On Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Owensboro Convention Center from 6:30-11:00 p.m., CASA is flashing back to the 80’s for the benefit of children who need court-appointed assistance. So bring your leg warmers, big bangs, and air guitars for an evening of fun to benefit those in need of CASA’s services.
CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) mission is to be a voice for the Daviess, Hancock and Ohio County innocent child victims of abuse and neglect caught up in the court system through no fault of their own. The program is dependent on the generous donations they receive from event sponsors and supporters to fulfill this mission. The funds ensure a sustainable and strong organization to create community awareness of the tragedy of child abuse and neglect, while encouraging involvement and action from the volunteers who donate the best gift of all – their hearts – to be a voice for the children CASA serves. The CASA board of directors and staff are dedicated to using donated funds to recruit, train and support these wonderful volunteer advocates.
This annual event evolved from an art auction into “Rock the House.” Funds will be used to train additional CASA Advocates to serve more abused and neglected children in Daviess, Hancock and Ohio County. Since January, CASA has added an impressive 16 advocates to the program.
Committee members came up with the “Rock the House” theme because they wanted a fun-filled fundraiser where people would feel comfortable coming as they are, without the worry of dressing in formal wear. They chose “Rock the House” as the signature event, allowing the music theme to change each year, and keeping the party relative and fun. This year, they are throwing back to the 80’s. Who doesn’t love neon colors and popped collars?
Attendees are welcome to wear their favorite gnarly 80’s style, whether they are donning a dress, ripped jeans, or a favorite concert t-shirt, and organizers give a special award for “Best Dressed.” Last year, one winner had a white tuxedo and light-up fish bowl shoes. Though he remained unnamed by the committee, they say, “He knows who he is!”
For the reasonable cost of $50 per person, the evening includes live entertainment by the Nashville 80’s band, Bueller, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live & silent auction, and dancing. A few of the live auction items include vacations to NYC (exclusive tickets to Hamilton on Broadway with hotel & air), 7-day Marco Island trip with 2 airline tickets, California wine country, 4 Disney World one-day hopper tickets, St. Louis Baseball tickets for 4 with dugout box, SEC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament-2 session booklets, Derby & Oaks weekend, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, gourmet dinners, and more. Items are being added as the committee gets closer to “Rock the House.”
For more information, check out CASA of Ohio Valley’s Facebook page for all up-to- date information on the “Rock The House” party (tickets go on sale starting August 15, 2016, and can be purchased at the Owensboro Convention Center or online at owensborotickets.com).