Are you willing to carry the ball?

I'll carry the ball

This morning I attended the Richland County CASA Quarterback Breakfast at the Clarion Hotel in Columbia, SC where I feasted on a sumptuous southern buffet breakfast and met several interesting and enthusiastic volunteers. (You have to be enthusiastic to show up at a non-mandatory 7:30 a.m. meeting, right?)

I sat with Paige Greene, RCCASA’s Executive Director, for a few minutes and learned the following:

  • RCCASA hosts quarterly quarterback breakfasts for volunteer recruitment and retention. While this event is primarily geared toward males, there are some women who show as well.
  • If each event brings in 10 new volunteers, that is 40 new volunteers per year.
  • RCCASA has already reached its 2010 goal with a total of 70 new “recruits.”

Since January 1, 2010, they have served 934 children via 973 court hearings through their program. The average amount of time their cases are open (assignment to closure) is 9 months. And since January 1st, they have closed 408 cases.

If you want to learn more about RCCASA or you want to volunteer to speak for a child, call (803) 576-1735 or email casa@rcgov.us or check out their website at www.rccasa.org.

More photos from this morning’s event:

Another Steps Up
Breakfast is served
Footballs
Footballs everywhere - and each football has the name of a GAL and the names of the children he has helped!
Got Game?
Paige speaks
I'll carry the ball
Speaking about the different initiatives
Quarterbacks!
Table . . .
Thanks for helping!
The group listens
Tossing the Ball

-RFW

CASA Quarterback Breakfast: Friday, August 27th

Flyer: Richland County CASA Quarterback Breakfast

Here is a great event to learn more about becoming a Richland County CASA volunteer. And you get a great breakfast too!

Richland County CASA will hold its breakfast event on Friday, August 27th at the Clarion Hotel (1615 Gervais Street). Come on down bright and early because it begins at 7:30 a.m.

Please register with Missy Bowman by Monday, August 23rd. Simply call (803) 576-1728 or email bowmanm@rcgov.us.

I hope to see you there!

-RFW