Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Jason Hodges of Park Forest, cousin of former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Arkansas last Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Hodges was also one of 10 players who received a World Series ring from the Chicago White Sox as he was on the Chicago White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) baseball program that won the championship over the summer.
According to the Chicago White Sox, this year’s event moves the total number of student-athletes who will go on to higher education institutions to more than 180 participants since 2007. Twenty-four ACE alumni have been selected in the MLB draft.
Jason Hodges now stands in their number.
The 2018 signing day class includes athletes from Brother Rice High School, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Hammond High School, Harlan Community Academy, Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Illiana Christian High School, Kenwood Academy High School, Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Marian Catholic High School, Marist High School, Montini Catholic High School and Mount Carmel High School.
“Through the ACE program, the White Sox offer rising stars in the inner-city baseball community the opportunity to play baseball against other highly competitive groups on a traveling team. ACE team members (12-18 years of age) are engaged in an elite practice and competition