Steve’s Dream was founded on a vision to honor my son, Steve, after he passed suddenly in 2002, at the age of 24, from pericarditis. Steve had a passion for baseball and the Chicago Cubs. We spent a lot of time attending Cubs Spring Training games and talking baseball, just like my dad and me. It brought us closer together and allowed us to focus on the game and each other. For those few hours nothing else mattered. The memories Steve and I created remain fresh in my mind and I will treasure them for the rest of my life.
When Steve passed it was important to find a way to help other fathers and sons experience the same bonding experience Steve and I shared. It was his dream to one day, have a son and take him to Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, that never happened. But what did happen was the creation of Steve’s Dream. Simply put, Steve’s Dream donates Cubs Spring Training tickets to other non-profits and the community.
I can’t think of a better way to mark the sixteenth year of Steve’s Dream than to be celebrating a Cubs World Series Championship! Seconds after the final out I thought of Steve. How I wished we could have been together to see the best Game 7 ever played.
We are privileged again this year to partner with HopeKids (www.hopekids.org) and the Miracle League of Arizona (www.mlaz.org). I know Steve would be proud and humbled with the mission of these wonderful organizations.
Last year (2016) Carrie Muskat of MLB.com did a story on Steve’s Dream. Click here to view the video and read the story.
Check out the "Photo Gallery" to see who attended the 2017 Cubs Spring Training games!!!!
Please click on "Letters to Steve" to read what people have said about Steve's Dream. Also, please visit our "Guestbook" to share your thoughts.
Cubs Spring Training tickets donated as of: 03-29-2017 1,785...and counting!