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Loras College to Launch 175th Anniversary Celebration at White Sox Game

6/11/2013
 
Loras College will kick off its yearlong 175th anniversary celebration with a trip to the ballpark.  President Jim Collins (’84), will throw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on August 14.
 
On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Loras College supporters will gather at U.S. Cellular Field as the Chicago White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers.  Aside from gathering with over 1,000 Loras faithful, President Jim Collins (’84) has been given the opportunity of throwing the first pitch at the game.
 
As Loras enters into its historic 175th academic year, Loras looks forward inviting the community  to participate in a number of exciting events being planned. The first big event in the celebratory series will be a White Sox Game in Chicago at US Cellular Field.
 
Loras College and the Chicago White Sox share a connection that dates back to the early 1900s.  Urban “Red” Faber attended St. Joseph’s College, later renamed Loras College, in 1909.  Red Faber’s pitching skills helped lead the 1909 Loras baseball team to an undefeated season and Faber struck out a record 24 batters in a nine-inning game vs. St. Ambrose.  Faber went on to pitch 20 seasons for the Chicago White Sox from 1914-1933.  He was one of the last “legal” spitballers when he retired in 1933.  He was welcomed into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964, the same year that Faber-Clarke Field on the Loras campus was named in his honor.  Urban “Red” Faber was inducted into the Loras College Hall of Fame in 1983.
 
Loras Day at the ballpark will start at 11:00 am, with a tailgate in the U.S. Cellular Field parking lot.  The game is scheduled to start at 1:10 pm.  Tickets are only $30 per person and include a reserved outfield ticket, a Loras t-shirt, a koozie and tailgate food prior to the game.  If desired, another option is to access this same ticket package plus roundtrip transportation from Dubuque for a total cost of $58 per person.
 
Finally, if you are more interested in attending as a group – business or friends--a special group rate of $50 per person, including transportation, for 6 or more people is available.  Gather Duhawks and baseball fans from your organization and make it a day!  Show your purple pride and start the celebration of Loras College’s long history of success.  Tickets are limited, so reserve them today at alumni.loras.edu/whitesox.  Group rate tickets are available at alumni.loras.edu/whitesox or by calling the Alumni Relations office at 588-7170.
 
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