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CASA COOKOFF

CASA 5K

"Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect. For many

abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives."

-Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA

CASA COOKOFF & CASA 5K

SPRING FUNDRAISER - CASA COOKOFF

SPRING FUNDRAISER - CASA COOKOFF

Gamma Psi's spring fundraiser is CASA COOKOFF! CASA COOKOFF is a tailgate competition between the fraternities in the TCU Commons. Attendees have the opportunity to vote for their favorite team, while taste testing a variety of burgers. Of course, this event is followed by a TCU Baseball game! 2018 was Gamma Psi's first year holding this fundraiser and the chapter raised over $20,000!

FALL FUNDRAISER - CASA 5K

Each year the Gamma Psi Chapter of KAO holds a 5k Run in honor of Tracy Clark, a previous Gamma Psi alumni. The proceeds of the 5k are given to the Tarrant County CASA organization. 



In 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity adopted National CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, as the fraternities official philanthropy. CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the court system. Advocates provide valuable information to the judges as to what is best for the child and also help expedite the legal process so these children will still have a chance at childhood.



The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation plays a critical role in this partnership. Through generous donations from members, the Foundation supports National CASA with a sixty thousand dollar biennial grant to underwrite their toll-free phone number, educational materials and displays for volunteers, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year program.

 

To date, the Foundation has donated over seven hundred sixty-nine thousand dollars to CASA. Gifts from generous individuals, college chapters, and alumnae chapters enable the Foundation to support this worthwhile cause.



-The CASA program consists of 930 local programs and 46 state organizations. In 2002, 70,130 CASA volunteers served an estimated 279,160 children.



-CASA programs can help a displaced child find the security needed to grow and reach full potential. It's been shown that:


-Children who have been assigned CASA volunteers tend to spend less time in court and less time in foster care than those who do not have CASA representation.

-CASA advocated children have better chances of finding permanent homes.

-The TCU chapter hosts an annual 5k Run in the Fort Worth area.

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