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July 13 Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health Event

Updated: Jun 5

3rd Annual “Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health”

with NKFI and the Chicago White Sox!

Saturday, July 13 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:10pm

Join the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to enjoy a beautiful day of Chicago White Sox baseball and connect with fellow members of the greater kidney community as we Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health on Saturday, July 13, at Guaranteed Rate Field!


Thanks to the generosity of the Chicago White Sox, when you purchase your ticket by or before May 15 for this year’s event, $5 from the purchase of each ticket purchase 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. If you purchase your ticket after May 15, $10 from each ticket purchase will support NKFI!


Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit to purchase tickets through event ticketing platform Fevo in one of the available sections for the July 13 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 Saturday, July 13 to enjoy a beautiful day 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 Lower Reserved Sections 109 and 110

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

  • To invite friends who are purchasing tickets separately, share the personalized link you receive at the purchase confirmation screen

  • Open the confirmation email to access your tickets via your TicketMaster account or your Chicago White Sox account

  • Use your mobile device or print your tickets for entry at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 13

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 or (312) 674-5383

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, thanks to the generous support and dedication of the Chicago White Sox, NKFI and the Trilla Family will return to the South Side for the 3rd Annual “Hit a Home Run for Kidney Health” on Saturday, July 13, as the White Sox take the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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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