White Sox Charities launch '$25 for 25' campaign
Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) will celebrate 25 years of giving back to the Chicagoland community with $25 for 25 - its first ever dedicated 25-hour fundraising campaign. The campaign begins at noon on Wednesday, May 18, and concludes at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.
In honor of the anniversary, CWSC invites fans to support the organization's ongoing community outreach with a minimum contribution of $25 during the 25-hour campaign. Donors will have the opportunity to win a new prize during each hour of the campaign, with the final hour of the campaign - from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 - designated as a "power hour" with the opportunity to win 25 different prizes. Fans who donate $250 or more will be invited to a private donor recognition event with six-time All-Star slugger and White Sox ambassador Harold Baines on August 25. Some of the prizes include:
- Jerseys autographed by Adam Eaton, Bo Jackson, Chris Sale and more
- Bats autographed by Jose Abreu, Carlton Fisk, Todd Frazier and more
- Baseballs autographed by Melky Cabrera, David Robertson, Aaron Rowand and more
- Pre-game photo with Harold Baines
- Tickets and more!
"We are thrilled to celebrate White Sox Charities' 25 years of giving with our fans and the Chicagoland community," said Christine O'Reilly, CWSC executive director. "The $25 for 25 campaign is an opportunity for fans to win a piece of the White Sox while also showing their support for White Sox Charities' next 25 years."
Fans can participate in the $25 for 25 campaign by visiting whitesox.com/sox25for25 or calling 312-674-5365. Donations also will be accepted in Sections 135 and 535 at U.S. Cellular Field during the May 18 game vs. Houston. Participants are encouraged to share their experience on social media with the hashtag #Sox25.
Proceeds from the campaign benefit Chicago White Sox Charities. CWSC provides annual financial, in-kind and emotional support to hundreds of Chicago-based organizations, including those who lead the fight against cancer and are dedicated to improving the lives of Chicago's youth through education and health and wellness programs, and offer support to children and families in crisis. In 2015, Chicago White Sox Charities awarded nearly $1.77 million in grants and other donations. Recent contributions moved the team's non-profit arm to over $25 million in cumulative giving since its inception in 1990.