97-Year-Old Cubs Fan Scored Free Tickets to the World Series
97-year-old Army vet Jim Schlegel lives in Chicago and survived Pearl Harbor, he's also a huge Cubs fan. Even at 97, he's never seen them win a World Series. The last time was in 1908, eleven years before he was born.
He was there the last time they played in a World Series. He went to Game 6 and Game 7 of the 1945 World Series when he was 26. So his granddaughter wanted to see if she could send him to the World Series this year too. She set up an online fundraising campaign on Sunday to raise $10,000 for two tickets.
Then Marcus Lemonis heard about it. He's the host of a reality show on CNBC called "The Profit" that helps struggling businesses. He was looking to give away a World Series ticket to someone who deserved it.
So Jim scored a ticket to tonight's game and another one for his son, now they can go together and both tickets are front row.
Meanwhile, his granddaughter's GoFundMe campaign raised over 12 grand. They're donating all of it to a charity called the Purple Heart Foundation that helps veterans.
Read more at Huffington Post.