Chicago Police Officer Darlene Rodriguez was randomly selected as the winner of the season-long Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) raffle for a White Sox-themed 2015 Mazda6 i Sport, which was generously donated by CJ Wilson Mazda.
More than 4,200 raffle tickets were sold between April 10 and August 31, raising over $42,000 for CWSC. Since its inception in 1990, CWSC has given over $22 million in charitable donations to various nonprofit and social service organizations, youth baseball initiatives and inner-city programs. In addition, CWSC provides grants to a variety of organizations in the Chicagoland area that are committed to the fight against cancer, improving the lives of youth through education and athletics, assisting at-risk children and families and supporting health and wellness programs. In the past calendar year alone, CWSC donated $1.77 million to organizations in need.
Rodriguez is a life-long Chicago resident and White Sox fan, who has served as a police officer for nearly 24 years. She attended her first White Sox game with her husband, who is now a retired police officer. The White Sox will present Rodriguez with her new car during an on-field ceremony prior to the September 15 game vs. the Oakland Athletics at 7:10 p.m.