Fans can collect an exclusive Ken "Hawk" Harrelson talking bobblehead as the weekend package premium item for SoxFest 2018 -- sponsored by Beggars Pizza, CSN, Guaranteed Rate and WGN-TV. SoxFest 2018 will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Friday, January 26, through Sunday, January 28, 2018.
The SoxFest 2018 bobblehead will commemorate the club's iconic television play-by-play announcer's 34th and final season in the broadcast booth. Harrelson is a five-time Emmy Award winner, three-time Ford Frick Award nominee and two-time Illinois Sportscaster of the Year. He began his baseball career on the field, playing nine seasons in the major leagues before kicking off his broadcasting career with the Red Sox in 1975. He joined the White Sox broadcast team in 1982, teaming up with Hall of Famer Don Drysdale, before becoming the White Sox general manager in 1986.
The Hawk bobblehead will feature some of Harrelson's iconic phrases, including "He gone!" and "You can put it on the board, yes!" The design will be unveiled at a later date.
The only way to receive the exclusive SoxFest 2018 Ken "Hawk" Harrelson talking bobblehead is by securing a two-night SoxFest hotel package at whitesox.com/SoxFest. SoxFest hotel packages at the Hilton Chicago are $286 for a two-night stay (price does not include applicable taxes, fees and costs for weekend passes). Fans who book hotel packages are eligible to also purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes. Weekend passes will be available for $40 for each adult and for $10 for each kid (ages 4 to 13). Kid passes will include access to children-only events throughout the weekend, including children's autograph sessions, kids-only question-and-answer seminars, special events in the interactive play zones and much more.
Current and former players as well as coaches scheduled to attend SoxFest will be announced at a later date. In addition, individual passes to SoxFest will be on sale at a later date.
Last year's event included current and former White Sox players signing more than 16,000 autographs and posing for nearly 3,500 photos with fans. In addition to seminars and autograph sessions, both current and former team members played games against fans in the interactive space, surprised fans with unique experiences and more.
For more information, fans should visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or e-mail email@example.com.