Back in 1945, Jim Schlegel saw the Cubs play in the World Series just after he returned home from the war. For a bit of perspective, when Schlegel watched the game, you could purchase a gallon of gas for 15 cents, buy a new car for $1,020, and a new home for $4,600. When he realized that the cost of a ticket to see the Cubs play in the World Series in 2016 was $10,000, he couldn’t believe it. He wanted to go, but there was no way he could come up with that amount on his own.
But his granddaughter wasn’t about to give up. She set up a GoFundMe account, explaining her WWII veteran grandpa’s desire to re-live his youth and see the Cubs play.
In only one day, a bunch of strangers raised the entire amount…Schlegel was going to see them play!
But at the same time, Marcus Lemonis, the host of CNBC’s ‘The Profit’ was searching for a Cubs fan to send to the World Series. Due to all of the chatter surrounding Schlegel’s GoFundMe plea, Lemonis chose the man and purchased two front-row tickets for the veteran and one guest!
Schlegel has chosen to bring his son to the historic game and is donating the money raised by the kind strangers to the Purple Heart Foundation in order to help his fellow veterans!
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