This is such a great story. Chicago Cubs fan Stefan Xidas, who has Down syndrome, raised nearly $40,000 for the Special Olympics in Illinois. So the team granted his wish and let him come and sing the national anthem at Monday night’s game. And he was amazing!
I love a happy story. And this is definitely one of those.
Stefan Xidas, who has Down Syndrome, had a dream of singing at Wrigley Field. And, on Monday, night his favorite baseball team granted his wish. In front of a crowd of 38,000 fans Xidas sang his heart out. It was a special night for him and for everyone who heard him sing.
“It’s the best moment I could ever imagine,” Stefan said before walking onto the field.
30-year-old Stefan got the opportunity to sing at the game after he raised over $37,000 for the Special Olympics in Illinois. It all started last month when his two childhood friends, Tommy Molitor and John Rosinski, helped him start a GoFundMe page to collect donations for the Special Olympics.
Stefan then wrote a letter to Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on the fundraising page.
“I’d like to make a deal with Tom Ricketts, the owner of the Chicago Cubs. If I’m able to raise $5,000 for the Special Olympics Organization, Tom Ricketts will let me sing the National Anthem at a Cubs game.”
And it worked! What a wonderful moment the Cubs gave this young man.