3rd Annual CLE “Have A Heart” Charity Date Raffle Presented By Harry Buffalo: Find a Date, Change a Life

Charity Date Raffle at Barley House to Benefit W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Providing Service Dogs to Local Children with Disabilities

CLEVELAND, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 3rd Annual “CLE Have A Heart Charity Date Raffle” has gone co-ed! The event, which benefits local charity Working Animals Giving Service for Kids (W.A.G.S. 4 Kids), will feature both bachelorettes and bachelors for the first time in its signature Date Raffle at the Barley House in downtown Cleveland from 6:30pm to 10:00pm on June 25th, 2015.

CLE Have A Heart is an annual charity event benefitting W.A.G.S. 4 Kids (2015 Readers’ Choice Cleveland Scene Best Charity). Singles and couples alike are invited to attend this signature Cleveland event for the opportunity to have a great time for an even better cause. The Date Raffle will feature the Heart of Rock N’ Roll’s most eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes raffling off their unique date packages, while the Silent Raffle will feature over 100 amazing gift package items. Early Bird tickets are on sale now for only $30 and will get you access to an open bar, heavy appetizers, entertainment by DJ G and more.

Featured Singles Include:

  • Aldo Narcisi (FOX Sportstime Ohio & Cleveland Indians)
  • Brandon Smith (Co-Founder, NOOMA)
  • Mike Polk Jr. (Comedian)
  • Scott Simon (THRIVE Cleveland)

Carley McCord (Q104’s Morning Show) and Steve Guy (2014 CLE Have A Heart Bachelor, Author “Memoirs of A Wingman”, Host of CleSound.Com’s “This Awesome Wrestling Show”) will be back, entertaining as hosts this year. Special Guests include Learn 2 Love Me hosting their “adult” prize wheel, a tasting by Cleveland Whiskey and Shaker Photo Studios on site to capture your red carpet entrance.

In partnership with Barley House, PPG, TownHall, HotCards.com, New 102.1, Q104, ESPN Cleveland, CoolCleveland.com, Cleveland Whiskey, Learn 2 Love Me, Shaker Photo Studios and other partners, the event gives singles the chance to meet, mingle and have fun while making a difference in the lives of local children with disabilities and their families. So what do you have to lose? Make A Date To Change A Life. You might just change yours in the process.

About Harry Buffalo
Harry Buffalo and CMG Management Co. are committed to partnering with neighborhood charities to help those in need. A tradition started by local leaders Bobby George and Corey May, community fundraising events are important to each restaurant by giving back to their community by serving families delicious, GMO-free food and donating proceeds to local charities and events. Last year, more than $10,000 was donated to local charities through the company’s Community Fundraiser program.

About W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is YOUR 2015 Cleveland Scene Readers’ Choice Best Charity organization that empowers local children with disabilities by providing mobility service and autism service dogs to meet the specific needs of children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio, utilizing their Award-Winning ODRC Accredited Cell Dog Training Program. Service dogs are custom trained to provide therapeutic, emotional and physical support for children with disabilities and their families. W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is focused on spotlighting the abilities of children with disabilities and works year-round to provide “typical” kids the opportunity to do whatever they love toward the betterment of a classmate facing everyday challenges through their Kids Who Can! Youth Empowerment program. To learn more, visit www.wags4kids.org.

For more information you may call 216-586-5853 or email Sera@wags4kids.com. Tickets are available now at www.clevelandhaveaheart.org

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When William entered the world, we could not have envisioned the odyssey ahead of us.  William was a healthy, breathtakingly beautiful newborn, with perfect health.  He began to meet his milestones in his first year of life.  However, William did not begin to walk independently around 12 months, nor at 15 months, nor at 17 months. At 22 months, an MRI revealed abnormal myelin and an undeveloped part of his cerebellum.  Thus, began the journey to determine a diagnosis.

The journey lasted for 11 ½ years until whole exome genetic testing revealed a rare genetic mutation in the TUBB4A gene.  Unfortunately, little is known about this disorder and the first medical publication appeared recently in May 2013.  Although William was a functional toddler, he gradually lost his ability to sit independently, crawl, or use his fingers and hands. He developed severe Dystonia which causes him to be unable to keep his head straight and level. William also lost his ability to speak.  He is now in a wheel chair and requires assistance for all of his care.

Despite these challenges, William always has a smile on his face and a happy disposition.  His smile literally lights up the room and is contagious.  His courage, positive outlook, and playful sense of humor inspire those who are with him.  Unfortunately, being a disabled child is a very isolating experience.  Outside of school, William does not have an active social life and much of his daily life involves adults rather than kids his age.

William has always loved animals and he has wanted a dog for many years.  He loves to pet the dogs in the neighborhood and was thrilled when he visited a dog breeder with a new litter of puppies.  As we strive to make his dream a reality, he smiles from ear to ear whenever we talk about having a service dog.  We know that having a service dog is going to change William’s life.  William and his family cannot begin to express their gratitude for your financial support.


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