Die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and 97-year-old Jim Schlegel still has his ticket stubs from Games 6 and 7 of the 1945 World Series.
So when his granddaughter Helen Schlegel found out the Cubs were heading to the World Series for the first time in 71 years, she knew the biggest Cubs fan in her life had to be there to witness history.
Helen promptly set up a GoFundMe page to share her grandfather’s story and managed to score two tickets to Game 3.
The plan was to raise $10,000 through the GoFundMe campaign with the intention of purchasing tickets. After the campaign raised over $800 in one night it caught the eye of Marcus Lemonis of CNBC’s The Profit. Touched by the story, Lemonis tweeted his desire to take Schlegel to the game as his guest. After connecting with his granddaughter, he decided to give Jim his two front row tickets for free so that he could bring his own guest. Read more…