Fifth Annual Indulge for CASA Raises $40,000 to Help Fight Child Abuse

Brighton, CO – More than 250 individuals turned out in support of the 5th Annual Indulge for CASA event benefitting CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties . The event, held on the evening of July 21, 2011 at Balistreri’s Vineyard located in Denver , successfully raised $40,000, which will allow the non-profit program to train and supervise more dedicated volunteers who ensure safety and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

“Indulge for CASA provides an easy and enjoyable way for folks to help make a difference in the life of a child,” Simone Jones , Executive Director of CASA, said. “Who can resist an entertaining evening at Balistreri’s Vineyard, especially when all proceeds from the event help provide innocent victims of abuse and neglect with committed, caring CASA Volunteer advocates?”

Each year, Indulge for CASA gives guests the opportunity to sample 15 different Balistreri wines, indulge on gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wood-fired pizza and desserts, and bid on more than 80 premier silent and live auction items while mingling with other individuals committed to helping children who have been abused and neglected. One lucky CASA supporter, Gary Charbonnier of Northglenn , who purchased a ‘Hawaiian Dream Vacation’ Raffle Ticket through the event, won a seven day trip to Hawaii and $1,000 in Visa Gift Cards to be used towards airfare courtesy of Ken & Antelia Ball and Global Healthcare Exchange.

CASA would like to extend a very special thanks to the following Indulge for CASA Event sponsors… Gold Level: The Bagel Bakery & Cupcake Shoppe; Wells Fargo; Lafarge North America; Nance Plumbing & Heating; the Adams County Government: Sheriff Doug Darr, District Attorney Don Quick, and County Commissioners Alice Nichols, Skip Fischer, and Erik Hansen; Hyland Hills Adventure Golf; United Power; and Rocky’s Autos. Silver Level: Mountain View Tent Company; City View Park ; and Adams County Economic Development Corporation. Event Partners: Blue Point Bakery; Coda Coffee; J.A. Balistreri Vineyards; Kohl’s of Thornton and Westminster; Lion’s Gate Event Center; Desiderio Chocolates; PJ Zahn Band; Glacier Ice Cream and Gelato; Reliant Dry Ice; and P & H Equipment.

CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties hosts several great signature events throughout the year such as Indulge and encourages the community to visit its website to learn about upcoming events at .

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