The CASA of Warren and Forest Counties Advisory Board has announced the 7th Annual CASA Senior Basketball Classic will be held Thursday, March 22, at Warren Area High School.
The girls game will be played at 6 p.m., and the boys' contest will follow at 7:30 p.m.
This is an inclusive community event with West Forest, East Forest, Tidioute Charter, Sheffield, Eisenhower, Youngsville, and Warren Area high schools participating. The idea behind the game itself is to showcase one last time high school senior basketball players in a laid-back game atmosphere.
The game committee tries to balance the teams equally. Participants who come from the same school will be on the same team. Each player receives Senior Basketball Classic memorabilia to commemorate their involvement in the event. Last year, nearly all of the senior players participated.
The local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association is a non-profit organization started in 2003 that serves abused and neglected children in Warren and Forest counties. CASA volunteers are trained citizens who are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of these children in court cases.
Tickets at the door for this event are $5 for adults and $1 for students. Corporate sponsorship is being sought.
The Senior Basketball Classic program will list corporate and patron sponsorship.
Beyond the revenue to benefit CASA, the event provides an opportunity to educate the community regarding the works of CASA.
For information on sponsorship or on CASA, call Lisa Thompson at the CASA office at 723-4434.