Friday, October 29, 2010

SBU to Host Benefit Concert for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

SBU to Host Benefit Concert for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University invites the public to a benefit concert featuring the band Big Smith at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, in Pike Auditorium

SBU’s Director of University Ministries Kurt Caddy was able to take two teams to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year.  Caddy said, “It was an amazing experience that still impacts my life.  Pine Ridge is the poorest county in the United States.  The Lakota people have so many needs. Due to the 80% unemployment rate and an average annual income of under $6000 it is nearly impossible to provide a Christmas for a family. This concert will be great family event of music and friendship.” 

“Due to the generosity of Big Smith and the other musicians participating,” Caddy said, “all proceeds from the concert will go to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help provide a Christmas celebration for their children.”


Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. Since 1878, the faculty and staff have created a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. The University has been named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for 14 consecutive years, one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 15 consecutive years, and it has been named among institutions with America’s Best College Scholarships ® for the past four years by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. For more information, visit

SBU’s Office of Marketing & Communications is available to news media 24/7 at 417-399-7918.