Colorful CASA 5k Saturday Morning Wil Benefit Local Kids

Published 04/18 2014 06:45PM

Updated 04/18 2014 10:20PM

By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- CASA will hold their annual 5k Saturday morning, and this year it's a color-dash.

CASA of the South Plains is partnering with Colordash, an organization that says they will give 50 percent of the proceeds back to CASA. CASA stands for court appointed special advocates, who are adults who help children in foster care.

The 5k run is CASA's biggest fundraiser of the year, and that money does go back to training new volunteers. Melissa Pierce with CASA said they could always use more volunteers.

"There are probably 700 kids who aren't being served right now, so there are a lot of children in the foster care system who don't have anyone by their side right now," Pierce said.

April is also a month to raise awareness for child abuse.

"They need to be aware of this month because we do have a problem here in Lubbock and so anything we can do to help alleviate that or just to help these kids, because we as adults have been charged to protect the children," Pierce said.

The run kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and there is also a kids 1k at 10 a.m.  The run is at Mckenzie park, and you can still register on-site Saturday morning, the cost for an individual is $50.

For more information on the run or about CASA, check out their

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