White Sox announce upcoming series activities

WHAT:           Chicago White Sox promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming home series vs. the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners. Tickets for all games of both series are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations.

The White Sox are giving fans a special "staycation" offer during Independence Week games with specially-priced tickets and ballpark food items, as well as a variety of additional fan activities. Through this offer, fans have the opportunity to purchase four Upper Reserved tickets, four value hot dogs and four regular Pepsi product fountain sodas for just $44 during any game of the two series. Additional information is available at whitesox.com/staycation.

Monday's game will be televised on WCIU-TV. Comcast SportsNet Plus will broadcast Tuesday's game, while Comcast SportsNet Chicago will broadcast Wednesday, Friday and Sunday's games. WGN-TV will broadcast Saturday's game. All 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:          Monday, June 30, 7:10 p.m. vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

National Anthem by Ides of March

Ceremonial first pitch by Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic

Ides of March, Chicago's own 70's rock band, will perform the National Anthem.

Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Bostic appeared in all 16 games in his first NFL season, with nine starts, 57 tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Tuesday, July 1, 7:10 p.m. vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Polish Heritage Night

National Anthem by the SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish Choir

Ceremonial first pitch by Paul Odrobina on behalf of the Polish National Alliance

SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish Choir of Lemont (Ill.) will perform the National Anthem.

Paul Odrobina, vice president of the Polish National Alliance, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on behalf of the Polish National Alliance.

Wednesday, July 2, 7:10 p.m. vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

National Anthem by Three Men in Kilts

Ceremonial first pitch by Susan Hedman on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency

Three Men in Kilts, a traditional Irish band from Chicago's South Side, will perform the National Anthem.

Susan Hedman, of the Environmental Protection Agency, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Friday, July 4, 6:10 p.m. vs. Seattle

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks presented by Miller Lite - Military Appreciation

Giveaway: White Sox Tailgate Flag presented by Miller Lite (first 20,000 fans ages 21 and over)

National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Gerald Chaney

Ceremonial first pitch by Bronze Star recipient Lieutenant Commander James Gennari

 

The White Sox will celebrate Independence Day on July 4 with an extended fireworks display at the conclusion of the game, presented by Miller Lite. The White Sox will honor the men and women who serve our country during the game, including a special pregame ceremony with military members taking the field with players.

 

Fans also have the opportunity to enjoy $1 Vienna Beef hot dogs at the All-Star concession stands and Vienna Beef hot dog vendors.

 

Lieutenant Commander James Gennari, who received a Bronze Star Medal for heroic and meritorious service, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Gennari is a Fleet Marine Specialist, who has been in the Navy for 28 years, serving in the Navy Nurse Corps in Afghanistan. He received the Bronze Star for his role in helping remove a rocket propelled grenade from a Marine's leg.

 

Saturday, July 5, 1:10 p.m. vs. Seattle

Giveaway: White Sox Home Kids Jersey (XL) presented by Aquafina (first 10,000 children ages 13 and under)

National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Gerald Chaney

Ceremonial first pitch by Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Bryce Drew

 

Bryce Drew, Valparaiso University men's basketball coach, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. During the 2012-2013 season, Drew guided the Crusaders to their second straight Horizon League regular season title and its first Horizon League Championship crown. He also is the most decorated player in Crusader men's basketball history.

  

Sunday, July 6, 1:10 p.m. vs. Seattle

Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Myles Hayes

Ceremonial first pitch by former White Sox starting pitcher LaMarr Hoyt

 

Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, includes free pregame autograph sessions and postgame kids run the bases. Tickets are available for as low as $5 in the Upper Level and $15 in Lower Level, with $10 parking. Additional entertainment includes face painters, balloonists, a caricature artist, magnet art and a photo opportunity with the White Sox Broadcast Dashers.

 

LaMarr Hoyt, former White Sox starting pitcher, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Hoyt won the 1983 American League Cy Young Award and was a member of the White Sox 1983 AL West championship team. In his eight major league season, Hoyt compiled a record of 98-68 with a 3.99 ERA.

 

 

WHERE:        U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Ill.

 

 

TICKETS:     Tickets for all games of both series are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and through Ticketmaster.