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Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health with NKFI and the Chicago White Sox!

Updated: May 16, 2023

Thursday, July 6 vs. Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10pm

On Thursday, July 6, the Chicago White Sox will host the Toronto Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field. Want to enjoy a great night of baseball and hit a home run for kidney health?

Join the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI), the Chicago White Sox, and members of the greater kidney community to raise awareness for the dangers of kidney disease, highlight the critical importance of kidney health, and magnify the powerful impact that organ donation can have on those who need it most.

Thanks to the generosity of the Chicago White Sox, $5 from the purchase of each ticket will support vital NKFI programs and services that provide education and empowerment for kidney patients, caregivers, and at-risk communities across the State of Illinois.

Here’s how it works:

1) Visit to purchase tickets through event ticketing platform Fevo in one of the available sections for the July 6 game

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

2) Come out to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, July 6, at 7:10pm to enjoy a beautiful night of baseball, meet kidney community supporters from NKFI, and hit a home run for kidney health with Team NKFI!

Ticket Information
  • Seats available for purchase are in box sections 148 (third baseline) and 116 (first baseline)

  • Pick your specific section, row, and seat number at the time of purchase

  • If you wish to invite friends who are purchasing their tickets separately, share the personalized link you receive at the purchase confirmation screen

  • Open the confirmation email you receive from Fevo to access your tickets via your TicketMaster account or your Chicago White Sox account before the game

  • Use your mobile device or print your tickets for entry at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 6

  • Individual Ticket Disclaimer -

Questions about this event?

Contact NKFI Development Manager Wesley Bauer at

Questions about how to purchase tickets?

Contact Chicago White Sox Group Sales Executive Allie Klima at

The Kidney Connection – NKFI and the Chicago White Sox

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education, and empowerment. 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, NKFI honored Ed Farmer 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.

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. In the Summer of 2022, Baines highlighted his health journey on an episode of the NKFI podcast “The Journey Continues”. Titled “Mayor League”, the episode featured Mayor of Willowbrook Frank Trilla, a fellow kidney transplant recipient, kidney health advocate, and lifelong White Sox fan who has raised over $100,000 in support of NKFI’s mission, programs, and services.

On July 7, 2022, NKFI invited kidney patients, caregivers, and supporters throughout the greater kidney community to the first “Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health” at Guaranteed Rate Field. It was a beautiful night for baseball, as well as a wonderful way to share stories of determination, perseverance, and empowerment in pursuit of kidney health. This year, we will return to the ballpark in the hopes of having a bigger impact on kidney health for life across Illinois. Please join us as we come together to Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health and cheer on the Chicago White Sox!

To learn more about NKFI, its mission, and its programs and services for the greater kidney community across Illinois, visit or call 312-321-1500.

To learn more about and listen to “The Journey Continues” NKFI podcast episode “Mayor League” featuring Harold Baines,visit

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