Thursday, October 27, 2016

Go, Cubs, Go!

Jim Schlegel, 97, is a Pearl Harbor veteran and a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. He was there when the Cubs played the World Series back in 1945. He still has ticket stubs from two of the games. The Cubs lost that series, but Jim has cheered them on for the past 71 years, hoping they'd get another shot.
Now the Cubs are in the series again, and thanks to his loving granddaughter Helen, he'll be cheering in the stands. Helen set up a GoFundMe page, hoping to raise $10,000 to buy two tickets to a World Series game. Her campaign was noticed by Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's "The Profit," who was looking for an ideal fan worthy of free tickets. He gave two front-row Game 3 tickets to Jim, who will take his son to Wrigley Field for the Friday night game. "My grandpa is beyond excited," said Helen. "It all just feels so unreal still." The money she raised will be donated to an organization supporting veterans.

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