ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local shoe company hosted an event Saturday. The car show and concert helped raise money for kids with dwarfism.

Duke City Heat hosted the Little Big Man’s Benefit Car Show and Concert to help provide funding for the “Help Me Grow” organization. The show had low riders, classic cars, food trucks, a bass competition, and live performances. 

“Personally, to me, it feels amazing. I feel Albuquerque is standing up for a great cause,” said Sonny Roberts, who is the owner of Duke City Heat and the organizer of today’s event.  

The Help Me Grow organization is relatively new and aims to provide funds for medical expenses and supplies like wheelchairs or modifications like foot pedal extenders for cars.

The organization helps kids like 12-year-old Marcos Olivas Jr. He has cartilage-hair hypoplasia. and has had many surgeries, including a bone marrow transplant and several knee operations.  

“It makes me feel happy, so kids don’t have trouble getting up high, climbing, driving a car. It makes me happy knowing there is people out there that are willing to help,” said Olivas Jr.  

The fundraiser took place Saturday, March 24, at 2020 Menaul from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event organizers said they plan to hold more benefits like this in the future.