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CASA Launches “I am for the child” Campaign to Raise Funds to Support More Children in 2017—January 2017

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Our 2017 goals include raising $50,000 by May 2017 to recruit, train, and supervise additional volunteers and raise awareness of CASA of Peoria County’s mission and purpose. When we meet that goal, we’ll be able to serve an additional 41 abused and neglected children in Peoria County. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County to Host Human Foosball Tournament on April 8, 2017

The 2nd Annual Human Foosball Tournament hosted by CASA of Peoria County has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Junction City in Peoria during National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Teams of six players will compete in this double-elimination tournament with registration at 8 a.m. and games starting at 9 a.m.. Staggered play times will be emailed to team captains with the number of teams being limited to no more than fifty. Cost per team is $150 with net proceeds benefitting CASA of Peoria County. Registration for teams is open now at: CASAhumanfoosball.org (View full press release)

 

CASA Caballos Ultimate Tailgate Party Held at Weaver Farm Polo Match on Aug. 20 to Benefit CASA of Peoria County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County will be the beneficiaries of the inaugural CASA Caballos Ultimate Tailgate Party at Weaver Angus Farm to be held on Saturday, August 20. Tied to the match between Peoria and Madison, Wisconsin polo clubs, gates will open at 12 p.m., with the polo match starting at 4:30 p.m. Families and friends are asked to bring their vehicles and jazzed-up picnic baskets to compete in Tailgate Contests for Best Appetizer, Dessert and Overall Spread. An additional prize will be given out for the Ultimate Tailgate (themed 12 x 20 ft. space), as well as the Ultimate Polo Shot and Golden Cork Raffle held during the traditional halftime stomping of the divots. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Holds Informational Meeting for Those Interested in Becoming a CASA Volunteer—June 20, 2016

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting held by CASA of Peoria County from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Two25 in The Mark Twain Hotel, 225 NE Adams Street. Light snacks will be provided. For people interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please note that the next training class will be a day-time session held from July 18 - July 29, 2016. Our training location is at the Peoria County Courthouse on the 4th floor. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Holds Informational Meeting for Those Interested in Becoming a CASA Volunteer—March 14, 2016

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting held by CASA of Peoria County from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Monday, March 14, 2016 at Two25 in The Mark Twain Hotel, 225 NE Adams Street. Light snacks will be provided. For people interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please note that the next training class will be held from April 9 - April 18, 2016. Our training location is at the facilities of Advanced Medical Transport. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Two25—July 30, 2015

CASA of Peoria County volunteers, supporters, stakeholders, and the interested general public are invited to a 10th Anniversary Celebration, 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Two25 in the Mark Twain Hotel, 225 NE Adams Street in downtown Peoria. Light hors d'oeuvres and cake will be provided. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Holds Informational Meeting for Those Interested in Becoming a CASA Volunteer

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting held by CASA of Peoria County from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Two25 in The Mark Twain Hotel, 225 NE Adams Street. Light snacks will be provided. For people interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please note that the next training class will be held from June13-23, 2015. (View full press release)

 

CASA Receives National Certification Recognizing the Quality of Its Work for Abused and Neglected Children—November 18, 2014

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County has been awarded certification by the National CASA Association. This certification recognizes that CASA of Peoria County is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy. (View full press release)

 

CASA Announces Winners of the 9th Annual “CASAblanca-Dancing with the Local Stars.”

—November 3, 2014

CASAblanca 2014 was a fun-filled evening of entertainment to raise awareness of our organization and is our primary fundraiser for the year. The evening featured local “Celebrities” dancing with Dance Specialists from Central Illinois. Local “Celebrity" judges rated a score and the audience voted to determine the winner. Winners of the “2014 Critics' Choice Award” went to: JR Runkel, Fortner Insurance Agency, Inc., with Dance Instructor, Ellen Cook from Ms. Laura's School of Dance LTD. Winners of the“2014 People’s Choice Award” (Pre-event voting) went to: Elizabeth Khazzam of Elizabeth Khazzam Design, with Dance Instructor, Ed Caballero, Independent Dance Instructor. (View full press release)

 

CASA Announces 9th Annual ”CASAblanca—Dancing with the local stars”—October 8, 2014

Who will be voted the best celebrity dancer in the Peoria Area? Find out on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 6:00PM at the Par-a-Dice Hotel and Casino Ballroom when CASA of Peoria County presents its largest fundraiser, the 9th Annual, “CASAblanca – Dancing with the Local Stars.” Tickets may be purchased for $200 per person or $1500 for a table of ten by calling the CASA of Peoria County office at 309-669-2939 or purchase online at www.casapeoria.org/events - (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Holds Spring Training Recruitment Informational Meetings

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CASA of Peoria County Announces January Training Schedule—January 2013

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CASA of Peoria County Holds Fall Training Recruitment Informational Meetings

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CASA of Peoria County Announces Fall Training Schedule—July 2012

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CASA of Peoria County Announces Winter Training Schedule—December 28, 2011

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CASA Named New Member Agency of Heart of Illinois United Way—November 21, 2011

The Heart of Illinois United Way has accepted CASA of Peoria County as a new member agency. The Heart of Illinois United Way supports local programs and services that address critical health and human care needs in our community – helping more than 1,100 people every day throughout Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam counties. CASA of Peoria County is a strong and growing organization that provides a much needed service to our community, and an organization that HOIUW can be proud of as a member agency. (View full press release)

 

CASA to Host Nine Hole, Par 3 Challenge & $1 Million Hole-in-One Shootout at Country Club of Peoria—October 6, 2011

The top ten foursomes will select a team member to participate in the “final shoot out” for the $1 million contest. Finalists will take one shot each at sinking a hole-in-one. The first finalist to make a hole-in-one will win the contest’s grand prize of $1,000,000 cash to share with their foursome. The presenting sponsor for the event is Par-A-Dice. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Holds Fall Training Recruitment Informational Meeting at Two25—August 2011

CASA invites individuals interested in learning more about becoming a CASA Advocate to join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. hosted by Two25 in the Mark Twain Hotel. Light appetizers will be provided. There are many children waiting for an advocate! (View full press release)

 

Court of Peoria County Welcomes New Board Members, Announces Board Officers—June 2011

CASA recently added 10 new members to its board of directors. The new members, named for a two-year term, are: (View full press release)

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Peoria County takes a stand to ensure that every child has a safe and permanent home—December 2010

People hear about them almost every day in the newspaper, on television or in the news—the abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system and the attorneys appointed to defend them. But much less is heard about the men and women who volunteer their time to serve on those children’s behalf, the everyday heroes who advocate for the rights of young people, fight for their welfare and act on the belief that every child has the right to fulfill his or her potential. (View full article from the December 2010 issue of InterBusiness Issues.)

 

Support CASA by Supporting LPGA State Farm Classic—May 24, 2010

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County is pleased to announce that they have been named a LPGA State Farm Classic charitable partner in Central Illinois. By being named a charitable partner, CASA will benefit from the LPGA State Farm Classic being held June 7 - 13, 2010 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois. (View full press release)

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to Host Hole-in-One and Putting Contests at WeaverRidge Golf Club—April 21, 2010

CASA will host a hole-in-one and a putting contest at WeaverRidge Golf Club. Hole-in-one qualifying rounds will be held Thursday, May 13 through Saturday, May 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The five contest entrants hitting closest to the pin each day will qualify as a finalist to participate in the "final shoot out" on Sunday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Finalists will take one shot each at sinking a hole-in-one. The first finalist to make a hole in-one will win the contest's grand prize of either $100,000 cash or two automobiles from Bob Lindsey Acura, with a combined value not to exceed $100,000. (View full press release)

 

CASA to Celebrate Everyday Heroes at Peoria Chiefs Game--April 27, 2010

CASA of Peoria County invites the community to celebrate Everyday Heroes on Wednesday, May 5, at a Peoria Chiefs baseball game at O'Brien Field. The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Winners from CASA's Everyday Heroes contest will be recognized during the game. The contest encouraged Peoria area students to write a brief essay or draw a picture of their Everyday Hero-whether it was a teacher, parent, coach or friend. The winning stories will be read prior to game start time and the drawings will also be on display. (View full press release)

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County Names Advisory Panel Members—

April 21, 2010

CASA recently announced the individuals who comprise the organization's first Advisory Panel. The purpose of the Advisory Panel is to provide insight, guidance and support to the nonprofit organization. (View full press release)

 

Join Hands, Help Children—April 1, 2010
Help raise awareness of child abuse by joining "Hands Around the Courthouse" on Friday, April 16, at noon in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza, 324 Main Street, downtown Peoria. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Youth Services Network Panel is hosting its 3rd Annual Hands Around the Courthouse event to draw attention to the 1048 pending child abuse and neglect cases in Peoria County. People interested in participating in the event should meet by the fountains in the Courthouse Plaza by noon. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Launches New Web Site—March 17, 2010
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County has launched a significantly upgraded Web site in terms of ease of use and look-and-feel. The new Web site, www.casapeoria.org, offers site visitors a comprehensive overview of CASA, makes donating easy and provides online resources for CASA volunteers. The site also gives visitors the opportunity to sign-up for electronic updates, view videos and learn more about the fundraising events being hosted by CASA. The Web site’s development, hosting and ongoing site maintenance was donated entirely by Lisa Murphy Web Design, a Peoria Web Design company. (View full press release)

 

CASA of Peoria County Announces Two New Board Members—March 17, 2010
CASA of Peoria County recently announced the appointment of Valerie E. Clark and Dr. Nancy E. Sherman to its board of directors. "The addition of Ms. Clark and Dr. Sherman to CASA of Peoria County’s Board of Directors ensures CASA will continue to benefit from a diversity of knowledge and opinions. Valerie and Nancy are perfect fits for CASA because of their strong leadership skills and extensive experience," said Pamela Perrilles, Executive Director of CASA of Peoria County. (View full press release)

 

CASA Awarded $40,000 Grant—December 10, 2009
CASA of Peoria County was awarded a $40,000 grant Wednesday from the National CASA Association. The grant will provide funding assistance to serve abused and neglected children in Peoria County.

 

Help Keep This CASA Running—Peoria Journal Star, April 25, 2009
At the end of last year, there were 1,240 pending abuse and neglect cases in Peoria County's juvenile courts. "Our per capita number is higher than Cook County," says Chris Monroe.

Hurting kids is not the place to be No. 1. That's why Monroe wants to invite you into his CASA. In Spanish, "casa" means house. In the legal system, it means Court Appointed Special Advocates. Either way, CASA means shelter for kids who sometimes have none. (View full article)

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