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.
It’s amazing to think that 2019 will be the 18thyear of Steve’s Dream! The last 12 months have been an amazing journey. We have met so many wonderful people and families. A heartfelt “Thank You” goes to everyone who has donated to Steve’s Dream to help keep the dream alive. We are not successful without your support. To the friends who have donated their time, you humble us with your love.
Last year marked the beginning of a very special relationships with two local nonprofits that will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Campbell's Crew Caresand The Colten Cowell Foundation. We consider them our “Partners in Caring”. They are creating memories for many families by putting smiles on the faces of so many children. They also help create the most beautiful sound in the world, the laughter of children…and some adults too. We encourage you to click on their links to learn more.
In 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 2018 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: 03-24-2018 1,915...and counting!