CHICAGO, Il (KMOX)-Remember those five Cubs fans and the goat who came through St. Louis on their way to Chicago a couple of weeks ago? They’ll finish their walk today at Wrigley Field.
They’ll end their 2,000 mile journey that started February 25 in Mesa, Az. with a two-mile walk from the WGN-TV studios to Wrigley Field.
There, they’ll go onto the field before the Cubs play the Padres, and receive a check from the Cubs, to add to the $19,000 they’ve already raised for the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Matt Gregory says what’s impressed them most during the long walk is the overwhelming generosity of people, no matter which team they root for, “All walks of life, Cubs fans, Cardinals fans, White Sox fans. It’s bigger than baseball.”
Along with raising money for cancer research, the five are hoping the walk, with the goat named Wrigley, will crack the “curse of the billy-goat”, which some believe has kept the Cubs from winning the World Series since 1908.
Gregory says that while it has been a great journey, “We’re looking forward to not walking 25 hours a day and going back to a normal life.”
Gregory says he’ll take a lot of great memories with him, but the one that sticks out the most involves a man they met in New Mexico, “Jim in Las Cruces, making pancakes in a robe with a six-shooter on his hip”
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