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

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.