PlayWithEric for Mental Health Resources

Eric Domanico was a vibrant son and talented young artist whose career in music was full of promise. Through his music, he selflessly dedicated his life to enriching others and the world around him. Unfortunately, while Eric was caring for others, he was also quietly struggling with his mental health. On July 11th, 2020, Eric lost this battle.
 
Eric is and was not alone. Far too many young artists struggle with their mental health. 
 
In December of 2020, during the Pandemic, Musicians around the world collaborated to share a special tribute to Eric.  The Eric Domanico Foundation commissioned David Biedenbender to compose a piece of music that interacts with a recording of Eric’s quartet performing an arrangement of Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)”. 40 saxophonists came together from around the world to celebrate Eric’s life and legacy and to play alongside him in a virtual saxophone choir. You can watch the initial launch of the foundation and first #PlaywithEric video here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlQWjlYJaBA
 
The project was such a success in raising awareness for the mental health of young artists and musicians, that we decided to expand it to include hundreds of musicians, artists, and friends around the world to join the #PlayWithEric 2022 initiative. 

You can watch the 2020 video on the Eric Domanico foundation's website https://PlayWithEric.com

We expect this movement to grow a thousand strong to continue providing inspiration and hope. 
 
The Eric Domanico Foundation was created to raise awareness and fund scholarships for aspiring artists and musicians to cultivate their talents. 
 
During this giving season and with your support,  we can provide annual scholarships and continue the #PlayWithEric initiative to support young artists like Eric and make mental health a priority, and create change. 
 
The Eric Domanico Foundation (TEDF) is a nonprofit charity organization with IRS Tax Exempt dedicated to supporting young artists with the resources they need to cultivate their talents. To learn more about TEDF, please go to our website at https://PlayWithEric.com and follow us on Facebook/Instagram (@ericdomanicofoundation), Subscribe to YouTube, and Twitter (@ericdomanicofnd).
 
If you would prefer to mail a check in lieu of an online GoFundMe donation, you can make a check payable to The Eric Domanico Foundation and mailed directly to P.O. Box 274, South Lyon, MI 48178 or  Venmo @playwitheric. 

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The Eric Domanico Foundation 
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South Lyon, MI