White Sox announce weekend series activities

Chicago White Sox promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for series vs. Houston.  Tickets are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations.

The games on Friday and Sunday will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, while WGN-TV will broadcast Saturday’s game.  All three games will air on WSCR-AM 670 (The Score), the White Sox flagship radio station, and 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes, the White Sox Spanish-language radio affiliate. 

Friday, June 8, 7:10 p.m. vs. Houston

National Anthem by John Vincent

Ceremonial first pitch by Michael Powell, Oak Park River Forest High School head wrestling coach

Ceremonial first pitch by the Dragon, Dreamworks’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR

Michael Powell, head wrestling coach at Oak Park River Forest High School, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Powell is a powerful motivator and an inspiration to countless people, continuing to coach wrestling and stay active in spite of his debilitating muscle disease, polymyositis. 

The Dragon, performing in Dreamworks’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR at the United Center July 25 – July 29, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Tickets are available at the United Center box office, through Ticketmaster or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

John Vincent from Chicago will perform the National Anthem.

After the game, fans will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show with a “Flashback 50s” theme, presented by Bacardi.

Saturday, June 9, 3:10 p.m. vs. Houston

Father Daughter Day

Commemorative 2005 World Series Canvas for first 20,000 fans, presented by XFINITY

National Anthem by Gina Glocksen, former American Idol contestant

Ceremonial first pitch by Regina Taylor

Regina Taylor, playwright, director and award-winning actress, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Gina Glocksen, Chicago native and former American Idol contestant, will perform the National Anthem.

The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative 2005 World Series canvas, presented by XFINITY.

To celebrate Father Daughter Day, specially-priced tickets are available for Saturday’s game.  In addition to discounted tickets, festivities include caricature artists, face painters and Southpaw at Gate 1 and a pre-game parade.  Fans interested in purchasing tickets or participating in the parade should visit whitesox.com/dad.

Sunday, June 10, 1:10 p.m. vs. Houston

Kids Day, Costume Party

1972 Throwback Sunday

Baseball Card Park for first 10,000 children age 13 and under, presented by Radio Disney

National Anthem and God Bless America by Radio Disney’s Shealeigh Voitl

Ceremonial first pitch by comedian Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo, comedian from Chicago best known for his weekly podcast "Never Not Funny," will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Shealeigh Voitl, 2011 winner of Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” talent competition from Bartlett (Ill.), will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America.

The first 10,000 children age 13 and under in attendance will receive a Baseball Card Pack, presented by Radio Disney.

Sunday’s Kids Day encourages kids to wear their favorite costumes to the game.  Kids dressed in costumes can visit the Costume Party Area at Comcast Fundamentals and receive a prize through the top of the fourth inning.  Tickets are available for $1 for kids 13 and under, with a fully paid adult, at the U.S. Cellular Field ticket window on the day of the game (subject to availability).  Select players will be available for an autograph session at 11:30 a.m.  Other special entertainment includes balloonists, caricature artists and face painters.  Kids also will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game (weather permitting).  

The game also is a throwback Sunday, where the White Sox wear red pinstriped throwback uniforms and red Sox caps, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1972 White Sox team.  The White Sox will wear the throwback uniforms during every Sunday home game this season.

Tickets for all three games of the homestand are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and through Ticketmaster.