Dream fulfilled: White Sox ACE program team will have its own game in Iowa cornfields
ACE 14U team will play New York team before White Sox play Yankees in Field of Dreams game
The kids are having their own dream game, New York vs. Chicago style, in the cornfields of Iowa.
Youth baseball teams from those cities will square off in an exhibition game called “A Dream Fulfilled” in Dyersville, Iowa on Aug. 11, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
The Chicago squad is a 14U team from the White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) Program. It will take on an East Harlem and South Bronx-based DREAM program from New York the day before the Sox play the Yankees in the Field of Dreams game adjacent to the site of where the movie starring Kevin Costner was made.
The players and coaches will also attend the Sox-Yankees game, set to be the first Major League game held in Iowa, at a temporary ballpark with a potential capacity of 8,000 fans on the following night, Aug. 12.
The Sox created the ACE program in 2007 to give high-quality baseball instruction and leadership/mentorship opportunities to young athletes from Chicago’s inner-city and suburban communities.
The youth game will be televised on FS1 at 5 p.m.