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Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health at the July 7 Chicago White Sox Game!

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

On Thursday, July 7, the Chicago White Sox will host the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field. Want to enjoy a great night of baseball and hit a home run for kidney health?

Mayor of Willowbrook Frank Trilla and the Village of Willowbrook have partnered with the Chicago White Sox to support NKFI – and we invite you to join us in support of the greater kidney community!

Here’s how it works:
  1. Visit this link to purchase tickets through event ticketing platform Fevo in one of the available sections for the July 7 game (Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox)

    1. PLEASE READ “Ticket Information” below before purchasing your tickets for seating details and specific instructions on how to access your tickets for the July 7 game

  2. $5 from the purchase of each ticket will support vital NKFI programs and services for the greater Illinois kidney community

  3. Come out to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, July 7, at 7:10pm to enjoy a beautiful night of baseball, meet kidney community supporters from NKFI, the Office of the Village of Willowbrook including Mayor Frank Trilla, and hit a home run for kidney health with Team NKFI!

Ticket Information
  • Seats available for purchase are in box sections 147-149 and 151-153

  • Specific row and seat assignments not available at time of purchase, but will be assigned after purchase and when accessing your tickets via your TicketMaster account (or Chicago White Sox account) before the game

  • If you wish to invite others to your group who are purchasing their tickets separately, share the personalized link you receive at the Confirmation screen after purchasing your own tickets

  • The day before the game – open the email you receive from Fevo (event ticketing platform) and follow the instructions to access your tickets via your TicketMaster account, or create a Chicago White Sox account

  • July 7 (Day of the game) – Use your mobile device to show your tickets for entry at Guaranteed Rate Field

Game Day Reminders
  • Game day and time are subject to change – visit CHIWHITESOX for more info

  • Questions? Contact NKFI Development Associate Wesley Bauer at

The Trilla Family, the Chicago White Sox, and NKFI Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health

In addition to his passionate leadership and support for the Village of Willowbrook, Mayor Frank Trilla is also a kidney transplant recipient whose family has survived a multigenerational battle with kidney disease. The Trilla family has raised awareness for the importance of kidney health and the impact of organ transplantation since Frank’s teenage years when his father, John Sr., was first afflicted with kidney disease, at a time when flying cross-country to North Carolina two to three times a week was the only way a patient could receive life-sustaining dialysis treatments. After receiving a kidney from his son Luke in December 2021, the Trilla Family and the Village of Willowbrook have concocted a creative way to support NKFI and the greater kidney community in partnership with the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox organization has also been touched by kidney disease and is equally engaged in the fight for kidney health. Ed Farmer pitched three seasons with the Chicago White Sox, earned an All-Star Game appearance in 1980 as a White Sox pitcher, and later served for over 29 years as a White Sox broadcaster and play-by-play announcer. Ed also fought polycystic kidney disease, which afflicted his own mother, receiving a kidney transplant from his brother in 1991 and becoming an ardent advocate for organ and tissue donation. Tragically, Farmer died of kidney disease in 2020, and that same year, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) honored Ed and his family with the Gift of Life Award for their decades-long dedication to the greater kidney community and their ability to raise awareness for the importance of kidney health and organ transplantation.

And as the White Sox kicked off their 2022 season, legendary White Sox right fielder Harold Baines, whose 22-year Hall of Fame career includes 384 home runs, 1,628 RBIs, 2,866 hits, and countless other achievements on the field, shared another statistic that hit closer to home. In 2021, after battling the genetic disease familial amyloidosis, Baines had received a double heart and kidney transplant. With the disproportionate need for African American and Latino living organ donors, Baines decided to share his story and raise awareness for the importance – and impact – that organ donation can have on the health, lives, and futures of those awaiting transplant.

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