07/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

White Sox Stars Jim Thome And Paul Konerko Speak Out Against State Budget Cuts

Sox stars Paul Konerko and Jim Thome wrote a letter to the editor to the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, urging lawmakers not to allow massive cuts to foster-care services. "Many of the deepest cuts directly target programs designed to protect children," wrote the two athletes, who are partners with Children's Home & Aid. "Today, one in six children is at risk for abuse or neglect. If these cuts are made, more at-risk children will suffer."

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