Having spent the last 3 springs around Jake Peavy, I have watched him brighten the days of our military men and women as part of the Wounded Warrior program. That is during the spring through when things are a little less stressful.
Peavy still does all he can during the regular season, but the stakes are raised April through September.
On that note, Peavy took some time from his busy schedule to help out a group of boys and girls from the Union League Boys & Girls Club of Chicago today. Trading strikeouts for school supplies, Peavy accompained the boys and girls as they went on a back-to-school shopping spree at the Staples on West Jackson near Union Station.
Just looking at the pictures only gives you a glimpse at what Peavy did with these kids. Yes, he signs autographs and takes pictures, but more importantly he engages each and every child.
He listened to all their stories, while telling a few himself. And as a firm believer in education, Peavy chatted up the kids on the benefits of school, and to stay motivated even through the tough times.
Staples also did their part, donating hundreds of bags full of school supplies to the Union League Boys & Girls Club in addition to making donation to the Jake Peavy Foundation.
A great day all around for Peavy and the kids.