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Boykin Launches ‘Community Unity Day’

By Chinta Strausberg

Using every venue possible to address the issue of violence, on Friday, September 9, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is hosting a “Community Unity Day” at the U.S. Cellular in the Upper Terrace Suite. The event starts at 5:40 p.m. They will be located in the U.S. Cellular Field’s Upper Terrace Suite.

According to Boykin, who will also celebrate his 48th birthday Friday, there are 60 parents affected by gun violence. He has invited about 175 people including law enforcement and youth.

Boykin partnered with the White Sox, BUILD, Youth Guidance and the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

At 5:40 p.m., the U.S. Cellular Field’s gates will open and at 6 p.m. Christine O’Reilly, vice president of Community Relations will give welcoming remarks.

Other speakers include: Harold Baines, White Sox Ambassador, Comm. Boykin, and Representatives from Youth Guidance, BUILD and from the CPD.

Tickets will be available for pick-up at Windows 1 and 2 at the Gate 4 Will Call windows; however, a valid photo ID is required to receive the tickets.

Fans can enter the ballpark at the Gate 4 suite elevators.

After the remarks, fans can watch the White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals.

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