(CBS) MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will attend SoxFest and field questions from fans at the event.

Selig will be there to present the 2011 Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence to White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf during the opening ceremonies Jan. 27. Following the presentation, the commissioner will participate in the first panel discussion of the weekend, discussing the state of the game with broadcaster Ken Harrelson and answering questions from fans in the audience.

SoxFest runs from Jan. 27-29 at the Palmer House Hilton. The opening ceremonies start at 4 p.m. Jan. 27.

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