White Sox announce weekend series activities

WHAT: Chicago White Sox promotional highlights, giveaways and ceremonial first pitches for this weekend's series vs. Toronto.  Tickets are available at whitesox.com, the U.S. Cellular Field ticket office and all Ticketmaster locations.

The game on Friday will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus, while Comcast SportsNet Chicago will broadcast the game on Saturday.  Sunday's game will be televised on WGN-TV.

All three games will air on WSCR-AM 670 (The Score), the White Sox flagship radio station, and on 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes, the White Sox Spanish-language radio affiliate.

WHEN: Friday, July 6, 7:10 p.m. vs. Toronto
Latin Fireworks presented by Gibsons Restaurant Group
National Anthem by Jen Porter
Ceremonial first pitch by Luis Molina

Luis Molina, on behalf of 97.5 FM ESPN Deportes, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Jen Porter, Chicago singer, songwriter and entertainer will perform O Canada and the National Anthem.

After the game, fans will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show with a Latin theme, courtesy of the Gibsons Restaurant Group.

Saturday, July 7, 3:10 p.m. vs. Toronto
Orgullo Sox Day presented by XFINITY and Sierra Mist Natural
Alexei Ramirez Bobblehead for first 20,000 fans
Pre-game Performance and National Anthem by Mariachi Monumental de Mexico
O Canada by Amanda Schnoebelen
Ceremonial first pitch by Pavel Pardo, Chicago Fire

Pavel Pardo, Chicago Fire midfielder from Guadalajara, Mexico, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

Mariachi Monumental de Mexico will perform the National Anthem and a pre-game set on-field.

Amanda Schnoebelen, White Sox employee from Chicago, will perform O Canada.

The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive an Alexei Ramirez Bobblehead.

In celebration of Orgullo Sox Day, there will be a festival in Lot A at noon.  The following booths will be set up: Sierra Mist Natural, XFINITY, Chicago Bulls/Sox Academy, Dunkin Donuts, Chicago Fire, 95.5 El Patron, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo, El Diablo, National Museum of Mexican Art and Gozamos.

Pavel Pardo will sign autographs at the Chicago Fire booth.  Pre-game performances outside Gate 4 and Gate 5 begin at noon and include Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria, Chicago Samba and Angel Melendez & the 911 Mambo Orchestra.

Fans can purchase Latin-themed items at the Orgullo Sox Day party shop located at Gate 4 before the game and in section 159 through the third inning.

Sunday, July 8, 1:10 p.m. vs. Toronto
Kids Day, Wild about the Sox
1972 Throwback Sunday
National Anthem, O Canada and God Bless America by 12-year-old Kate Wild
Ceremonial first pitch by James Fuller, former pitcher at Niles North High School

James Fuller, a Niles North High School graduate, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.  Despite being born with a debilitating spine condition, spina bifida, Fuller pitched for the baseball team and played golf all four years of high school. He will attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall.

Kate Wild, a 12-year-old fan favorite, will perform O Canada, the National Anthem, and God Bless America.

Royal Teeth will perform a pre-game set on-field.

Sunday's Kids Day encourages kids to be "Wild about the Sox" and learn about animals. The Shedd Aquarium will have an interactive area for kids under Comcast Fundamentals.  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.

WHERE: U.S. Cellular Field
Chicago, Ill.

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