White Sox announce initial list of 2005 World Series Championship team members scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015

Former White Sox players scheduled to join current fan favorites at SoxFest 2015; Weekend Passes for annual fan event celebrating 10-year anniversary of 2005 World Series Championship available exclusively on White Sox website

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox announced an initial list of 2005 World Series Championship team members scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015, along with a number of current fan favorite White Sox players.

2005 World Series Championship third baseman Joe Crede, pitchers Jose Contreras, "El Duque" Orlando Hernandez and Bobby Jenks, and outfielders Scott Podsednik and Aaron Rowand are among the first wave of 2005 players scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015 in honor of the 10-year anniversary of their accomplishments.

The White Sox recently announced a list of current players scheduled to appear at SoxFest 2015, which includes Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Tyler Flowers, Avisail Garcia, Conor Gillaspie, Jake Petricka, Jose Quintana and Alexei Ramirez as well as pitching coach Don Cooper, hitting coach Todd Steverson and manager Robin Ventura.

Additional members of both the 2005 and current teams will be announced at a later date, along with other former players and White Sox greats.

SoxFest 2015 is sponsored by Miller Lite, Pepsi, Comcast SportsNet, Beggars Pizza and WGN-TV and will be held at the Chicago Hilton on Friday, January 23, Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, 2015. Fans can attend special autograph, photo and question-and-answer sessions, as well as the SoxFest Garage Sale. The weekend also will include special interactive activities at the new venue for White Sox fans of all ages.

The rate for SoxFest 2015 ranges from $389 to $528 for a two-night stay at the Hilton Chicago and up to four SoxFest weekend passes. Weekend passes for adults have been reduced over 45 percent to $40, while the White Sox offer a new $20 pass for kids (4-13 years of age) - resulting in over $100 savings for a family of four from last year's weekend passes. Weekend passes - including special Friday night access and one SoxFest 2015 Jose Abreu bobblehead per weekend pass purchased - only are available for purchase by fans who book the two-night stay through whitesox.com/SoxFest.

To purchase hotel packages or obtain more information, fans should visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or contact the SoxFest hotline at (312) 609-1915.