NIU’s chapter of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) will host its annual Rock Forward benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Fatty’s Pub and Grille.
This commemorative celebration consists of prizes and raffles, including the chance to receive and all-expense paid trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico. The night also features a live performance by cover band Mike and Joe, a bags tournament and raffles including items donated by local businesses.
Money raised will benefit The February 14th Fund for the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship.
“With a record amount of donors, great raffle items and Mike and Joe on stage, this will be a great event where the community can gather to celebrate the lives lost during the (Feb. 14, 2008) shooting,” said Wes Richter, former president of PRSSA.
Tickets, T-shirts and drink special cups can be purchased at the door during the night of the event. Anyone younger than 21 is allowed in Fatty’s until 10 p.m.
NIU PRSSA is an organization for students interested the public relations field. Member of the NIU chapter focus on expanding education, broadening their networks and launching their careers in public relations.