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White Sox announce upcoming series activities

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Chicago White Sox promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming home series vs. the New York Yankees. Tickets for all four games of the series are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations.

Fans should give themselves ample time to enter the ballpark. Gates to the ballpark open 90 minutes before game time, with the exception of Sunday, when gates open two hours beforehand.

Thursday's game will be televised on WCIU-TV. Comcast SportsNet Chicago will broadcast Friday, Saturday and Sunday's games. All four games will air on WSCR-AM 670 (The Score), the White Sox flagship radio station, and 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes, the White Sox Spanish-language radio affiliate.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, May 22, 7:10 p.m. vs. the New York Yankees
"K Zone For Sale"
White Sox Amateur City Elite "Kids Take the Field"
Broadcast Bullpen Challenge (Round 1)
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Jen Porter
Ceremonial first pitch by Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston

"K Zone For Sale" is a new ballpark promotion this season in Sections 154 and 155 - a total of more than 930 seats. When White Sox ace Chris Sale starts, fans with tickets in these sections will receive a free K Zone t-shirt and strikeout card, which can be picked up at the #SoxSocial Lounge before the end of the first inning. "K Zone For Sale" tickets are $20 for most games, with the exception of Family Sundays, when the tickets are $15 (subject to availability).

The White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program recognizes eight members of the program prior to Thursday's game through "Kids Take the Field." The ACE youth will take the field to greet White Sox players at their starting positions. The ACE program helps develop the next generation of inner-city baseball stars. Since its inception in 2007, 85 ACE alumni have received college baseball scholarships and 11 have been drafted by professional teams.

The Broadcast Bullpen Challenge is a first pitch competition between eight local television and radio personalities. Fans will decide which personality wins the 2014 Broadcast Bullpen Challenge title by commenting with their vote on Facebook and replying to tweets on Twitter. CSN Chicago sports anchor Jen Lada and ESPN Deportes 97.5 game announcer Billy Russo will begin the competition by throwing out a first pitch tonight.

New Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. In his first four seasons, Houston started 60 games and recorded 228 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, five pass deflections, four forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and one interception for the Oakland Raiders. Houston signed a five-year contract with the Bears on March 11.

Friday, May 23, 7:10 p.m. vs. the New York Yankees
Ladies Night
Fireworks presented by Athletico Physical Therapy
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Amanda Schnoebelen
Ceremonial first pitch by American basketball star Sheryl Swoopes

The fifth annual Ladies Night includes massage therapists, makeup consultants and a 10 percent off coupon for ladies merchandise at the Chicago Sports Depot. A randomly selected in-game contest winner will have the chance to win a $250 shopping spree at the Chicago Sports Depot. A randomly selected ticket buyer will win a pregame on-field photo with three friends. There will be a pregame performance from Chicago's all-female cover band Girlband at Gate 4 and Zumba at Gate 5 at 5:45 p.m. There also will be postgame fireworks, presented by Athletico Physical Therapy.

Sheryl Swoopes will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Swoopes is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. She was the first player to be signed to the WNBA. Swoopes led the Houston Comets to four consecutive WNBA championships from 1997 to 2000. She currently is the head women's basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago.

Saturday, May 24, 1:10 p.m. vs. the New York Yankees
Giveaway: Chris Sale Bobblehead (first 20,000 fans), presented by Pepsi
Broadcast Bullpen Challenge (Round 1)
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Jen Porter

A Chris Sale bobblehead, presented by Pepsi, will be given to the first 20,000 fans at Saturday's game. This is the first time Sale's likeness has been featured as a bobblehead.

The Broadcast Bullpen Challenge continues with CBS 2 Morning News meteorologist Megan Glaros and 670 The Score host Laurence Holmes facing each other prior to the start of the game.

Sunday, May 25, 1:10 p.m. vs. the New York Yankees
Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
Broadcast Bullpen Challenge (Round 1)
National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Myles Hayes
Ceremonial first pitch by Kendall Coyne, 2014 U.S. Olympic women's hockey silver medalist

The Broadcast Bullpen Challenge continues with NBC 5 News Today traffic reporter Kye Martin facing US99.5 Morning Show Ramblin' Ray Stevens.

Kendall Coyne, Palos Heights native and forward on the 2014 U.S. women's hockey team, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Coyne was one of the younger members of the U.S. women's hockey team, which won the silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She has competed in three International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships and four Four Nations Cups. The Northeastern University (Boston) student turns 22 years old on May 25.

 
WHERE: U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, Ill.
 
TICKETS: Tickets for all four games of the homestand are still available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and through Ticketmaster.
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