12/21/2012 3:20 PM
Meet & Greet scheduled on December 26th from 12:30pm- 2:00pm
The Bulls/Sox Academy announced today that former White Sox slugger, Dan Pasqua, has been named the new Academy Director for the Bulls/Sox Academy located at 6200 River Bend Drive in Lisle.
Dan Pasqua will be available to meet baseball enthusiasts, sign autographs and talk White Sox baseball on Wednesday, December 26th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, immediately following the first session of the White Sox Holiday Camp. The meet and greet is open to the public. If you would like to register your young athlete for the White Sox Holiday Camp, please visit www.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.
Dan Pasqua has been working with the White Sox for the past six years and joined the Bulls/Sox Academy over four years ago as a private instructor. Dan comes to the Lisle facility after running the La Grange location for the last year and a half. Dan will oversee all baseball programming, with his main responsibility developing ball players through private and semi-private training lessons.
“I am looking forward to sharing my experience of playing major league baseball with the youth of Lisle and the surrounding areas,” said Pasqua. “I can’t thank the Bulls/Sox Academy enough for this great opportunity to continue use my skills to educate the athletes of the Chicagoland area.”
Dan Pasqua was a left-handed power-hitting outfielder and first baseman known for hitting tape-measure home runs for the White Sox from 1988 to 1994. In 1988, Pasqua led the White Sox with 20 home runs; in 1989 he hit the second-to-last roof shot at old Comiskey Park and in 1991 hit a home run 484 feet – which still ranks among the top five longest home runs in U.S. Cellular Field history. Over his 10 year major-league career, Pasqua appeared in 905 games with the Yankees and White Sox, where he slugged 117 home runs and 390 RBI.
The Bulls/Sox Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois and runs extensive training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball, and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. There are additional Academy locations in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Schererville, IN. For more information, go towww.BullsSoxAcademy.com or call 630-324-8221.