The Bulls/Sox Academy hosted the White Sox Silver Slugger Camp, featuring Jim Thome. This camp was an exclusive four day camp which included three days of baseball fundamental instruction as well as one White Sox game day experience at US Cellular Field. The camp was led by former Major League players and current Bulls/Sox Academy instructors, Dan Pasqua, Michael Huff, and Jim Adduci and their professional coaching staff. Former White Sox designated hitter and MLB legend, Jim Thome, was on hand one day to teach athletes the fundamental hitting techniques he mastered during his 22 year career, interact with the kids, take photos and sign autographs.
Each camp session included a Chicago White Sox Gameday Experience at US Cellular Field. Campers, along with one parent or guardian, participated in the Bulls/Sox Academy US Cellular Field Experience Tour during including a Q&A session with radio personality Ed Farmer, current third base coach, Joe Mc Ewing and a current White Sox player. Silver Slugger Camp athletes were able to observe the White Sox pre-game batting practice, which is normally closed to public viewing and received two tickets to that evenings White Sox home game.
To cap off this memorable experience, each player received a replica Jim Thome White Sox t-shirt, authentic official Major League baseball, six (6) ticket vouchers to be used for a future 2014 home game, a Bulls/Sox Academy ball cap, and had the opportunity to take a photo alongside the future Hall of Famer, Jim Thome.
The Bulls/Sox Academy, located in Lisle, Illinois, is owned and operated by the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. The Academy runs extensive and fun training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball, and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional Academy locations in Glen Ellyn and La Grange. For more information about this exciting camp and the various other camps, lessons and programs offered at the Bulls/Sox Academy, go to www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.