White Sox announce upcoming series events

Upcoming Homestand Features Cinco de Miller, Mother's Day Tote Giveaway and Celebrity First Pitches

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox announce promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming home series vs. the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds.

Tickets for all games are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME. Season ticket packages are available for purchase by calling 312-674-1000. 

Tuesday, May 5, 7:10 p.m. vs. Detroit

  • Cinco de Miller and Fireworks, presented by Miller Lite
  • On-field performance and National Anthem by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
  • Ceremonial first pitches by actor and former six-time World Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champion Randy "The Natural" Couture and Univision Chicago Co-Anchor Erika Maldonado
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WSCR-AM 670 the Score and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The White Sox will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday with Cinco de Miller, presented by Miller Lite. Cinco de Miller includes a pregame performance by Banda Nueva Raza at Gate 4 as well as an on-field set and National Anthem by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico, Chicago's Mariachi ensemble. Mexican Dance Ensemble (MDE) also performs before the game. Univision Chicago's evening co-anchor Erika Maldonado, who has won five Emmy Awards, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. The evening will conclude with postgame fireworks set to Mexican music. Fans are encouraged to taste the ballpark's Mexican food offerings, including 35th Street tacos near Section 138.

A ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Randy "The Natural" Couture in honor of the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation, which raises money and awareness for those wounded in action and their families. Couture is a former six-time World MMA Champion and actor in the Expendables franchise with Sylvester Stallone. He also competed in season 19 of "Dancing With the Stars."

Wednesday, May 6, 7:10 p.m. vs. Detroit

  • Asian Heritage Night
  • National Anthem by White Sox anthemist Gerald Chaney
  • Ceremonial first pitch by Billy Dec, member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Miller Lite Extra Base is open (all fans age 21 and over with a game ticket)
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus, WSCR-AM 670 the Score and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The White Sox celebrate Asian Heritage Night with special pregame performances, including Punjabi dancers at Gate 4 presented by the Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago. ComEd's "Electric Moments in White Sox History" scoreboard feature in the sixth inning will honor Japanese former White Sox players Kosuke Fukudome, Tadahito Iguchi and Shingo Takatsu.

In honor of Asian Heritage Night, a ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Billy Dec, member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Dec is the CEO and founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago's premier hospitality and entertainment development company. He also is an Emmy-winning TV/radio personality with reoccurring segments on ABC TV's "Windy City Live."

Miller Lite Extra Base is a renovated club area located down the left field line. This climate-controlled space, which is equipped with a bar and patio area, is open to the public (all fans age 21 and over with a game ticket) when it is not rented by a group. This is the first season of the club area's open access for general admission fans ages 21 and over.

Thursday, May 7, 1:10 p.m. vs. Detroit

  • Weather Day, presented by WGN
  • National Anthem by "The Book of Mormon" stars Rob Colletti and David Larsen
  • Ceremonial first pitch by WGN Morning News Weather Anchor Demetrius Ivory
  • Broadcast on WGN-TV, WSCR-AM 670 the Score and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The Chicago White Sox will host the seventh annual Weather Day, presented by WGN-TV. In celebration of Weather Day, WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling will host a 45-minute presentation and special Q&A session with fans. Fans interested in attending Weather Day activities can purchase specially-priced tickets at whitesox.com/wgn or by calling (312) 674-1000. Fans attending can enter through Gate 5 starting at 10:00 a.m. The presentation will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Rob Colletti and David Larsen, stars of the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical "The Book of Mormon," will sing the National Anthem. "The Book of Mormon" returned to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre for limited performances now through May 17, 2015.

Friday, May 8, 7:10 p.m. vs. Cincinnati

  • Fireworks, presented by UI Health
  • Back to the Future Night
  • National Anthem by the Chicago Children's Choir - Voice of Chicago Ensemble
  • Ceremonial first pitch by John Daly, former PGA Tour star
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus, WSCR-AM 670 the Score and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The White Sox will host Back to the Future Night, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the hit film. This theme night includes a pregame performance by cover band "Great Scott!" at Gate 4 and postgame fireworks set to a "Back to the Future" soundtrack. Fans are encouraged to visit the DeLorean Time Machine - the time-traveling vehicle from the movie - at Gate 3 and at Section 159. The "Back to the Future Night" Party Shop in Section 159 will offer exclusive "Back to the Future" gear. The #SoxSocial Lounge also will have a new look for the night.

John Daly, famed PGA Tour star, will throw a ceremonial first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field. Daly's professional career began in 1987 before winning the Missouri Open that same year. When he joined the PGA Tour in 1991, he won the Championship and earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors. The professional golfer also won the British Open in 1995.

Saturday, May 9, 6:10 p.m. vs. Cincinnati 

  • Giveaway: Mother's Day Tote (first 10,000 ladies, age 14 and up)
  • Mother-Son Night
  • National Anthem by Three Men in Kilts, a traditional Irish band from Chicago's South Side
  • Miller Lite Extra Base is open (all fans age 21 and over with a game ticket)
  • Kids (ages 10 and under) eat free off the kid's menu at ChiSox Bar & Grill
  • Broadcast on WGN-TV, WSCR-AM 670 the Score and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The White Sox will celebrate Mother-Son Night on Saturday, May 9. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, mother figures and their sons are invited to enjoy a night at the ballpark. The first 10,000 ladies ages 14 and up to enter U.S. Cellular Field will receive a Mother's Day tote. Fans are encouraged to capture their night at the photo booth near Section 155 and visit the Party Shop at Section 159 for drawstring leather bags, White Sox bracelets, temporary tattoos and more.

Sunday, May 10, 1:10 p.m. vs. Cincinnati

  • Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital
  • Selfie Sunday
  • Share the Name, Share the Game
  • Pregame acoustic set, National Anthem and "God Bless America" by Tony Lucca, 
  • Ceremonial first pitch by 2015 Honorary Bat girl Jody Huffmaster
  • Miller Lite Extra Base is open (all fans age 21 and over with a game ticket)
  • Kids (ages 10 and under) eat free off the kid's menu at ChiSox Bar & Grill
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WSCR-AM 670 the Score and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The first 500 fans to purchase "Selfie Sunday" tickets will have the opportunity to enter the ballpark early for a "selfie" photo session with five select players and/or coaches. The ticket includes both a ticket to the event as well as a Lower Box ticket for the game. Tickets and additional information for this new ballpark promotion are available at whitesox.com/selfiesunday.

The "Share the Name, Share the Game" promotion welcomes fans who share the same last name as White Sox players to the family with specially priced tickets. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com/family. 

Tony Lucca, American singer/songwriter and second runner-up on the second season of NBC's "The Voice," will perform a pregame acoustic set, the National Anthem and "God Bless America." Lucca has toured with artists Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, 'N Sync, Marc Anthony and others.

The 2015 Honorary Bat Girl Jody Huffmaster, a life-long White Sox fan, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday's game. Huffmaster is one of 30 MLB 2015 Honorary Bat Girl Contest winners, which is awarded to women who have been affected by breast cancer and who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate a commitment to fight this disease. She is a two-time breast cancer survivor who has personally raised more than $18,000 through her involvement with Chicago's "AVON 39 - The Walk to End Breast Cancer."

Family Sunday, presented by The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, offers tickets as low as $5 in the Upper Level and $15 in the Lower Level with $10 parking. Entertainment includes children's running the bases postgame (weather permitting), face painters, balloonists, a caricature artist and magnet art. Fans also will have the opportunity to show off their pitching skills at the Bulls/Sox Academy's speed pitch inflatable at Gate 5. Additional information is available at whitesox.com/Sundays.