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College World Series: Mississippi State fan, dad return home after Father's Day trip

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 16:43:10-04

The College World Series always seems to have some of the most special storylines in all of sports, but on this Father's Day, and earlier this week we watched a special story unfold. 

Mississippi State fan Matt Lea lives 12 hours from his father who is battling Alzheimer’s Disease. That didn't stop him from giving him the surprise of a lifetime for Father's Day. 

"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!!!," Lea said on Twitter. 

Lea's father played baseball at Mississippi State during his college years.

Lea documented the special trip on his Twitter account: 

Mississippi State sent Lea and his father out on quite a high note, winning in walk-off fashion for the third time this postseason. 

To make a contribution to the Alzheimer's fund, visit ALZ.org