn scholarships to schools like Louisville, Michigan and Vanderbilt, as well as several Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

The ACE program was named recipient of the 2022 Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence.


ACE By the Numbers

ACE By the Numbers

Play for ACE

What to Bring:

All baseball equipment and dressed in full uniform, including molded cleats (NO METAL), turf shoes, glove, bat, catchers gear, etc. Bring water.

Anyone interested in attending ACE tryouts for the 2024 season must register for the appropriate age. There will be NO on-site registrations. For questions about tryouts, please contact 312-674-5369.


Program Highlights

ACE Program Highlights
ACE Program Highlights
ACE Program Highlights
ACE Program Highlights