White Sox announce upcoming homestand events

Upcoming homestand features Mullet Night and must-have giveaways

The Chicago White Sox have announced promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for the upcoming homestand vs. the Blue Jays and Twins.

Chicago White Sox Charities invites fans to Picnic in the Park -- the annual fundraising and community outreach event -- on Saturday, June 25. The unique event offers fans the opportunity to receive autographs from the current White Sox team, hear from White Sox alumni and enjoy dinner on the outfield grass.

The homestand welcomes the return of fan-favorite Mullet Night on Friday, June 24; Coca-Cola Family Sunday on June 26; and Specialty Beer Night and Polish Heritage Night on Tuesday, June 28.

Must-have giveaways this homestand include a White Sox Beach Towel, presented by Shark Week, on June 25 and an Adam Eaton Caricature Free T-Shirt Thursday, presented by the Village of Bedford Park, on June 30.

Additional details about scheduled events and activities for the upcoming homestand are provided below.

Friday, June 24, 7:10 p.m. vs. Toronto

  • Mullet Night and Fireworks, presented by Great Clips
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Plus Chicago, WLS AM 890 and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

Mullet Night -- an annual White Sox tradition presented by Great Clips -- will feature a pregame on-field performance by rock cover band Hair Band Night. There also will be a mullet parade and in-game haircut stations sponsored by Great Clips. Fans can support Chicago White Sox Charities and Ronald McDonald House by getting a haircut and purchasing mullet wigs in Sections 107, 157,158 and 536. Postgame entertainment includes a fireworks display, presented by Great Clips, set to a classic rock soundtrack. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com.

Saturday, June 25, 1:10 p.m. vs. Toronto

  • Picnic in the Park
  • Giveaway: White Sox Beach Towel, presented by Shark Week (First 20,000 fans)
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WLS AM 890 and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

Chicago White Sox Charities holds its signature Picnic in the Park on Saturday, June 25, which starts one hour after the game ends. This year's event will include photo opportunities and Q&A sessions with White Sox legends Harold Baines and Mike Squires. The event also includes an autograph session with the 2016 White Sox team, a picnic-style dinner on the outfield grass and an exclusive Picnic in the Park gift. Tickets are available at whitesoxcharities.org.

Sunday, June 26, 1:10 p.m. vs. Toronto

  • Coca-Cola Family Sunday; Children's Autograph Session
  • K Zone for Sale (Pitching rotation subject to change)
  • Giveaway: American Girl Doll Sized T-Shirt, presented by American Girl (First 5,000 girls, ages 12 and under)
  • Broadcast on WGN-TV, WLS AM 890 and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

Coca-Cola Family Sunday offers tickets as low as $5 in the Upper Level and $15 in the Lower Level with $10 parking. This weekend's entertainment includes children's running the bases postgame (weather permitting), face painters, balloonists and a caricature artist. Kids ages 10 and under eat free off the kids menu at ChiSox Bar & Grill on Family Sundays. Additionally, the first 200 fans to purchase children's autograph sessions and ticket packages will allow children ages five to 13 to participate in an autograph session at 10:30 a.m. These packages are available for $25 at whitesox.com/autographs.

The K Zone For Sale is back in Sections 154-156. When Sox ace Chris Sale starts, fans with tickets in these sections receive a "K Zone For Sale" 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 available for $15 on Coca-Cola Family Sundays at whitesox.com/kzone. Please note that the pitching rotation is subject to change.

Tuesday, June 28, 7:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota

  • Polish Heritage Night; Specialty Beer Night
  • Ceremonial first pitch by Chicago native and former IBO Light Heavyweight Champion Andrzej Fonfara
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Plus Chicago, WLS AM 890 and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

The White Sox invite fans to celebrate Polish Heritage Night at the ballpark. Pregame entertainment includes traditional Polish dances performed by the Wesoly Lud Polish Folk Dance Company of Roman Catholic Union of America as well as a parade led by the Polish American Police Association's squad car. Polish fare also will be served on the concourse, including pierogis and potato pancakes. Specially priced tickets are available at whitesox.com/PHN.

The White Sox invite fans (ages 21 and older) to Specialty Beer Night to sample an array of beers and ciders. More than 15 samples from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and Crispin Cider Company will be available. Complimentary snacks also will be provided. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com/specialty.

Andrzej Fonfara -- Chicago's Polish Prince and former IBO Light Heavyweight champion -- will throw out a ceremonial first pitch in honor of Polish Heritage Night. Fonfara won the Gold Medal at the Polish Junior Championships in 2005. He won the WBC International Light Heavyweight Championship in April 2015 and defeated Nathan Cleverly by unanimous decision in October 2015 to keep his title.

Wednesday, June 29, 7:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota

  • Presentation of the flag by Knights of Columbus Color Guard
  • Broadcast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WLS AM 890 and WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio

Thursday, June 30, 1:10 p.m. vs. Minnesota

  • Summer Fun Day
  • National Anthem by Abigail Tomblin, a young girl from Northwest Indiana
  • Giveaway: Adam Eaton Free T-Shirt Thursday, presented by the Village of Bedford Park (First 10,000 fans)
  • Broadcast on WGN-TV and WLS AM 890

The White Sox invite fans of all ages to Summer Fun Day on June 30. Specially priced tickets are available for day camps, park districts day cares, summer camps and sports camps. Additionally, groups that purchase 20 or more tickets will receive a complimentary scoreboard message for the group. Tickets and additional information are available at whitesox.com/fun.

Eleven-year-old Northwest Indiana resident Abigail Tomblin will perform the National Anthem. Tomblin is a sixth grade honor roll student who began singing the National Anthem a cappella for her older sister's varsity basketball games nearly five years ago.