Service to Community Award for Television – Large Market
Due to state budget cuts, local schools no longer had the ability to lend students musical instruments to participate in their school bands, orchestras and symphonies. To help the students and musical programs throughout the state, WDAF created a one-of-a-kind musical instrument drive to collect instruments for students. With the creation of the FOX4 Band of Angels nonprofit, this scholarship program has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and more than 2,200 instruments to students across the 60 school districts in Kansas and Missouri generating approximately $1.1 million dollars for the local community.
We have awarded over $217,000 in scholarships, sent 311 students to week-long music camps and provided more than 1,975 musical instruments to students across 60 school districts in Kansas and Missouri. The community impact is approximately $1.1 million dollars.