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.
The shortened 2022 Spring Training season has come to an end. Just like Major League Baseball, we had to move quickly with our partner non-profits to find some well deserving families.
I would like to welcome Neeley's Chronic Joy to our family of non-profits.
We were able to treat 19 families (78 tickets) to 9 games this year. I was honored to meet them all as we shared our stories with each other and enjoyed Cubs baseball.
But none of this would not have been possible without the support of a few very special people. Our good friends, Pat and Kate Canty (could not do this without your help), Peggy and the Allen family (Sloan) who graciously provides us with baseballs, hats and sometimes a hotdog of two for the kiddos, and last but certainly not the least, to debbie, who really is the wind beneath my sails. Without you, none of this is possible.
I truly am blessed in so many ways. Mike
The Journey is the Reward
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 2022 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: 04-4-2022 2,189...and counting!