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White Sox Partner With Drug Treatment Center On New Campaign

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 17

The White Sox have partnered with Illinois-based drug and alcohol treatment center Footprints To Recovery to create a new addiction recovery awareness campaign. The "Batting For Better Days" effort will include a pregame recognition Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field of caregivers and medical professio...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Colletti Joining New MLB Show On TuneIn Radio

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SportsBusiness Daily: MSG Files Opposition To S4K Suit

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SportsBusiness Daily: Gronkowski Lands "Madden" Cover

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Pushes Latest "NBA Live" To Early '17

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