StubHub Helps make World Series Dreams Come True
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Getting a ticket to the World Series is no easy task. When the Royals last played in the Fall Classic in 1985, you had to know someone or be a season ticket holder to have a chance at getting into the game.
Now with StubHub, anyone with the means has the ability to buy tickets to any major event. That’s where Noah Wilson’s World Series journey begins.
Noah isn’t your ordinary six-year-old. Despite battling a rare form of cancer in his spine, Noah was featured in People Magazine for his effort to replace regular bandages with superhero bandages for all the kids at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
While Noah was busy working to help out other kids - one bandage at a time, neighbor Ryan Zimmerman wanted to try and do something for Noah, a big-time Royals fan. Prior to the start of the World Series, Zimmerman opened up a gofundme page asking for donations to help Noah and his family buy tickets to game 2 of the World Series.
As donations began to pour in, StubHub took notice, and reached out to the Wilson family, offering 6 tickets to Tuesday’s Giants-Royals game in Kansas City. Thanks to more than $10,000 in donations, the family was able to pay it forward, picking up an additional 16 tickets on StubHub so that other families struggling with cancer could go to the World Series. The Royals also did their part to cap off this amazing story, beating the Giants 7-2.
Noah’s story has caught the attention of Major League Baseball, and the Wilson family was able to meet former Yankees Manager Joe Torre, now an executive vice president for MLB. And with the series moving back to Kansas City for Game 6, Noah will once again be at Kaufmann Stadium, looking to cheer on the Royals to another victory.