Cubs Fans Raised $135k on GoFundMe to Send People to the World Series

November 3, 2016, 6:13 PM UTC

Some lucky Cubs fans were able to attend the World Series after 165 different people set up campaigns on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe. In total, donations reached a whopping $135,000.

Among those who received the donations were diehard Cubs lovers Jim Mowery, 83, and his 75-year-old brother, Dave Mowery, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The two, along with Jim’s son Andrew Mowery, were able to attend Game Seven of the Series after Andrew set up a fundraising page for them just a day before the game.


After the campaign raised an impressive $3,500 in a mere 15 hours, Andrew proceeded to find tickets on StubHub. All three of them were on a flight to Cleveland the next morning, the Sun-Times reports.

This wasn’t the first time the brothers had attended a World Series game. The two went to a game at Wrigley Filed in 1945—the last time the Cubs made it to the World Series. But compared to today’s prices, a ticket in the ’40s was a tad cheaper: The brothers paid a modest $1.50 for a ticket, or about $20 today when adjusted for inflation.

The Mowery’s weren’t the only ones who were so lucky: Roger “Blue” Mhoon, a cancer patient, attended Game Three of the Series with his wife, Amanda. After a GoFundMe campaign set up for him by family and friends raised $28,000, the two were able to pay for the $5,500 tickets, first class airfare, meals, a car service, and a hotel room.