As a Chicago Cubs fan and collector, Stew McVicar knows a little something about hope.
It’s something he maintains as a life-long fan of the team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908. It’s also something he provides for those who deserve it most.
McVicar has turned his basement into an impressive shrine, with game-worn and game-used memorabilia, autographs and other items displayed behind glass cases. While collecting is a passion for him, he uses the basement, nicknamed Club 400, into a home for unique fundraisers.
Publicity efforts turned one of those fundraisers into a $30,000 donation for a friend, Nick Sheridan, who needed prosthetic limbs after losing parts of both legs and both arms to bacterial meningitis.
Later, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins came to regale party-goers with tales of his days playing at Wrigley Field. The event raised funds for 11 charities Jenkins is involved with.
Check out the great video from the Arlington Daily-Herald below. If you can’t see it, click here.