August 10, 2019 @ 7:00AM — 11:00AM
East Texas CASA will again be hosting a Superhero 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at the Longview Mall! The funds from this event will help us provide CASA volunteers for children in Rusk, Upshur and Gregg Counties that have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. Please dress in your favorite Superhero attire and join us for a morning of running and family fun to help these children. We dare you to move, get involved, make an impact, and help change your community for the better. Chip timing will be used and awards will be given in each age category and costume contest.
This August, we need all our local superheroes to assemble together to fight child abuse & neglect at the 2019 CASA Superhero Run! This annual 5k & 1-mile walk/run helps nearly 400 children across Gregg, Rusk & Upshur Counties. East Texas CASA advocates for the abused and neglected children of Gregg, Rusk & Upshur Counties by providing a voice for each child in the court system.Our volunteers work diligently to ensure the safety of each child we serve.In Fiscal Year 2018, there were over 783 abused and neglected children removed from their homes and placed in DFPS custody in our service area.While East Texas CASA served over 467 children in our community by training volunteer advocates to be the voice for these children, we were not able to serve every child in these counties.It costs approximately $1,425 to serve each child and East Texas CASA is committed to providing a voice for every child in our community.
We are activating the Bat Signal and calling on all of our superhero sponsors to support this incredible event and our community’s children.Please review the sponsorship levels on the next page and select the one that fits you best. By sponsoring the CASA Superhero Run, you are helping change children’s lives. You are helping CASA Advocates find relatives for children who thought they were alone, helping keep brothers and sisters together, and helping toddlers find somewhere they can safely and lovingly call “HOME.” You are playing a part in giving kids in our own community a chance to really live life. And of course, there are promotional benefits for you as well. Please take a minute to read through the attached materials and decide at what level of sponsorship you would like to participate—how many children you would like to help. A $2500.00 sponsorship will make a lifetime difference for children in our county.
To support the work of East Texas CASA while raising awareness about child abuse prevention, please join the fight by sponsoring a morning of running and family fun to help the children.Each dollar raised makes a difference and we dare you to move, get involved, make an impact and help change your community for the better!