This is one of those feel good stories we need to hear in this crazy 2016.
97 year old WWII veteran, Jim Schlegel, has been a lifelong Cubs fan and was able to go to the 1945 World Series when ticket prices were $7.50 but this year the cost is seeing tickets going for $21,000 on the secondary market. This was too high for him or for most people. But CNBC host, Marcus Lemonis had tickets and was looking for the perfect baseball fan to give them to.
Lemonis got in touch with the family and offered two front-row tickets to Game Three at Wrigley Field, where Schlegel could potentially see his Cubs come close to clinching the Series for the first time since 1908.
Ahead of this, Schlegel's family had set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so he could go to the game and that fund topped out at $11,000. Since they do not need this money for the game, the family is going to donate it to the Purple Heart Fund.
Schlegel will be sitting in the front row behind home plate tonight. Watch for him. And, it may just be that he will be sitting near Pink Hat guy who is always behind home plate at Wrigley.