It is going to be a trip of a lifetime for one father/son duo from Mississippi as they make the trek to Omaha for the College World Series.
Earlier this week, Matt Lea surprised his dad Billy with an early Father's Day present, some new Mississippi State swag and tickets to the College World Series. Lea's father has battled Alzheimer's for nearly a decade and Matt wanted to make sure he could make some memories with his father while he has the chance.
The elder Lea played baseball for Mississippi State in his younger days, and Matt says they have bonded over America's pastime.
VIDEO BELOW: The Lea's are heading to Omaha and take time to thank everyone for their support.
We’re off. Thanks for all the support. I’ve had many people reach out about paying for our meals, hotel, etc. I’m very grateful for that but if you’re willing to do that, just make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s fund. I’ll try to keep this journey updated as we go. pic.twitter.com/9MdBZU4127— Matt Lea (@tigr2ndbase) June 14, 2018
BELOW: Matt surprises his dad with a trip to Omaha to see Mississippi State play in the CWS!
Surprised my dad today to tell him I’m taking him to Omaha to watch @HailStateBB play. His Alzheimer’s is setting in fast but I know he’s going to have a blast this weekend. Hail State!!! pic.twitter.com/NTtAxcxxIj— Matt Lea (@tigr2ndbase) June 14, 2018