BATON ROUGE – LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell will join several other celebrities in the Baton Rouge area to raise money for the Big Buddy Program at the seventh annual “Dancing for Big Buddy” competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Caldwell will put her dancing skills to the test for a great cause. Fans can purchase general admission tickets to the event for $10 at www.LSUtix.net, www.bigbuddyprogram.org or by calling (225) 388-9737. Seats at Caldwell’s official table are available for purchase by contacting the LSU Women’s Basketball Office at (225) 578-6643. All proceeds from table seating go directly to the Big Buddy Program.
In addition, fans can immediately start voting for their favorite dancer at www.bigbuddyprogram.org. Each vote costs $5 with all funds going directly to the Big Buddy Program.
“I am honored to be a part of this event to help raise funds for such a worthy cause,” said Caldwell. “I urge all LSU fans to get involved because the youth of our city deserve it. It will be a fun night and I am looking forward to the dance competition.”
“Dancing for Big Buddy” is a creative fundraising event modeled after the hit ABC television show supporting the programmatic efforts of the Big Buddy Program.
The Big Buddy Program is a local non-profit youth services agency that provides positive role models and quality learning experiences to over 1,000 disadvantaged youth weekly. For over 30 years the Big Buddy Program has provided children and youth with positive adult role models through the Big Buddy/Little Buddy mentoring programs; character education and leadership sessions; after school programs, holiday camps and summer enrichment programs; teen programs, and literacy skills.
Since her arrival in April 2011, Caldwell and the LSU women’s basketball team have been heavily involved in community service efforts, including the Big Buddy Program, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.