March 4, 2009
CHICAGO – Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame baseball teams will play a game at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. The White Sox and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA) are hosting the game at the ballpark.
Last year, the White Sox and ISFA hosted a game between Northern Illinois and Notre Dame, with all proceeds benefitting the NIU February 14 Scholarship Fund. This year’s game will benefit Chicago White Sox Charities. Chicago White Sox Charities provides annual financial, in-kind and emotional support to hundreds of Chicago-based organizations, including those leading the fight against cancer or dedicated to improving the lives of Chicago’s youth through education and athletics.
“The White Sox, with ISFA, are honored to host Northwestern and Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field for this special game,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox chief marketing officer and vice president. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and we again have two universities with large and dedicated alumni bases throughout Chicagoland.”
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to return to U.S. Cellular Field,” said Notre Dame head coach Dave Schrage. “The memories from last year’s experience will be something that our players, coaches and fans will remember for a very long time. It’s just such a wonderful and memorable occasion for everyone associated with both Notre Dame and Northwestern.”
“To be certain, we want to thank the Chicago White Sox and ISFA for their support in making this baseball game between two outstanding institutions become a reality at U.S. Cellular Field,” said Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips. “This will be a terrific opportunity for our student-athletes to play a college game in one of the nation’s best baseball facilities, as well as showcase the Wildcat baseball program to fans who may not get the opportunity to see us play on a regular basis.”
Tickets for the game are $10 and will be available through whitesox.com and at the U.S. Cellular Field box office beginning the week of March 16. Parking for the game is complimentary and will be in Lot B of U.S. Cellular Field. Gates will open one hour prior to first pitch.
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