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soxjim
02-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Received an email bellow from the Whitesox. The following games have been announced as teacher appreciation games:

April 8 vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm
June 24 vs Atlanta braves 1:05pm
August 2 vs Baltimore Orioles7:10pm

Please email me your school mailing address and I can send you as many of the blue discount coupons as you need. These coupons can be redeemed at our Box Office by mail or in person. Please keep in mind all orders are taken on a first come/first serve basis. The message from the Whitesox ticket office.

g0g0
02-25-2010, 04:57 PM
Thanks! My wife is a teacher so I'll have to tell her about these.

gregoriop
02-25-2010, 05:02 PM
Who can I email about getting these? My school and my fiancee's school never get in on these.

GoGoCrede
02-25-2010, 06:40 PM
I knew I was heading into the right profession! :smile:

Slappy
02-25-2010, 06:53 PM
My sister is a teacher, as well. Who do we email about this?

soxjim
02-25-2010, 07:02 PM
To all interested in teachers appeciation games here is the contact information:

Lindsey M. Nealis │Coordinator of Client Services and Group & Party Area Sales │Chicago White Sox
333 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616 │P: 312.674.5331 │ F: 312.674.5140 │ E: lnealis@chisox.com (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/mc/compose?to=lnealis@chisox.com)

MARTINMVP
02-25-2010, 08:43 PM
I knew I was heading into the right profession! :smile:

Just the opposite for me. I'm not a teacher but my fiance is. Every snow day or holiday off has me stuttering how I'm in the wrong profession.

kruzer31
02-25-2010, 09:35 PM
thanks for the info

Slappy
02-25-2010, 11:13 PM
Thanks, Jim. Forwarded the info to my sister.

kruzer31
02-26-2010, 03:10 PM
I wrote last night and got a reply that the vouchers have been sent out, thanks

jeff

Clembasbal
02-26-2010, 07:29 PM
I deserve discounted Sox tickets!:gulp:

soxlady8
02-27-2010, 01:39 PM
I emailed Lindsey my addy at my school -- hopefully myself and my awesome colleagues who engage young minds can get in on some
good reduced seats for these games !

btw -- my school is only a few blocks away from the ballpark
and in the 10 years or so I have been teaching there I have NEVER seen anything like this --

thanks for forwarding --

ChiSoxGirl
02-27-2010, 02:19 PM
I emailed Lindsey my addy at my school -- hopefully myself and my awesome colleagues who engage young minds can get in on some
good reduced seats for these games !

btw -- my school is only a few blocks away from the ballpark
and in the 10 years or so I have been teaching there I have NEVER seen anything like this --

thanks for forwarding --

They've been doing this promotion for many years now, so maybe your school just never got in on the action for some reason....

chisoxfanatic
02-27-2010, 04:36 PM
To all interested in teachers appeciation games here is the contact information:

Lindsey M. Nealis│Coordinator of Client Services and Group & Party Area Sales │Chicago White Sox
333 W. 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616│P: 312.674.5331 │ F: 312.674.5140 │ E: lnealis@chisox.com (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/mc/compose?to=lnealis@chisox.com)

Thanks for the info! I am not interested in an April game and will be teaching in June, but I definitely will be interested in that August 2nd game against Baltimore! I'm all for deeply-discounted tickets!
They've been doing this promotion for many years now, so maybe your school just never got in on the action for some reason....
Are you planning on attending any of these?

chisoxfanatic
02-27-2010, 04:41 PM
Received an email bellow from the Whitesox. The following games have been announced as teacher appreciation games:

April 8 vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm
June 24 vs Atlanta braves 1:05pm
August 2 vs Baltimore Orioles7:10pm

Please email me your school mailing address and I can send you as many of the blue discount coupons as you need. These coupons can be redeemed at our Box Office by mail or in person. Please keep in mind all orders are taken on a first come/first serve basis. The message from the Whitesox ticket office.
Wait, wait, wait! Just looking back at the schedule, I have one thing to say...August 2nd??? They don't even have a game then! They play Baltimore the 24th-26th of August. Someone screwed up here!

HomeFish
02-27-2010, 04:59 PM
I have a friend who teaches at at one of the CPS high schools that got "turned around", meaning that he no longer teaches there, but technically he has not been fired. Can he still qualify for this?

soxjim
02-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Wait, wait, wait! Just looking back at the schedule, I have one thing to say...August 2nd??? They don't even have a game then! They play Baltimore the 24th-26th of August. Someone screwed up here!

Thanks for the heads up. August 24.

ChiSoxGirl
02-28-2010, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the info! I am not interested in an April game and will be teaching in June, but I definitely will be interested in that August 2nd game against Baltimore! I'm all for deeply-discounted tickets!

Are you planning on attending any of these?

Well, the only date that could possibly work for me would be August 24. I'll be Spring Breaking in Myrtle Beach for the April date, and in San Diego for my Goddaughter's 8th grade graduation for the June date.

And now that I think about it, I have a feeling our first day of school is going to be August 24, so that might not work for me. Going to weeknight games during the school year is going to be next to impossible now that I live further from the ballpark.

soxlady8
02-28-2010, 01:57 PM
When I taught 1st grade on the second floor of my school building I really enjoyed it !! The view out my windows to the east were of those of US CELLULAR FIELD --- I remember the run in 05 .
Toward the end of the season during the 1 pm games , the crowd was so LOUD you could hear it through my window in September !!!

Very exciting stuff back then ---

Literally my school is two blocks away ---

I hope that Lindsey sends me the info so that I can see if my schedule coincides with any games !!

soxlady8
02-28-2010, 01:58 PM
my thoughts go out to your friend --
there is soooo much politics involved with teaching !!
I had a very similiar situation happen to me this past summer, it was the worst summer of my life w my job up in the air --

The bad news is that urban school system is having serious financial problems now and the worry is there with myself and most likely ALL the teachers !!

TornLabrum
02-28-2010, 02:20 PM
my thoughts go out to your friend --
there is soooo much politics involved with teaching !!
I had a very similiar situation happen to me this past summer, it was the worst summer of my life w my job up in the air --

The bad news is that urban school system is having serious financial problems now and the worry is there with myself and most likely ALL the teachers !!

It's not just the urban schools that are having financial problems. We're cutting staff out where I teach in Boone County, and there is even talk of closing one of the six schools in the district.

Bobby Thigpen
03-02-2010, 09:09 AM
I have tried to email this person twice and it has come back to me as undeliverable twice.

Any advice?

Martinigirl
03-02-2010, 03:19 PM
I have tried to email this person twice and it has come back to me as undeliverable twice.

Any advice?

I received an "out of office" message. It said she would be back on Thursday.

Bobby Thigpen
03-05-2010, 01:22 PM
I tried twice more and still couldn't get it to work.

Guess I'll just have to call.:whiner:

chisoxfanatic
03-05-2010, 01:37 PM
I tried twice more and still couldn't get it to work.

Guess I'll just have to call.:whiner:

That's strange. I emailed that email address provided towards the top of this thread, received a reply, and I received my vouchers in my school mailbox on Wednesday. I'd try the email one more time.

Bobby Thigpen
03-05-2010, 02:21 PM
I left a voicemail. We'll see if that does the trick.

soxlady8
03-07-2010, 09:45 PM
I emailed Lindsey who I guess gave my name and school address to Chris Villalobos . Chris sent me a bunch of Vouchers to my school :)

To anyone that has ordered these ... I am looking at the lower box for $19.50 or so -- are they good seats pretty close to the field or up near row 30 or so ??

Just curious -- if I send them in will I get better seats --

I could send my order in this Friday when I get paid ...

soxlady8
03-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Christopher Villalobos │ Seasonal Sales Representative │Chicago White Sox
333 W. 35th Street; Chicago, IL 60616 │P: 312.674.5122 │F: 312.674.5140 │E: cvillalobos@chisox.com (ghodges@chisox.com)



He sent me some and was very kind and helpful in the emails !!

Soxlady8

Sufferin
03-09-2010, 06:42 PM
Nice of them to give us 2 dates on weeknights during the school year and the 3rd date on a Thursday afternoon, when I'd have to cut work to go.

It's a great discount, but does it seem to anyone else like these tickets get worse every year? (There used to be 4 dates). I don't mind seeing crappy teams, but a little more convenience would be appreciated. This is starting to feel like a hollow gesture, only meant to garner good PR. Really, is it worth the cost of printing these if the majority of them go unused?

Sigh, looks like we'll just hit a kids day again this year. So I have 10 of these if anyone's interested.

Oh, and the cuts are hitting everywhere. High schools here canceled zero hour, which means kids in band have to drop one of their regular classes, and they are real close to cutting the athletic buses completely. Also my wife's district is cutting support staff and the pre-K program. Thankfully she's tenured.

chisoxfanatic
03-09-2010, 07:13 PM
I emailed Lindsey who I guess gave my name and school address to Chris Villalobos . Chris sent me a bunch of Vouchers to my school :)

To anyone that has ordered these ... I am looking at the lower box for $19.50 or so -- are they good seats pretty close to the field or up near row 30 or so ??

Just curious -- if I send them in will I get better seats --

I could send my order in this Friday when I get paid ...
The last time I did this, I took the voucher to the box office at Comiskey Park and was able to pick my exact seat. I'd imagine there is an advantage to doing this in person.

soxlady8
03-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks for the information on selecting seats !!!

Is the box office open right now to get tickets ??

I suppose I could walk a couple blocks from my school on Friday afternoon (after I get paid ) to purchase tickets ---

soxlady8
03-09-2010, 08:11 PM
Sufferin ---

I was "displaced" from my job this past summer and I have been teaching for 13 years (tenured for 10 ). Unfortunately TENURE can mean nothing
in my district !!! The teacher Union did help me get a job at the same school (not same teaching assignment though ).

It all has to do with politics ---

I sometimes wish the city of Chi would get a Casino and that might help education funding !!!

chisoxfanatic
03-09-2010, 08:16 PM
I know all too well how things go in CPS. I was laid off at the end of my last year before getting tenure. A bunch of my colleagues were pissed and sad to see me go. I had a good rapport with the rest of the teachers and lots of the students (the assistant principal hated me, though, as I was not a Wrigleyville yuppie like she is--VERY cliquish). It was hard to find something for last year, so I subbed in CPS and had two separate tutoring gigs. I got my current job at a private alternative high school deep on the southeast side 5 days before the school year began...I found the position posting on Craig's List! :o:

Sam Spade
03-09-2010, 11:39 PM
I don't understand this. In my opinion, teachers shouldn't get any discounts that aren't education related. They are compensated for doing their job. Most only have to do it roughly 10 months of the year. During the ten months they get more paid holidays than any other job. They also get three weeks of vacation during the 10 months and numerous sick days. If all that's not good enough, they should get another job. Instead, the cost of their discounts is passed on to everyone who pays full price. I say this having a mother who is a teacher.

soxnut1018
03-09-2010, 11:45 PM
I don't understand this. In my opinion, teachers shouldn't get any discounts that aren't education related. They are compensated for doing their job. Most only have to do it roughly 10 months of the year. During the ten months they get more paid holidays than any other job. They also get three weeks of vacation during the 10 months and numerous sick days. If all that's not good enough, they should get another job. Instead, the cost of their discounts is passed on to everyone who pays full price. I say this having a mother who is a teacher.

:rolleyes:

Sam Spade
03-09-2010, 11:54 PM
:rolleyes:
Gee, thanks for clarifying that for me.

kruzer31
03-10-2010, 01:10 AM
I don't understand this. In my opinion, teachers shouldn't get any discounts that aren't education related. They are compensated for doing their job. Most only have to do it roughly 10 months of the year. During the ten months they get more paid holidays than any other job. They also get three weeks of vacation during the 10 months and numerous sick days. If all that's not good enough, they should get another job. Instead, the cost of their discounts is passed on to everyone who pays full price. I say this having a mother who is a teacher.


Teachers are heroes.......nuff said

Sam Spade
03-10-2010, 02:44 AM
Teachers are heroes.......nuff said
No its not. Why are they heroes? It seems like a popular view based on nothing. What makes teachers different than other people working, collecting paychecks, aside from the fact that they have more time off? Is it that they are paid to teach kids? They are paid, they aren't doing it for free. I'm sure some teachers love teaching kids, just as some mechanics love working on cars. The point is, they both it for themselves. Teachers do it because they enjoy teaching children, enjoy helping children learn. It is still their own fulfillment which motivates their actions. Very few teachers might teach if they were not paid. And probably a similar number of mechanics would still work on cars if they weren't paid to do it. Nothing separates them. I don't get it. I'm just trying to gain some understanding here.

To me, real heroes are volunteers. Some volunteers are teachers, naturally.

chisoxfanatic
03-10-2010, 07:45 AM
I don't understand this. In my opinion, teachers shouldn't get any discounts that aren't education related. They are compensated for doing their job. Most only have to do it roughly 10 months of the year. During the ten months they get more paid holidays than any other job. They also get three weeks of vacation during the 10 months and numerous sick days. If all that's not good enough, they should get another job. Instead, the cost of their discounts is passed on to everyone who pays full price. I say this having a mother who is a teacher.
Yea, we are compensated...But, a ton of us are poorly compensated. And, not all of us have "numerous sick days." I have to teach 11 months (summer school is part of the contract...if we don't teach summer school, we don't get paid during the summer), and have only 2 personal and 4 sick days to use in that 11-month span. Meanwhile, we work in one of the most germ-infested environments around! And we can't just hide behind a desk in a quiet office if we're not feeling well.

There should be MORE discounts like this for us teachers, especially since we are so poorly compensated in comparison to a bunch of positions that are not nearly as important (doctors, firemen, policemen, I am not looking at you here)! And the cost of the discount is NOT being passed on to everyone else! The Sox are slightly decreasing their profit for those three games.
No its not. Why are they heroes? It seems like a popular view based on nothing. What makes teachers different than other people working, collecting paychecks, aside from the fact that they have more time off? Is it that they are paid to teach kids? They are paid, they aren't doing it for free. I'm sure some teachers love teaching kids, just as some mechanics love working on cars. The point is, they both it for themselves. Teachers do it because they enjoy teaching children, enjoy helping children learn. It is still their own fulfillment which motivates their actions. Very few teachers might teach if they were not paid. And probably a similar number of mechanics would still work on cars if they weren't paid to do it. Nothing separates them. I don't get it. I'm just trying to gain some understanding here.

To me, real heroes are volunteers. Some volunteers are teachers, naturally.

You can't do ANYTHING constructive with your life without an education. And who provides that education??? TEACHERS!!!

DumpJerry
03-10-2010, 07:58 AM
Well, this has gotten way, way, way off topic is heading towards politics. Continue at www.wsiforums.com