Cubs and White Sox Alums Square Off in Charity Softball Event Sept 23, Tickets on Sale Now

For the second consecutive year, Cubs Insider will be partnering with the Pogofsky (as in Larry, former White Sox board member and one of the original owners) family as part of a really cool event that you might want to check out.

On September 23, 2017, former Cubs and White Sox players and coaches will come together in Schaumburg, Ill. to hold a softball event to raise money for local charities. The Larry A. Pogofsky All-Star Challenge will feature names like Fergie Jenkins, Carlos Zambrano, Jerome Walton, and Jermaine Dye, among others. And a little birdie just told us Derrek Lee might be making an appearance as well.

The festivities will get started at noon with a kids clinic held on the Boomers Stadium field. This is a great chance for kids of all ages to meet the players and get a few baseball tips as they rotate through a variety of skills stations. Don’t worry, though, Big Z isn’t going to teach your kid how to plunk Jim Edmonds. Or maybe you want him to. Tickets for the clinic are $75 and space is limited to only 100 kids.

The softball game itself is scheduled to begin at 2 pm and tickets run $25 for standard admission or $100 for VIP. Those in the latter group will have a chance to mingle with the players at a postgame picnic and will also receive a special gift. Not bad.

Cubs players will be in the visitor’s/third base dugout and White Sox will be in the home/first base dugout.

Rosters are subject to change, but here’s a look at who’s confirmed as of this point:

Former Chicago White Sox

Jermaine Dye
Joe Crede
Scott Podsednik
Freddy Garcia
Andruw Jones
Carl Everett
Mike Huff
Toby Hall
Adam Russell
Brian Anderson
Norberto Martin
Bill Simas
Keith Foulke
Willie Harris

Former Chicago Cubs


Last year’s event was incredible, so click here to read about it or just go to the LAP All-Star Challenge website for more information.

Tickets are on sale now, so reserve your spot and we’ll see you there.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — For the second consecutive year, and fourth time in its history, the Larry A. Pogofsky Cubs/Sox All-Star Softball Challenge presented by Cumulus Radio Chicago makes its way back to Boomers Stadium, as Chicago baseball favorites team up to benefit local charities on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Highlighted by 2005 World Series champs Scott Podsednik, Freddy Garcia and Joe Crede of the White Sox, opposite former North Sider’s Fergie Jenkins, Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster , this is an event you will not want to miss as these hometown legends take the field one more time, benefiting a great cause.

Tickets for the 2017 LAP Chicago All-Star Softball Challenge start at just $25 for a Standard Ticket, with VIP Tickets available for $100 and include a post-game picnic and special gift.

Prior to the game, kids have the opportunity to take part in an on-field baseball skills clinic hosted by the Bulls/Sox Academy. The clinic will begin promptly at 12 p.m. and includes instruction in batting, fielding and base-running. A spot in the Kids Clinic can be purchased for an additional $75. Space is limited to 100 spots, so purchase your tickets early to ensure your spot.

Please note: rosters are subject to change at any time without notice.

Tickets are available now, and can be purchased online at or by visiting the Boomers Box Office located at 1999 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

For more information on the 2017 LAP Chicago All-Star Softball Challenge including details on how to become a sponsor of the event please contact

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