Winston-Salem Warthogs to Share White Sox 2005 World Series Trophy with the Public on Friday, May 5th

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Warthogs Offer a Weekend of Activities, Ranging From a Boy Scout Sleepover to Photo Opportunities with World Series Trophy.

Our biggest goal every evening at Ernie Shore Field is to create special moments and memories for our fans

Winston-Salem, NC. (PRWEB) May 1, 2006 -- The Winston-Salem Warthogs, one of the leading providers of family fun in North Carolina, today announced an exciting weekend line-up for all age groups, scheduled to begin Friday, May 5th with a game against the Potomac Nationals at 7:00 p.m. Starting before Friday’s game through Sunday evening, Ernie Shore Field will be packed with many activities to entertain fans, including photo opportunities with the 2005 White Sox World Series trophy.

To kick off Friday evening, the Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest will begin three hours prior to the game. Visitors can expect over twenty baseball themed interactive attractions such as the Minor League Baseball Museum, Batting and Pitching Cages, and Bungee Runs. The event is free of charge and the perfect place to spend the afternoon before an evening of baseball. The festival will take place in the main stadium parking lot beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Amidst the Family Fun Fest, the Warthog’s Major League affiliate, the Chicago White Sox, have arranged for their 2005 World Series Championship Trophy to visit Ernie Shore Field. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras to take pictures with the trophy. Co-owner of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, and long time fan of the Chicago White Sox, and his partner Billy Prim, are proud to have the trophy in Winston-Salem.

“As a dedicated White Sox fan, a life-long dream was fulfilled when they won the World Series last year and I am very excited to have the trophy in my hometown. It is a true symbol of how hard work and dedication pays off—for the players and the fans of both the White Sox and the Warthogs,” said Filipowski.

Adding to the excitement of Friday night, the local Boy Scout Troops are hosting a camp out on the baseball diamond. Participants will be able to watch a movie on a large screen set up for the event before pitching their tents for a night under the stars right on the field.

To top off the evening, as at every Friday home game, fireworks sponsored by The Principal Group and WMAG 99.5 will light up the sky immediately following the game.

“Our biggest goal every evening at Ernie Shore Field is to create special moments and memories for our fans,” said President of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, Guy Schuman. “With the Principal Group Family Fun Fest and the Boy Scout Camp out, we had already created a very exciting evening. With the addition of the White Sox bringing the World Series Trophy to Winston-Salem, this will be an evening that is sure to create a memory of a lifetime for all attendees.”

Other festivities include the Humane Society’s “Bark in the Park” on Saturday, May 6th where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the stadium. For more information about the weekend and all other events, visit


Tickets to the game start at $5.50 and can be purchased in advance online, over the phone, or at the box office on the day of the game. The Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest is free of charge. The Boy Scout Campout is $9 per person, advance registration is required. Attendees interested in taking a picture with the 2005 World Series trophy must bring their own camera and requires a $10 donation to the White Sox Charities. For more information, please contact 336-759-2233 or visit

About the Winston-Salem Warthogs

The Winston-Salem Warthogs of the Carolina League are the High A Class minor league affiliate of the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox. The Warthogs are the only remaining original member of the Carolina League founded in 1945. The team is operated by Sports Menagerie, LLC and owned by Billy Prim and Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski. For more information please contact Alan York at 336-759-2233 or visit us on the web at


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