CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox announced the first group of attendees scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2012, which includes current players Adam Dunn, Tyler Flowers, Gavin Floyd, Phil Humber, Paul Konerko, Brent Lillibridge, Brent Morel, Alexei Ramirez, Sergio Santos, Matt Thornton and Dayan Viciedo, and new White Sox manager Robin Ventura.
Also attending SoxFest are several members of the coaching staff, including: Harold Baines, Juan Nieves and Mark Salas, as well as new hitting coach Jeff Manto, new bench coach, Mark Parent and new third base coach, Joe McEwing.
Several members of the 2005 World Series Champion White Sox also are scheduled to attend, including Neal Cotts, Joe Crede, Pablo Ozuna, Cliff Politte, Frank Thomas and Chris Widger.
SoxFest 2012 is presented by Miller Lite and Pepsi. Additional coaches, players and former players scheduled to attend SoxFest will be announced in the coming weeks. SoxFest will be held Friday, January 27, Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2012. Dates and times are: Friday, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A limited number of two-night hotel reservations at the Palmer House Hilton for SoxFest 2012 along with weekend passes to the event, remain available. The special SoxFest hotel rate is $316 (tax included) for a two-night stay. White Sox fans may purchase up to two rooms per reservation, and fans who purchase a two-night stay are eligible to purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes at $75 each.
SoxFest hotel packages and weekend passes can again be purchased in the same online transaction at whitesox.com. Weekend passes are only available for purchase by fans who book the two-night stay. Friday night of SoxFest will be open only to SoxFest hotel guests with weekend passes.
For attendee updates, to book rooms at the Palmer House Hilton or purchase tickets to SoxFest, visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or contact the SoxFest hotline at (312) 609-1915.