Join CASA of Trinity Valley at the Cain Center ball fields for our annual 5K fundraiser! We'll have vendor tables, a fun run and more! Our fundraiser benefits the foster children of Henderson, Cherokee and Anderson Counties.
April 5K race benefits CASA
“All children need heroes, but abused children need superheroes,” is the unofficial mantra of the CASA Superhero 5K, set for April 14 at the Cain Center ball fields.
The 5K is the only annual event fundraiser for CASA of Trinity Valley, where those “superheroes” come in the form of community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Volunteers from CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, served 808 children in Anderson, Cherokee and Henderson counties in 2017.
“Child abuse is something that everyone is aware of on a general level,” Executive Director Emily Heglund said, “but it’s probably not something people think about every day. We hold our annual 5K in April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, to raise awareness about the need for advocates for these children – none of whom asked to be pulled into foster care.”
Early registration for the CASA Superhero 5K is currently available online at: https://runsignup.com/.
On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Cain Center ball fields off Robbins Road in Athens.
The 5K run, with chip timing provided by Race Chip Timing of Frisco, kicks off promptly at 8 a.m., with an adult 1K walk following at 8:10 a.m.; a short “kids dash” for younger children will be held at 7:50 a.m., before the 5K begins. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to take part in all the festivities.
An awards ceremony will follow the races. Also featured will be a balloon release honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 2-8). Awards will be given in several age categories, and overall male and female winners will be announced. Registration fees for the 5K and 1K events are $25 each for adults and $15 each for children 12 and younger. Proceeds from the race will directly benefit CASA of Trinity Valley, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, call Angela Hinojosa at (903) 675-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.