Beaverton, February 27th, 2016. CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia Counties hosted the 4th Annual CASA Bowl-a thon. Recruitment manager, Susan King, held the golden pin and brought her friends for the fun. The Bowl-a-thon event took place during two half-day sessions, at Sunset Lanes in Beaverton and AMF Pro 300 Lanes in Southeast Portland, and raised $56,324 to support CASA’s mission to advocate for the rights, safety, and well-being of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the courts.

Ambaassador Board Member, Ashley Churchill won one of many raffle prizes.

Ambaassador Board Member, Ashley Churchill, won one of many raffle prizes.

CASA’s Ambassador Board, featuring 21 young professionals representing Oregon’s top business and corporate interests, organized and ran the event. Along with Ambassador Board members, bowlers consisted of CASA’s Board of Directors, members of the child welfare community, CASA volunteers, foster families and children represented by CASA.

Throughout the day, bowlers were able to enjoy food and drink, raffle prizes and several lanes of bowling thanks to generous corporate sponsors and friends of CASA.

From CASA:

All proceeds raised from the Bowl-a-thon directly impact our ability to serve more children with a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). A CASA passionately and tirelessly works to guide a child through the trauma of the court system. CASAs are trained to work with judges, social workers, teachers, foster parents, and family members to ensure that the safety and well-being of the child is front and center.

Currently CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, and Columbia counties is responsible for serving one-third of the children in Oregon’s foster care system. The annual cost to support one child with one CASA is $1,745. This year, CASA for Children will support 480 CASA volunteers who will serve 1,060 children, with the ultimate goal of finding them a permanent home quickly, safely, and effectively.

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a CASA volunteer or upcoming orientation dates, please contact CASA Recruitment Manager, Susan King, at [email protected] or (503) 988-6528.