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Press Release

07/28/2010 4:03 PM ET
Floyd, Konerko, Kotsay, Pierre, Thornton and Vizquel to provide Chicago-area youth with an unforgettable day at the ballpark

CHICAGO -- Prior to Wednesday evening's game at U.S. Cellular Field, White Sox players Gavin Floyd, Paul Konerko, Mark Kotsay, Juan Pierre, Matt Thornton and Omar Vizquel will provide everlasting memories to a group of 50 youth from the Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary youth program as the Major League Baseball Players Trust's Buses for Baseball program motors into Chicago.

Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary offers informal and active learning opportunities for Chicago-area youth of Mexican and Mexican-American heritage. Today's invited guests have attained good attendance and participation in Holy Cross/Immaculate Heart of Mary's summer camp programs, which feature activities in educational support, mentoring, life skills and recreation.

Courtesy of the players' charitable foundation, the children will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs.

This season, Buses for Baseball will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes. Buses for Baseball will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

The Players Trust enjoys support from the Chicago White Sox organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.

To watch a brief video featuring the Buses for Baseball program, please visit the Players Trust Channel on YouTube at

About the Major League Baseball Players Trust
The members of the Major League Baseball Players Association created the Players Trust, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, to provide resources of caring to those in need by volunteering in causes close to their hearts and encouraging others to do the same. The foundation became the first of its kind in professional sports established and administered by the players. For additional information, please visit