Lifelong Cubs fan achieves dream of throwing ceremonial first pitch

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ELKHART, Ind. -- “Well I grew up in the neighborhood with all boys, so I had to learn how to play baseball, and I grew up left handed but they did not have a mit for me so I had to learn to throw right,” says Linda Squibb.  

For Linda, baseball has always been a part of her life. Growing up with a glove in hand, she continued to keep the sport in her life even coaching her daughter’s softball team as a child. Then, joining her own softball team through her job at Elkhart General Hospital.

“I was catching then I did not pitch, but then I gravitated toward golf.”

But now many years later and Linda is back on the field! She threw the ceremonial first pitch at the South Bend Cubs game. It was a part of Brentwood’s “Living the Dream” program.

“It was so much fun, I just not could not believe that John and Megan put it all together, and the cubs put it together, it was really neat.”

Every 3 months, a resident is selected to pick a ‘dream.’ it was easy for this baseball fanatic to choose to once again take the mound! Don’t worry she was able to warm up too before the big moment!

While Linda lived her dream on a Sunday ball game, sports will always be in her life. They are her reminder to keep going, no matter what.

Learn further information about Brentwood here. 


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