MAYVILLE - County Executive Gregory Edwards is supporting the Chaut-auqua Alcoholism & Sub-stance Abuse Council (CASAC) as it raises funds for its 6th Annual "Helping Keep Kids off Drugs" Bowl-a-thon.
"I am committed to all efforts aimed at keeping the children of Chautauqua County drug-free," Edwards said. "That's why I fully support CASAC, and their 6th Annual Bowl-a-thon fund-raiser. I encourage everyone to sign up and take part in this important event."
CASAC Board and staff are looking for sponsors for the 2012 CASAC "Helping Keep Kids Off Drugs" Bowl-a-thon which will be held at the Fountain Bowl on Fluvanna Avenue, James-town Thursday at 7 p.m. Funds raised at the event will be used to provide alcohol and other drugs prevention education and intervention services for local youth. CASAC'S goal is to reach $7,000.
Left to right: Afroula Snell, CASAC Office Manager; Peter Pin; Brenda Alviti, Fountain Bowl Owner, and Greg Edwards, Chautauqua County Executive.
Friends of CASAC are encouraged to participate in the Bowl-a-thon by collecting sponsor pledges, or organizing teams to help raise funds by competing. If you are interested in having a team or joining one of CASAC's teams call 664-3608.
Any resident who wants to support the project, but doesn't want to bowl or pledge an individual, can also make a monetary donation to CASAC by mailing it to CASAC at 501 W. Third St., Suites 3 & 4 Sprinchorn Building, Jamestown 14701.
Sponsors for the event include: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Northwest Savings Bank, Support Enterprises; Fountain Bowl, G & P Gynecare, Eagle Systems Inc., Falconer Prin-ting and Design, Quick Solutions, Geer-Dunn Com-pany Inc., Dan's Moving Sto-rage Inc., Jon & Debbie Rossrucker, and the Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency.
Since 1974, CASAC, a not-for-profit, United Way supported agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness of problems related to alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC programs and services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623, or go to www.casacweb.org .