EAGLE BUTTE — The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced that it has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the annual Law Rocks event in Washington D.C. The city’s legal community will hold its fourth epic battle-of-the-bands for charity at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the 9:30 Club.
All performers in Law Rocks Washington D.C. are legal professionals turned rockstars, with each band raising money for its own preferred nonprofit organization. Fundraising for CRYP is the band Splinter, which features legal professionals from Perkins Coie LLP, the AFL-CIO, and the Alliance for Green Heat.
“We’re honored that Splinter wants to join us in caring for Cheyenne River’s children,” says Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “We deeply appreciate it, because every dollar raised through Law Rocks will directly benefit our youth programming and family services.”
Splinter already has purchased a $5,000 sponsorship, an amount that goes toward its total fundraising amount. To support the band’s effort, you can either purchase tickets to attend the event or make an online donation; the bands with the most contributions get better spots in the lineup and have a better shot at winning a prize.
To purchase tickets, visit lawrocks.org/wdc#tickets. To make a donation, simply scroll through the “Tickets” section, where you’ll find “Donate to Band’s Nonprofit Pick.” When you check out, you’ll be able to select “Splinter,” ensuring that CRYP will receive your donation.
“We hope our D.C.-area friends and supporters will attend the event, so they can cheer on Splinter and CRYP,” Garreau says. “Ticket sales go toward the fundraising total. And if you can’t come, you can still share the excitement by following Splinter’s progress. Just go to lawrocks.org/wdc and click ‘Scoring,’ and you can see how they’re doing compared to the other bands!”
Law Rocks is dedicated to promoting music education for underprivileged youth and raising funds for local nonprofit organizations by combining the power of music and the generosity of the global legal community. It all began in London in 2009, when Nick Child sought a way for the legal community to give back to local communities— and have fun at the same time.
Law Rocks came to the United States in 2012 and went global a year later. As of last year, its world tour comprised 20 concerts in 15 cities around the world. It has raised $2.3 million, with more than $600,000 in 2017 alone. For more information, visit lawrocks.org.
To learn more about the Cheyenne River Youth Project and its programs, and for information about making donations and volunteering, call (605) 964- 8200 or visit www.lakotayouth.org. And, to stay up to date on the latest CRYP news and events, follow the youth project on Facebook (/LakotaYouth), Twitter (@ LakotaYouth) and Instagram (@waniyetuwowapi).