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Nats Fan Honors Late Father by Giving Season Tickets Away on Craigslist

by Chris Lingebach
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Richard Lucas Wilson, 68 (via Craigslist link).

Richard Lucas Wilson, 68 (via Craigslist link).

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – One Nats’ season-ticket holder has chosen to honor his late father’s generosity by paying it forward, offering up his remaining tickets for free on Craigslist.

“My dad and I bought season tickets this year for the Nationals, Section 310, Row B, Seats 19 and 20. We were lucky enough to make it to the first two innings of opening day this year. However, after a year-long battle with cancer, he passed away in June,” said the son of Richard Lucas Wilson, who passed away at the age of 68 on June 8.

Wilson was described as a public servant and veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves in his obituary, as well as a longtime employee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he spent over 25 years working.

He’d met everyone from Richard Nixon to Queen Elizabeth while on The Hill, and enjoyed his time off it soaking in American culture –- things like “muscle cars, warm apple pie (with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream) and especially baseball.”

And Wilson was an “extremely generous man, often giving his money, time and advice to anyone and everyone for whom he cared,” according to the obit.

“He was an amazing man, and probably the most generous person on Earth,” said his son, who did not identify himself in the listing. “In honor of him and his endless generosity to others, I’m going to be giving away the rest of the season’s home Nationals tickets to friends, family, and nice strangers on Craigslist.”

He only asks one thing of fans attempting to scoop the tickets: that they enjoy the game, and make sure the seats don’t go to waste.

As of Sunday morning, all of the tickets had been taken. The Craigslist ad was updated to say, “So sorry everyone, all of the tickets have been given out. Thank you all for your kind words.”

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