ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 31, 2022) – More than 130 people participated in the 7th Annual Clays for CASA event hosted by Lone Star CASA Aug. 20, benefitting CASA children in Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
Lone Star CASA is a 501C3 non-profit in Rockwall and Kaufman counties. Its purpose is to find community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The first CASA program was established in Dallas in 1980. In fiscal year 2021, Lone Star CASA was able to serve 293 children across both Rockwall and Kaufman counties.
Clays for CASA, which is put on annually at the Texas Gun Ranch in Terrell, TX, is attended by community members and sponsors every year in the effort to “Aim to End Child Abuse.” This year’s shoot raised over $90,000 for Lone Star CASA.
“This year’s event exceeded our expectations,” said Lauren Rowe, Executive Director of Lone Star CASA. “The way our community showed up for CASA kids through this event was absolutely incredible.”
Attendees of the event participated in many activities at the event such as an 18-station clay shooting competition, a raffle, and bidding on many silent auction items donated by local businesses & community members, benefitting Lone Star CASA, as well as learning more about becoming a volunteer for the organization.
Participants also were able to enjoy food and beverages that were graciously donated including delicious breakfast tacos from Chiloso Mexican Bistro, beer on tap from Siren Rock Brewery, water donated by 7-11 and freshly-brewed Starbucks Coffee.
The winners of Clays for CASA 2022 included:
Gun Raffle Winner- Travis Thomas
1st Place Male- Brandon Bugert
1st Place Female- Phyllis Hulse
2nd Place Shooter-Chris McAfee
1st Place Team- TGR
2nd Place Team – Galyean Insurance
Clays for CASA was sponsored this year by many local businesses including Republic Services, Buster’s Automotive, Liv Group, Rayburn Electric, RTP Structural, American Legion Terry Fisher Post 117, North Texas Wealth Management, Taiga, Marine Corps League, Docs Roofing, ON Target, Hittson Dental, Chris Dorward Real Estate Team, John Stacy for Rockwall County Commissioner Precinct 4, Bob Ellis Insurance, Rockwall EMS, KE Andrews, Bradford Law Firm, Siren Rock Brewery, Toyota of Rockwall, Welborn Garage, Representative Keith Bell with Intex Solutions, SPR Packaging, American National Bank, Rockwall Oral Surgery, Racquet & Jog, Independent Financial, Gunner’s Tree Service, Fastt Homes, and Minuteman Press East Dallas.
For more information about Lone Star CASA and Clays for CASA, visit www.lonestarcasa.org.
Submitted press release and photos by Lone Star CASA, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News.
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