The organization prides themselves on their ability to provide inner city and local kids with the opportunity to play and learn about the sport of baseball. They have three central programs to give back in this manner: The Amateur City Elite (ACE), The White Sox RBI Program (RBI), and Inner City Youth Baseball (ICYB). ACE helps find high-caliber inner-city talent whootherwise would not be able to overcome financial and educational barriers to play collegiate orprofessional baseballand provides them with avenues to further pursue their dreams. RBI provides kidsfrom ages 13-18 who range in all skill levels the opportunity to come together, play the game, and learn the importance of teamwork. ICYB reaches youth living in under-served communities, specifically all of the Chicago Housing Authority’s major family housing developments.This gives them a free opportunity to be in a fun and safe environment, and this also serves as a feeder system to the RBI program.
SOX SERVE WEEK
This event takes places for one week every year in which players, coaches, and organization members come together to work to make the Chicagoland area a better place to live, work, and play. Events change on a yearly basis, but in the past the week has included Random Acts of Kindness which entailed packing and distributing care packages for local homeless shelters, a home renovation for a pair of fans, and hosting Miracle League games.
The organization works in countless ways to raise money for their charitable partners and give back to the community. This includes programs such as Sox Split 50/50, which is a 50/50 raffle held at every single home game that raises thousands of dollars per game. They also have countless special events that range from auctions to golf outings, and special player integrated experiences. In addition to these events, you can always donate directly on their website to help positively influence the community. Along with personal contributions, the Sox have several corporate partners.