Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) honors White Sox ambassador Bo Jackson with a limited-edition bobblehead -- the first official bobblehead made to honor the two-sport legend. The collectible bobbleheads are available for purchase online at whitesox.com/BoBobble and will be available for purchase at White Sox home games beginning Thursday, July 21.
The bobblehead depicts Jackson in Sox pinstripes breaking a bat over his knee -- a moment in his career with the team that demonstrated his incredible strength -- with a football and football helmet near his feet. The image honors his storied careers in both professional sports leagues.
Each commemorative bobblehead purchase includes a limited-edition certificate. They are available for $35 each online at whitesox.com/BoBobble and U.S. Cellular Field in Sections 100, 135 and 535. There will be a $10 shipping and handling fee for online purchases. A portion of the proceeds will benefit CWSC.
"Bo has maintained a strong connection to his home here in Chicago by engaging with fans at the ballpark and in the community as a White Sox ambassador," said Christine O'Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director. "We are thrilled to offer fans an exclusive piece of sports memorabilia that celebrates his two-sport career and supports our philanthropic efforts in the Chicagoland community."
Jackson was designated as the "Greatest Athlete of All Time" by ESPN's Sports Science. The former MLB All-Star (1989) played eight seasons in the major leagues as an outfielder with Kansas City (1986-90), the White Sox (1991, 93) and California (1994). His dramatic home run vs. Seattle on September 27, 1993, helped the White Sox clinch the American League West. Also a standout NFL running back, Jackson was named to the NFL Pro Bowl in 1990, becoming the first athlete to make All-Star teams in two major North American sports.
This is the third consecutive year that CWSC has held a bobblehead fundraising campaign. Previous campaigns have commemorated former team captain Paul Konerko in 2014 and first baseman Jose Abreu in 2015, raising a combined total of more than $200,000 for CWSC.