CHICAGO – This coming season, the Chicago White Sox are partnering with several Chicagoland youth baseball leagues to provide all players and coaches in the participating youth leagues with jerseys and caps for the spring baseball season. The youth teams will sport White Sox uniforms, with the teams being differentiated by various styles of Sox uniform (e.g. white with black pinstripes, black, grey and 1983 throwback jersey, among others).
Chicagoland youth baseball organizations partnering with the White Sox in 2013 include: the Downers Grove Youth Baseball League; Elmhurst Youth Baseball League; Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball League and the Orland Park Youth Baseball League. Several of the youth leagues participating in the partnership have been strong supporters of White Sox group ticket programs in the past.
“The White Sox are proud and active supporters of youth baseball in Chicagoland,” said Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales & marketing. “Our partnerships with local youth leagues are about much more than just providing caps and jerseys. They also are about helping young kids learn to play the game the right way, enjoy the game and create more players and fans of the game.”
“Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball is honored and grateful for the generous expansion of our 33-year partnership with the Chicago White Sox,” said Bill Sullivan, president of Oak Park Youth Baseball/Softball Bill Sullivan. “Our coaches and players will benefit far beyond great-looking uniforms. This alliance will result in improved coaching resources and will enhance our ability to be certain that every child in Oak Park who wants to play can fully participate in the game we love.”
Throughout the season, the White Sox also will provide the leagues and teams with instructional videos featuring White Sox players and coaches. In addition, the team will recognize a player from each league during every White Sox homestand by having the young athletes’ photos and names featured on the center field scoreboard