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Become a superhero for CASA children

Posted: 10:10 AM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 11:10:12-04

At CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Coastal Bend, they like to point out that every child needs a hero, but neglected and abused children need a superhero.

This weekend, there should be plenty of those making their way through the streets of downtown Corpus Christi.

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).

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 .