Chicago White Sox Juniors

August 10, 2009 10:33:35 AM PDT
The "Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities" team won the Regional Championship held in Minneapolis last month and went on to compete in big tournament.The White Sox Juniors went 2-1 in World Series pool play and advanced to the second round (as the overall 2 seed).

They then won their second round game and advanced to the World Series semifinals.

Unfortunately, they lost in the semis?.to the Dominican Republic.

The finished in 3-2 in the RBI World Series?and 7-2 overall in the RBI Tournament.

The White Sox Juniors are comprised of youngsters (13-15 years old) from Chicago-area high schools such as Harlan, Kenwood, Morgan Park, Mt. Carmel, Proviso East, Robeson and Simeon. They competed against teams from Chicago (representing the Cubs), Kansas City (Royals), Milwaukee (Brewers), Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twins) and Sedalia, Mo. (Cardinals) in the RBI Regional Tournament.

'WHITE SOX JUNIORS' BRING HOME CHAMPIONSHIP

Chicago White Sox Charities-Sponsored RBI Team Wins Regional Championship;

Move On to Compete in RBI World Series

The Chicago White Sox 'Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities' (RBI) team won the Regional Championship held this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minn. The 'White Sox Juniors' now advance to the RBI World Series to be held August 5-14 in Jupiter, Fla.

The White Sox Juniors, comprised of youngsters (13-15 years old) from Chicago-area high schools such as Harlan, Kenwood, Morgan Park, Mt. Carmel, Proviso East, Robeson and Simeon, competed against teams from Chicago (representing the Cubs), Kansas City (Royals), Milwaukee (Brewers), Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twins) and Sedalia, Mo. (Cardinals) in the RBI Regional Tournament.

The RBI program, presented by KPMG, is a worldwide Major League Baseball initiative for youth ages 13-18. Founded in 1989, the program is designed to promote baseball and softball in inner cities, while also increasing self-esteem and encouraging academic participation and achievement. The White Sox RBI Program serves more than 350 youths on 26 teams. The program is administered by the Chicago Park District, under the direction of the Chicago White Sox. Nationally, RBI serves more than 125,000 youth in 200 cities.


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