Ryan Baldera. (GoFundMe)
BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant where manager Ryan Baldera died from a mixture of toxic chemicals last month is holding a week-long fundraiser for his family.
WBZ-TV reports that 100 percent of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go into an education fund for Baldera's newborn son.
The fundraiser will run from Monday, December 2 to Sunday, December 8, and all proceeds from dine-in and carry-out orders will benefit the child. WBZ-TV also said items like signed sports memorabilia and game-day experiences will be auctioned off to raise more money for the Baldera family.
The 32-year-old manager died on November 7 when a worker accidentally mixed two cleaning chemicals, unwittingly creating a kind of chlorine gas that left 14 people sick.
Baldera evacuated the staff and patrons inside the restaurant, before going back inside to attempt to clean up the chemicals.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help the Baldera family, and has raised more than $135,000. In addition, donations can be sent to The Ryan Baldera Memorial Fund at Cambridge Savings Bank in Burlington.