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My Letter to Tom Ricketts

$20,130 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 257 people in 2 months

My name is Stefan Xidas. I'm 30 years old and have Down syndrome. A dream of mine has been to sing the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs game.

I'd like to make a deal with Tom Ricketts, the owner of the Chicago Cubs. If I'm able to raise $5,000 for the Special Olympics Organization, Tom Ricketts will let me sing the National Anthem at a Cubs game. 

If Tom isn't able to make this happen, I will still be donating the money to the Special Olympics. This is an organization that is helping so many people like myself. I really love and appreciate the work that they do.

Thank you and go Cubs!

Sincerely, 
Stefan Xidas

Did you know that Special Olympics is Illinois' largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities? And today, when you donate to Special Olympics International, you'll contribute the equipment, attire, and health supplies that can help transform an athlete's life — both in Illinois and around the world.

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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.

This is such an incredible moment for me. Thank you to everyone who has helped raise this money and made my dream come true!

Love, Stefan
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$20,130 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 257 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Special Olympics Illinois (So Ill)
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