Thursday, September 23, 2010

Young Philanthropist Project Raises $7,000 to Help Fight Child Abuse

Adams & Broomfield Counties, CO – The Young Philanthropist Project of Adams & Broomfield Counties raised more than $7,000 to help fight child abuse and neglect with its first annual “Putt Out Child Abuse” miniature golf event on Friday, August 27th. The event, which was graciously hosted by Adventure Golf and Raceway in Westminster, provided area families with a fun-filled evening of miniature golf, food, music and family entertainment with all proceeds being donated to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties.

The YPP, which was founded in October 2009 and consists of approximately 25 young community-minded individuals, has now raised nearly $10,000 to help provide volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Adams and Broomfield Counties .

“Putt Out Child Abuse” was made possible through the generous support of event sponsors, including Champion Sponsors Kiddie Academy of Brighton, The Bagel Bakery & Cupcake Shoppe and Lemke, Feis and Associates; Hole-In-One Sponsors All About Basements, Adams County Treasurer Diane Christner, Discovery Chiropractic, Jay’s Grille and Bar and Great Scott’s Eatery, Live Love Dance and Meineke of Brighton; and In-Kind Sponsors Adventure Golf and Raceway, Blue Sky Disc Jockey Services, Dodge Signs and Tiara Printing/Minuteman Press.

The Young Philanthropist Project hosts its next event, Canvas and Cocktails for CASA, on Monday, Sept. 27th at Canvas and Cocktails at 249 Clayton St. in Denver at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and include art instruction and supplies, appetizers and delicious desserts! Cocktails are available for purchase at the venue. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Space is limited so get your tickets today!

The Young Philanthropist Project (YPP) is a group of philanthropists in their 20s, 30s and early 40s that work to reach out to the community in support of CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties . To learn more about joining the YPP, please contact Kelli Crouse at 303.655.3927, or visit

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 200 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. For more information about CASA, call (303) 654-3378 or visit