2011 Golf Tournament Hits a Hole-In-One In the Fight Against Child Abuse

Adams and Broomfield Counties, CO – More than $47,600 was raised at the 9th Annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Classic Golf Tournament held on May 25, 2011 at Hyland Hills Golf Course in Westminster , CO . One-hundred and fifty-two golfers teed off in support of CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties and its work in recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected.

This year’s event featured nationally renowned, 7-year-old golf prodigy Brayden Bozak, who offered participating golfers the opportunity to test their skills against him. None were able to rival Bozak’s abilities, but all were winners in their effort to raise much needed funds for CASA and its efforts. Although no one golfer was able to prove to be a match for Bozak, golfers competed head-to-head in three categories on the course. The friendly competition produced two winning teams. First place awards went to winners Brad Clawson, Kyle Tawara, Jeff Clawson and Scott in the men’s division. Pam Prescott, Antelia Ball, Kristy Tochihara and Tanya Haave claimed the first place title in the women’s division.

In addition to a great day on the course, golfers enjoyed lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse and dessert provided by The Bagel Bakery & Cupcake Shoppe.

The golf tournament was made possible by the generous support of the following Guardian Angel/Friend of CASA Sponsors: Adams County District Attorney Don Quick; Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr; Adams County Commissioners Alice Nichol, Skip Fischer & Eric Hansen. Guardian Level Sponsors: Avnet Technology Solutions; Brannan Companies; Brighton Kiwanis Club; Champion Auto Carriers; City of Brighton; FirstBank; Guaranty Bank & Trust; Lemke Feis & Co; Platte Valley Family Pharmacy; Ryan Gunsauls & O’Donnell; Townsend Retirement Specialists; and Watershed Investment. Advocate Level Sponsors included: City View Industrial Park ; Donelson, Ciancio & Goodwin; Doubletree Hotel; Halliburton Energy Services; Tiara Printing; and the Orchard Wine & Cheese Bar.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams and Broomfield Counties is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that trains, supports and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of innocent child victims of abuse and neglect. Each year, in Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 1,300 children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused or neglected, and who are in desperate need of a caring, committed CASA Volunteer to speak up for their best interests. In Adams and Broomfield Counties , there are over 250 CASA volunteers, and we are in need of more great community members to become advocates for children. CASA conducts volunteer training classes three times a year. The next class begins in October 2011. For more information about CASA, call 303.654.3378 or visit www.casa17th.org.