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Local business surprises elderly group with South Bend Cubs tickets

SOUTH BEND, Ind --- A Mishawaka company surprised a group of men at a South Bend nursing home, who held a car wash back in May to raise money to buy tickets to a South Bend Cubs game.

The Men’s Group at Cardinal Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center will be behind second base, to watch the Cubs take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels next Monday.

“Well they all have really good seats and so their going to see a great game where the cubs are going to win,” said Mike Stevens, owner of Mishawaka’s Express Employment Professionals.

A previous story done on The Men’s Group caught the eye of the company, that has partnered with the baseball team for the past five years.

“We always love to see people out in the community working hard to achieve their goals and so we wanted to see what we could do to help,” said Stevens.

“We got everything we needed,” said Phil Clark, The Men’s Club president.

Clark is set to live out his dream next Monday at the game. He’ll get to throw out the first pitch with his grandkids right by his side.

“I don’t know how far it will go, but so what,” Clark said.

That’s the same question he asked when he organized the car wash, and now, Stevens says that attitude and the hard work behind it deserves some recognition.

“If you have a dream don’t give up on it, go ahead and do what you can to achieve it,” Stevens said. “These guys worked hard and working hard paid off.”

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