On March 23, 2019, NAMI Billings received a call from Kevin Compton of “Rock to the Rescue”, the charitable organization of legendary rock band, Styx, asking if we’d like to help sell raffle tickets at their “An Evening With Styx” concert that night at Metrapark. Needless to say, several of us jumped into action. Styx supports local non-profits in the communities in which they perform by raffling off a signed guitar to their concert-goers, and giving a portion of raffle proceeds to a local non-profit that volunteers to run their raffle table. NAMI Billings was honored to have been chosen! Thank you, Kevin Compton and Rock to the Rescue. Because of you, we raised $925.00 to further our mission to education, support and advocate for those affected by mental illness right here in Yellowstone County!!!
Kevin Compton of Styx’s “Rock to the Rescue” charitable organization, with NAMI Billings volunteers Carr, Rick, Sheryl, Clayton, Terry, and the beautiful signed guitar by the Styx band members. What an awesome experience!
NAMI Billings president, Sheryl, on stage at the recent Styx concert here in Billings. Never did she expect to have this experience, and she sure enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and represent NAMI Billings.
NAMI Billings volunteers Terry and Sheryl posing with a VERY happy Styx guitar raffle winner!
“Rock to the Rescue” the charitable arm of Styx, was formed in 2001 by Styx and REO Speedwagon in an effort to provide support for families of 9/11 victims. Having seen the success with this outreach, in 2012 they went on to engage in charitable giving within every community they performed. NAMI Billings was honored to have shared in their mission!
“All this time our main goal has been to engage people and lift their spirits through our music, but now we realize that we can also come together and engage them in doing good for their communities and for the world. It’s the same kind of inertia that happens with music; it all starts with an idea, and that idea grows into something that has the power to inspire change. …”
— Tommy Shaw on Rock to the Rescue