Water For Water event to provide cool fun, support a good cause - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/20/10

Water For Water event to provide cool fun, support a good cause

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Water For Water Project, a concert and fundraiser, will be held Saturday, August 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Lubbock Water Rampage, 6602 Marsha Sharp Freeway in Lubbock. Tickets to the event are $10 and may be purchased at the gate.

All of the park's water attractions will be in operation, as well as musical performances and giveaways throughout the evening. A number of local bands will play throughout the event, culminating with a performance by Christian hip-hop recording artist RyZe, who rose to national prominence with his 2007 hit "Crank That Crabtree."

While the event will provide safe summer fun for locals of all ages, it will also serve a greater purpose – other than the cost of renting the park, all proceeds will go to Sower of Seeds International, whose 777 Project provides clean drinking water to villages in India.

"The meaning comes from the fact that $7.77 can provide safe, clean water to one person for 30 years," Coby Colley, one of the event organizers, said. "The goal is to get people to commit to donating $7.77 each month. That's only about one fast food meal per month -- to literally change someone's life."

In addition to the bands and giveaways, speakers will take the stage to give firsthand accounts of the work taking place in India and around the globe.

Food will be provided by Buns Over Texas and other vendors. The group will also be selling water bottles for $1.00 and event t-shirts for $12. All proceeds from food and merchandise sales will go to support the 777 Project.

A sand volleyball tournament is also planned.

For more information about the event or to volunteer, visit http://waterforwater.blogspot.com.

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