Man Hopes To Reach Hundreds With Youth Cancer Baseball Tour


ALONG THE NEW I-225 LIGHT RAIL LINE. THAT I-225 RAIL LINE SHOULD BE OPEN FOR SERVICE SOMETIME THIS YEAR. THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON KICKED OFF TODAY. THE ROCKIES PLAY TOMORROW IN ARIZONA. BUT ONE COLORADO MAN IS TAKING ON A BIG CHALLENGE. HE IS TRYING TO VISIT ALL 30 MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPARKS. HE’S TAKING SOME CHILD CANCER PATIENTS WITH HIM. CBS4’S JEFF TODD JOINS US LIVE AT COORS FIELD. THIS IS A BIG UNDERTAKING HERE. Reporter: YEAH, TOM, IN THE PAST FEW YEARS GREG HAS GONE TO A HANDFUL OF BALLPARKS, FUNDED SOLELY OFF OF DONATIONS, AND USUALLY SPENDING MONEY OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET, BUT THIS YEAR HE GOT A BIG COMPANY TO BACK HIM, AND HE’S HOPING TO VISIT EVERY SINGLE TEAM STARTING TOMORROW IN TAMPA. SINCE 2010 WE’VE TAKEN ABOUT 500 FAMILIES/KIDS TO A MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPARK. Reporter: NOW GREG IS TRYING TO TAKE THAT MANY PEOPLE THIS YEAR ALONE. HE ALREADY HAS TICKETS IN HAND FOR MONDAY’S GAME IN TAMPA BAY. THEN WE’LL HIT MIAMI, ATLANTA, BOSTON, AND WASHINGTON, D.C. Reporter: IT’S THE FIRST OF SIX TRIPS HE PLANS TO MAKE THIS YEAR FOR HIS YOUTH CANCER BASEBALL TOUR. WE’VE GOT GROUPS OF 20 TO 30 IN EACH PARK. Reporter: FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS HE HAS RELIED ON DONATIONS. WHEN THE FAMILIES START GETTING INVOLVED IT’S LIKE A PARTNERSHIP. A LOT OF THE FAMILIES THAT WE’VE DEALT WITH IN THE PAST GO WITH US AGAIN. Reporter: THIS PAST OFF SEASON HE STARTED TO GET SOME BIG NAMES BACKING HIM, LIKE ZAPPOS AND EVEN CELEBRITY CHARITIES. BUT HE SAYS THERE’S ONLY ONE REASON TO DO WHAT HE DOES. TREVOR IS DOING WELL. Reporter: WATCHING THE KIDS GO FROM CANCER PATIENT TO CANCER SURVIVOR. THERE’S A COUPLE IN COLORADO I’M FAIRLY CLOSE W. THEN A COUPLE IN CALIFORNIA, BECAUSE WE ORIGINALLY STARTED THERE. THOSE ARE THE REALLY GOOD STORIES AND THE POSITIVE STORIES THAT KIND OF OUTWEIGH THE OTHERS. Reporter: THE YOUTH CANCER BASEBALL TOUR WILL STOP HERE AT COORS FIELD IN AUGUST IF HE CAN MAKE IT THAT LONG. HE SAYS THAT HE’S STILL SEARCHING FOR SOME MONEY. WE’VE GOT ALL THE INFORMATION

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