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Everybody Has A Story™ teams up with the South Bend Education Foundation and South Bend Community Sc


August 24, 2016


Steve Sult

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Debbie Schrager

Michiana musicians and storytellers will present concert to support teachers at a benefit concert

South Bend, Indiana --- Everybody Has A Story™ ( announced today that it will team up with the South Bend Education Foundation and the South Bend Community School Corporation to bring its 3rd Annual music and variety show on Saturday, October, 8, 2016 at the Century Center in South Bend, IN. Tickets are now on sale to the public (

“The South Bend Education Foundation is pleased to partner with Everybody Has A Story for the first time,” said South Bend Education Foundation Director Susan Warner. “Since 2014, Everybody Has A Story has provided support for 3 Michiana not-for-profits to large numbers of concert goers in South Bend.”

“We are honored to be working with the school system, with this year’s event marking a major milestone in the powerfully impactful campaign for Madison Primary Center for a genuinely good cause for the Michiana area,” said Steve Sult, director of marketing and advertising for Everybody Has A Story (EHAS,

LLC). “We entertained large numbers of fans at two venues in Michiana over the past 2 years and this advocacy of reaching citizens with wholesome, inspiring messages about community and education from musicians, local businesses and civic leaders in the area. We all are in awe of what Madison Primary Center has done and continues to do for our young people in the community.”

"The turnaround from a failing school to a successful program is a complicated and gradual process to bring real change, said Madison Primary Center’s Principal Deb Martin. ”Proceeds from the concert this year will provide financial support for the teachers at Madison who personally spend upwards of 100-200 dollars out of pocket each per year for necessary teaching tools (

“The school now features the STEAM curriculum,” said Martin. “The curriculum served as a big factor in Madison’s turnaround.” And she points to the hard work of staff, who have responded to the high level of emotional needs of students.

Only a few years ago this school was on the brink of failure but it has made an amazing turn around,” explains Martin. "Through innovation, commitment, and just plain hard work Madison is now on the verge of achieving an academic standard reached by only 2 other schools in all of Indiana”, Martin said.

“Music has an incredible power to bring people together,” said Everybody Has A Story’s Executive Director Curt Heckaman. “An Evening With Curtis Lord & Friends is an evening that illustrates the diversity and strength of the Michiana area and provides a chance for us to honor the teachers who inspired each of us from our past and pay it forward.”

Tickets for Everybody Has A Story presents An Evening With Curtis Lord & Friends 2016 are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $30.00 for a single seat to $250.00 for a table of ten and are available for purchase at (

For event updates, follow Everybody Has A Story on Twitter ( and on Facebook (, and visit

Sponsors of Everybody Has A Story’s, An Evening With Curtis Lord & Friends 2016 include Daman Products Company, The Tire Rack, Wings Etc. Everybody Has A Story welcomes the participation of the Michiana business community and offers corporate sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact Shari Coleman-Herman at

Everybody Has A Story's mission is to identify not-for-profits that are making a difference in the Michiana community. Everybody Has A Story board members CR Heckaman, Steve Sult and Shari Coleman Herman host the annual benefit concert to raise funds for support and raise awareness of organizations doing great work and to inspire the community. Since 2014, Everybody Has A Story, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year has raised money to support programs that will help the overall community thrive.

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