Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Pods 7, Ramirez 6, AJ 2, PK dh, JD 9, Kotsay 3, Rios 8, Getz 4, Nix 5. Garcia pitching.
White Sox Food Drive
On Saturday, September 19, the Chicago White Sox will host our Annual White Sox Wives Food Drive. White Sox players’ wives and Greater Chicago Food Depository volunteers will be at the U.S. Cellular Field gates to collect non-perishable food donations and monetary gifts from fans.
In an effort to make this year’s drive the best ever, the White Sox are asking fans to conduct a local food drive before September 19. Reach out to your neighbors, teammates, classrooms, etc., and ask others to donate non-perishable food items. Then bring your collection to the game on September 19. All who donate (monetary donations also are welcome) will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win autographed memorabilia from current White Sox team members.
If you cannot attend the game, food donations may be dropped off at U.S. Cellular Field beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14 through noon on Saturday, September 19. Donations should be dropped at Gate 4 (located on the northwest corner of the ballpark).
For more information, check out the community section of www.whitesox.com.
Almost 500 White Sox Volunteer Corps members are going to meet at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow at Lot C of the ballpark and then head over to Wendell Phillips High School (39th and Prairie), where we will help renovate parts of the high school and the elementary school located inside (that’s how big the school is).
White Sox staff and players are scheduled to stop by at lunchtime to thank the volunteers and maybe lend a little help with the work.
Among the scheduled projects is rehabbing the school’s baseball field, painting and working on a very special mural. I’m excited to take part. Every time I’ve worked on a Volunteer Corps project, be it Boys & Girls Clubs, Food Depository, etc., I’ve walked away with such a sense of pride in the White Sox, in a day well spent and how being a Sox fan connects so many different people.
It’s something not to be missed. I hope I see you there tomorrow.