The Week Ahead
Sunday, August 2, 2009
If you are planning to catch a Sox game soon, the rest of this homestand next week might be a great opportunity.
In honor of Mark Buehrle’s Perfect Game, tickets for the three-game series with the Angels are specially priced ($9 and $27 … for innings and batters retired, get it?), and giveaways are planned for all three games to commemorate his gem.
And next week is also our first ever “Chicago White Sox Charities Week,” with events each day to raise funds and awareness of Chicago White Sox Charities. Giving back is part of who we are as a team and as an organization, and all this week we plan to highlight opportunities for fans to support our CWS Charities efforts, not to mention win some pretty cool stuff.
On Tuesday, fans at the ballpark can bid on the jerseys off our player’s backs. On Wednesday, we are going to have players from our various youth baseball teams in the stands selling Sox Tags to raise funds. Thursday, we have hundreds of game-used baseballs for sale (if you never snagged one of those foul balls, here’s your chance to get a game ball for a reasonable price), and Friday, wives of White Sox players will be selling “Mystery Brown Bags” during the game. These bags can contain anything from a signed ball from a current team member to a signed baseball by HOF Carlton Fisk or Luis Aparicio!
And then Saturday, we are holding a special in-game auction — termed the Ultimate Auction — during the WGN telecast. Fans at home can bid on very special prizes — things like a broadcast experience with Hawk and Steve to a “Suite” night where fans receive a suite to a Sox game, Hawks game and Bulls game.
Thanks to WGN and Pat Tomasulo (assuming he comes back from the stand-in gig for Regis on the Regis and Kelly Show), Saturday’s game will feature auction items all during pregame and the matchup with the Indians.
To bid, fans should go to whitesox.com/ultimatebid
We are very proud that CWSC had donated nearly $15 million to local Charities and causes since its inception. We certainly could not offer that level of support without the willingness of our fans to attend our special events, buy Sox Split Raffle tickets and support our efforts in so many ways. We also want this week to be an opportunity to celebrate what our fans mean to us and how they help us give back to Chicago. The White Sox are so much more than just a baseball team when it comes to Chicago, and that is a responsibility we take very strongly.