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Join others in becoming a superhero for CASA children

Posted: 8:40 AM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-27 09:40:42-04

It seems that everyone is talking about Superheroes — and not just those on the big screen!

The 13th Annual CASA Superhero 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, May 5th at Heritage Park (1581 N. Chaparral St.) at 8:00 AM. As always, those who participate are encouraged to pull out their capes and costumes and dress for the part!

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Coastal Bend is on a mission to speak up for and find permanent homes for foster children in crisis throughout Nueces, San Patricio and Aransas Counties. This is done through volunteers, who gain a firm understanding of a child’s case and serve as the “eyes and ears” of the judge who ultimately decides that child’s fate. CASA volunteers work to find each child a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

Last year, advocates were only able to serve half of the children in foster care.

In addition to a kids 1K, a 5K and a 2-mile walk, this year’s gathering will once again feature a Superhero Costume Contest (up to 4 yrs., 5-9 yrs., 10-15yrs., Adults and Best Group) judged by KRIS 6 News Sunrise Anchors Jennifer Lira, Mike Gillaspia and Maclovio Perez.

A new feature will be the Pet Costume Contest, judged by Nicholas Nilest (Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Hospital), Scott Humpal (Humpal Physical Therapy) and Paulette Guajardo (Corpus Christi City Council).

Over $4,000 in prizes will be up for grabs and proceeds from this race go directly to CASA.

For details on how to register for the race or how to become a sponsor, visit  www.CoastalBendCASA.org or call (361) 884-2272.

You may also email  Diana@coastalbendcasa.org .