Maurice reports in from White Sox Field

Tuesday was the grand opening and unveiling of the new White Sox Field, Easter Seals’ “field of dreams.” White Sox Field is a softball field designed for people with autism, and it is located right next to the new Therapeutic School and Center for Autism Research. It was named in honor of the White Sox, as Chicago White Sox Charities donated $1 million to this project, which includes the weight and exercise room in the new school. The new field is a dream come true, as it will play part to many softball or baseball games at the school.

The celebration Tuesday featured reporters from many different TV stations. If you missed them on TV, you can link to NBC5 TV, Fox 32 Chicago TV, and CLTV Chicago to see the segments online. (For that last one, click on the video labeled Ballpark for autistic children as well as Unedited video: Sox mascot steals reporter’s mic for a quick mention of Easter

The main star of the day, of course, was our beloved White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, a great spokesperson for autism at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago.

“It’s very important that the kids reach their goals as this field will bring love back,” explained Ozzie in a news interview. His remarks were encouraging words of inspiration that impacted many families of children with autism.

This new field has passed with flying colors, as demonstrated by many students at the school. Hopefully, it will play host to an Easter Seals World Series in the future. You can put it on the board … YES!


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  3. Beth Finke, blog moderator Says:

    Maurice, you are famous! Last week you were interviewed by WBBM Radio about White Sox Park, and then today (August 14) you are quoted about that “Tropic Thunder” movie on PAGE THREE of the Tribune! I loved Patricia’s post about that movie, and must agree with her: Thumbs Up for Maurice. You rock.

  4. Patricia Wright Says:

    Maurice – so great to see you in-the-mix with a local sports team. I have a sincere appreciation as you are my go-to source for all things sports related here in Chicago. So fun to see you spend time with local sports stars!

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