CLEVELAND -- On Tuesday, we passed along the story of Jim Schlegal and an effort to get him back to the World Series in Wrigley Field. He's a World War II veteran -- in fact, he survived the attack on Pearl Harbor -- who happens to still have his ticket stubs from the 1945 World Series. Yes, the last time his beloved Cubs were in the Fall Classic.
Now that the Cubs are back in the World Series for the first time since then, Schlegal's granddaugther set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds necessary to get him a ticket.
As it turns out, none of those funds were needed for a ticket. CNBC host Marcus Lemonis has given Schlegal two tickets. So Schlegal will get to see another World Series in Wrigley Field, 71 years after he saw his first one.
Not only that, but now the family will donate all funds to the Purple Heart Foundation and that total is over $12,000 at this point.
It's so great to see people come together like this, no? Good job, all involved.