4th of July with Martha Black, White Sox

Join Experience Baseball in Chicago on July 4th as we host Martha Jo Black, daughter of 1952 N.L. Rookie of the Year, Joe Black, at an exclusive dinner and presentation in an event suite at U.S. Cellular Field.

Stick around and enjoy the White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners ballgame and Fourth of July fireworks in the suite.

Proceeds benefit our friends and partners at Lost Boyz, Inc. in Chicago.
Eventbrite - 4th of July with Martha Jo Black and the Chicago White Sox

A limited number of parking passes are available upon request on a first come, first served basis. Food will be provided at the event.

The event will begin at 4:00pm on Friday, July 4. Gate information and meeting time will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase.

Martha Jo Black

Joe Black: More than a DodgerMartha Jo Black is the daughter of 1952 N.L. Rookie of the Year and former Negro Leaguer, Joe Black. She is the author of Joe Black: More than a Dodger, available in 2015, the first biography of her father that “tells the story not only of a baseball great who broke through the color line, but also of the father she knew and loved.” Martha Black will speak about Joe Black’s life as a ballplayer, as a businessman, and as a father.

Martha Black is the Coordinator for White Sox Experiences with the Chicago White Sox.

Lost Boyz, Inc. in Chicago

Lost Boyz Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a common interest in community development in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Their efforts are directed towards revitalizing organized sports, fostering learning and innovation in youth, promoting public safety, and stimulating local urban economies.

Lost Boyz stands as an organization focused on preparing low-income families and youth from the South Shore neighborhood to lead the future.

 
Eventbrite - 4th of July with Martha Jo Black and the Chicago White Sox

For more information, email tobias@experiencebaseball.org.

Experience Baseball Returns to US Cellular, Chicago White Sox

Join Experience Baseball, Miriam Ehrlich and Eric Davis, producers of Bases Empty: The Decline of African Americans in Baseball, along with the coaches and mentors from Lost Boyz, Inc. for a special kick-off event to the 2014 season at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago prior to the White Sox home game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday evening, April 25th.

Eventbrite - Experience Baseball Returns to U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox

This unique event will begin at 4:30pm and will include a special presentation of Bases Empty in the U.S. Cellular Conference Center, as well as lower bowl group tickets to the game. This is especially suited for Chicago baseball fans interested in a fun, friendly, and low cost networking and fundraising event.

Proceeds generated at this event support our long-term community partners, Lost Boyz, Inc.

About Lost Boyz, Inc. in Chicago

Lost BoyzLost Boyz Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with a common interest in community development in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Their efforts are directed towards revitalizing organized sports, fostering learning and innovation in youth, promoting public safety, and stimulating local urban economies.

Lost Boyz stands as an organization focused on preparing low-income families and youth from the South Shore neighborhood to lead the future.

About Bases Empty: The Decline of African-Americans in Baseball

BASES EMPTY: The Decline of African-Americans in Baseball is a feature length documentary that takes a careful, insightful look at the declining participation of African-Americans in baseball. Although it focuses primarily on the lack of participation at the professional level, it takes a critical look at factors that contribute to the apparent lack of interest African-American boys, adolescents and young men have in the sport of baseball at the amateur levels.

This film and presentation also addresses the socio-economic issues African-American communities currently face due, in part, to the diminished presence of baseball in the Black community. Finally, BASES EMPTY looks at current efforts to revive interest in the African-American community of a recreational activity that once served as a source and cement of community stability, positive social engagement, institutional development and sense of community achievement.

Eventbrite - Experience Baseball Returns to U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox

*Donation amounts for this event greater than $45 will be tax-deductible

Experience Baseball with the Minnesota Twins, May 2

Join Experience Baseball, historian and author John Rosengren, and our partners at the Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis for a very special event at Target Field in Minneapolis for the Twins home game vs. the Baltimore Orioles on Friday evening, May 2nd.

Eventbrite - Experience Baseball with the Minnesota Twins

We’re excited to be in Minneapolis for the FIRST TIME ever this May to partner with the Northside Achievement Zone, the Minnesota Twins, and John Rosengren in a special VIP game suite at Target Field.

The event will begin at 5:30pm Central Time and will include a remarkable presentation on Baseball and Civil Rights from historian Rosengren prior to the game. The event is fully catered and includes suite tickets for both the presentation as well as the Twins-Orioles game the same evening.

This event is especially suited for Twin Cities baseball fans and young professionals interested in a fun, friendly, low cost networking and fundraising event.

Proceeds generated at the event support our long-term community partners, the Northside Achievement Zone in North Minneapolis.

Spots are limited. Reserve your spot now. Or contact Tobias Blake (tobias@experiencebaseball.org) for more information.

About the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) in Minneapolis

The Northside Achievement Zone works to end multigenerational poverty within North Minneapolis, using education as a lever.

The Northside Achievement Zone works to end multigenerational poverty within North Minneapolis, using education as a lever.

The Northside Achievement Zone’s Promise Neighborhood is a collaboration of organizations and schools that partner with families in a geographic “Zone” of North Minneapolis to prepare children to graduate from high school ready for college.

The mission of Northside Achievement Zone is to end multigenerational poverty within North Minneapolis, using education as a lever. Families and children move through a “cradle-to-career” pipeline that provides comprehensive support from pre-natal through college to career.

About John Rosengren

John Rosengren Baseball and Civil RightsJohn Rosengren is an American writer and author. His articles, profiles, and essays have appeared in more than 100 publications. His six books include Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win, which chronicles a season spent with a successful Minnesota high school hockey team, and Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year that Changed Baseball Forever, an account of the 1973 baseball season.

Rosengren is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society for American Baseball Research.

Eventbrite - Experience Baseball with the Minnesota Twins

Minneapolis

The Northside Achievement Zone’s Promise Neighborhood is a collaboration of organizations and schools that partner with families in a geographic “Zone” of North Minneapolis to prepare children to graduate from high school ready for college.

The mission of Northside Achievement Zone is to end multigenerational poverty within North Minneapolis, using education as a lever. Families and children move through a “cradle-to-career” pipeline that provides comprehensive support from pre-natal through college to career.

Kansas City

High Aspirations is a not-for-profit company based in Kansas City, Mo. High Aspirations’ primary purpose is to serve the young men of the Kansas City urban core.

Founded in 2004, High Aspirations serves the social, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of African American males ages 8 to 18. High Aspirations stresses respect for the self and others, family and community responsibility, academics and places these young men on a path toward becoming productive members of society, loving husbands and dutiful fathers.

Detroit

Southwest Rides is a community-owned, youth-run bicycle sale and repair shop serving the southwest side of Detroit. They provide young community leaders between the ages of 14 and 25 with the chance to gain practical skills in bicycle maintenance and business management.

Southwest Rides will meet the needs of its community by providing paid opportunities for skill development in youth. Southwest Rides uses bicycle mechanics and shop management as a vehicle to empower youth through leadership and community engagement, providing them with the skills necessary for the road ahead.

Cleveland

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds In The Rough, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to combat the negative influences that commonly affect young women living in urban communities.  DIR aims to provide young women with dependable mentors, educational resources, and an array of opportunities to pursue their personal aspirations.

Along with transforming teenage girls in to professional, educated, and successful young women, DIR also envisions reducing the incidence of teenage-pregnancy and contraction of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Molding young women into poised and effective leaders of the global community is fundamental to Diamonds In The Rough.

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