Cheyenne River Youth Project chosen as beneficiary for "Law Rocks Washington DC"

Vincent Schilling

Law Rocks is dedicated to promoting music education for underprivileged youth and raising funds for local nonprofit orgs

News Release

Cheyenne River Youth Project

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Aug. 17, 2018) 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 citys 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.

Were honored that Splinter wants to join us in caring for Cheyenne Rivers children, says Julie Garreau, CRYPs 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 bands 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 To make a donation, simply scroll through the Tickets section, where youll find Donate to Band's Nonprofit Pick. When you check out, youll 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 cant come, you can still share the excitement by following Splinters progress. Just go to and click Scoring, and you can see how theyre 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 communitiesand 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

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 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).

The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.


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