Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy stepped off the baseball field and on to the music stage to entertain guests at the first Jake Peavy and Friends Charity Jam last Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the famed Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago to support cancer research.
The star-studded night featured live country music from Jake and some of his celebrity friends in from Nashville, including a suprise visit from country star David Nail --all to raise money for charity to help end cancer in honor of Peavy’s grandmother, Dama Lolley, who lost her fight with the disease last January and his close friend, and former coach with the San Diego Padres, Darrel Akerfelds.
Peavy thanked event sponsors and those who donated to the live auction and raffle: Joe’s Bar, Strikeouts For Troops, CSN Chicago, Pop Chips, Truth Records LLC, Magellan Corporation, RGT Capital Management, Phillips Chevrolet, Bird Dog Jets, Chicago White Sox, Miller-Lite, Houndstooth Saloon, Fireball Whiskey, UV Vodka, AuctionsByCellular, 670 The Score, Hotel Palomar Chicago, LoJo Sports, Crown Royal, Sony, Nike, and Fender.
Artists included Channing Wilson, Tyler Reeve, Adam Craig, Cole Swindell, Stevie Monce, Billy Jewel, Tyler Hamilton, Brushfire Band, and country artist and songwriter Jonathan Singleton, known for co-writing “Don’t” by Billy Currington, “Watching Airplanes” by Gary Allan, “Red Light” and” Let It Rain” by David Nail and “Why Don’t we Just Dance” by Josh Turner and more. Drew Walker from WUSN Chicago served as the night’s host.
Jake Peavy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that supports groundbreaking research, essential life programs and activities to enrich lives and uplift spirits.
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