Diego, one of our Kids In Need who joined the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids family in 2020, held a virtual, musical fundraiser the last week of January in 2021.The fundraiser was organized by Dave Deitke, one of Diego's teachers and a local musician. Mr. Dave organized a five-day setlist of bands to play and raise awareness for Diego's W.A.G.S. fundraiser.
Eighteen Cleveland bands played over five days, rocking out from both The Winchester Music Tavern and The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern. Small audiences were only allowed at The Winchester Music Tavern, but both venues live-streamed the event so that donors from all over could watch the bands and donate to help Diego meet his $9,000 fundraising goal.
At the end of the week, the fundraiser had helped Diego raise 80% of the funds he needs to raise for his W.A.G.S. 4 Kids service dog.
Originally aired on Fox 8 News Cleveland on Jan 21, 2021 at 08:52 AM EST
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Sixteen Northeast Ohio bands are coming together and offering a week of music to help raise funds for an 11-year-old autistic student to get his own service dog. Diego battles autism, depression, ADHD and anxiety and it's believed a service dog would literally change his world. Fox 8's Natalie Herbick spoke with Diego's music teacher who is organizing this very special fundraiser.
To learn more about the show: https://www.facebook.com/events/432411521139001/
Here's a link to the Diego fundraiser: https://www.wags4kids.org/blog/meet-diego?fbclid=IwAR0vmyyZ020KnM05fFu-_m7rXM69o7bCvUY_2bi2ZAtdunikprHKHsUuR5o