Cubs Fan With Down Syndrome To Sing National Anthem At Wrigley Field
A Cubs fan with Down syndrome who had hoped to sing the National Anthem at Wrigley Field before a Cub game is apparently getting his shot.
Stefan Xidas created a GoFundMe with the intent of raising $5,000 for Special Olympics. The deal between Xidas and the Cubs was if he could raise the money the Cubs would let him the sing National Anthem.
Well, he hit the goal and then some. To date, Xidas has raised over $11,000 for Special Olympics. Chicago Tribune says the Cubs "will also match the donation."
The best part of the whole story is Xidas will indeed perform the National Anthem at Wrigley Field.
I wanted to thank everyone for their generous donations and support throughout my campaign to live out my dream of singing the National Anthem at a Cubs game. I’m excited to announce that because of all of you, my dream is going to come true. The Chicago Cubs have asked me to perform the National Anthem before their game this Monday, September 10th at 7:05pm vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.