White Sox announce additional current players scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015

Current White Sox players and team members join teammates and 2005 World Championship team members scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox announced an expanded list of current and former players scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015, including: White Sox pitchers John Danks, Zach Duke, Dan Jennings, David Robertson and Jeff Samardzija; White Sox prospects Tim Anderson, Courtney Hawkins, Micah Johnson and Carlos Rodon; White Sox greats Bo Jackson, Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Bill Melton, Minnie Minoso and Billy Pierce; and assistant hitting coach Harold Baines.

These additions join 2005 World Series Championship team members scheduled to appear, including: infielders Geoff Blum, Joe Crede and Tadahito Iguchi, pitchers Jose Contreras, Jon Garland, "El Duque" Orlando Hernandez and Bobby Jenks, and outfielders Scott Podsednik and Aaron Rowand.

Current players scheduled to appear include Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Tyler Flowers, Avisail Garcia, Conor Gillaspie, Jake Petricka, Jose Quintana and Alexei Ramirez, as well as pitching coach Don Cooper, hitting coach Todd Steverson and manager Robin Ventura.

Single-day passes for the annual fan gathering on January 23-25 will go on sale for $50 for a Saturday-only pass, $40 for a Sunday-only pass and $75 for fans who purchase both Saturday and Sunday passes. Due to demand, White Sox fans hoping to attend SoxFest are encouraged to act quickly when single-day passes go on sale this Friday, January 9. SoxFest 2015 hotel packages at the Hilton Chicago and premium upgrade packages have sold out. A very limited number of single-day passes to SoxFest 2015 will be available only at whitesox.com/SoxFest beginning on Friday, January 9, at 10 a.m.

SoxFest 2015 hotel packages are sold out. Fans interested in the SoxFest 2015 hotel package, which includes discounted weekend passes, may be placed on a waiting list by emailing SoxFest@chisox.com or calling 312-674-1000. Being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee fans the opportunity to purchase a hotel package and weekend pass(es) for the event. If additional hotel rooms become available, fans on the waiting list will be offered the opportunity to attend SoxFest on a first-come, first-served basis.

SoxFest 2015 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Pepsi, Comcast SportsNet, Beggars Pizza and WGN-TV and will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Friday, January 23, Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, 2015. Fans can attend special autograph, photo and question-and-answer sessions, as well as the SoxFest Garage Sale. The weekend also will include special interactive activities at the new venue for White Sox fans of all ages.

For more information or details, fans should visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or contact the SoxFest hotline at (312) 609-1915.