Peavy's raffle winners wrap big week

Peavy's raffle winners wrap big week

CHICAGO -- The winners in White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy's "A Day with Jake Peavy" charity raffle, Terry and Lynn Iker, attended Monday night's game against the Cubs, donated their Tuesday tickets to the family of a child battling leukemia and joined Peavy for lunch Wednesday at Sweetwater, before watching White Sox batting practice and meeting players.

Adam Dunn and his wife, Rachel, donated their luxury box as part of the prize, allowing the Ikers to invite 12 friends to watch Wednesday's game in a fully catered suite.

Proceeds from the fundraiser raffle went to The Jake Peavy Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer Research in honor of Peavy's friend and Padres bullpen coach, Darrel "Ack" Akerfelds, who is fighting pancreatic cancer. The raffle raised more than $52,000 in three weeks.

"Ack has been a friend, great mentor and a father figure in my life through all of my years in baseball," Peavy said. "I can honestly say I wouldn't be where I am today, in baseball or in life, if it wasn't for him. He's battling pancreatic cancer with so much courage and heart and I will fight with my buddy against this."