Kent State University fans on a road trip to see their school compete for the first time in the College World Series have Josh Cribbs to thank for making their journey possible.
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The Cleveland Browns wide receiver — a Kent alumni — paid for fans of his school’s baseball team to travel the 14 hours to Omaha, Neb., for the championship series, WEWS-TV reported.
Cribbs was on hand to see the group depart from Brooklyn, Ohio, on Friday — traveling on a bus Cribbs had chartered as part of what TMZ.com said was a $10,000 investment in getting the group to Nebraska.
Asked what caused him to invest in the fans, Cribbs said, "I was a fan just like they are now. The fans drive my motivation. I feel like without them there would be no me."
His generous offering means each fan will have to pay just $150 for transport, accommodation, food and drinks — as well as a commemorative T-shirt.
"We’re going to be 50-deep in the stands cheering for our Golden Flashes and making sure we bring home a World Series championship," Cribbs said. "We’re gonna be out there in numbers … and bringing home a winner."
Kent first takes on Arkansas in the deciding series, which begins Saturday.