Sunday car show to help 2-year-old in need of multiple surgeries


At age 2, Jackson Diaz has undergone four surgeries to date. By the time he is 20 he is likely to have undergone as many as 30, according to his mother, Melanie Diaz.

To help lighten the financial burden that comes from these expensive surgeries and the travel expenses from seeing out-of-town specialists, the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will donate a portion of the proceeds from its “Cars in the Park” event Sunday to the Diaz family.

“Cars in the Park”, the MVOCC’s 36th annual car show and flea market, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Boardman Park.

The event will feature live music from Band of Brotherz, a DJ, door prizes, an auction, a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and the main event — displaying and judging 28 classes of old cars. Richard Posivak, one of the founding members of the club said he expects some 300 cars at the event, including a group of 35 cars coming from Toledo.

Jackson is just one of many beneficiaries of the MVOCC, which hosts three benefits a year to raise money for children in need, as well as hosting a weekly “Cruise Nite” to benefit Hospice of the Valley.

Read more about the club and the recipients of its benefits in Thursday's Vindicator or on

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