CASA matches volunteers with children who have been removed to foster care, and the volunteers spend time with children to ensure their physical, emotional, and educational needs are satisfied, as well as testify on behalf of the children in court. CASA volunteers are also available to answer children’s questions and give advice, providing consistent presence during often-unstable times in children’s lives. Specialized training teaches volunteers to understand court-related matters including case investigation, interacting with Child Protective Services and the attorney ad litem, testifying in court, attending hearings and locating the necessary social services. CASA needs additional funding to cover the costs of recruiting and training new court-appointed advocates. With $400, CASA can purchase publications and recruitment materials, training materials, and supplies, and fund training facilitation.
Hosted by former Dallas Cowboys Jay Novacek and Kevin Smith, Sportz Partnerz's ESPN "Lunch with a Legend" events invite fans to meet, greet, and eat with a selection of NFL players and veterans in private luncheons with no more than 100 attendees. Rudy's chefs barbecue infinite amounts of brisket, sausage, and chicken to fuel mingling among fans and football stars. The intimate event allows lunchers to get close enough to smell the fame for 90 minutes of posing for photographs, listening to NFL stories, and snagging barbecue-sauce-smeared autographs. The roster of NFL guests will vary by day and location, and a complete list will be available upon registration.
Project Mom grants mothers of all stages and ages a mini break from the frenzies of home during a relaxing day convention. Saturday's festivities put the spotlight on several experts in maternal matters, from Lilian Hopes Designs to Kara Abrahamson and Jennifer Brandt of Planting Seeds Christian Counseling. Relaxation stations throughout the convention melt away stress between breakout discussions on a variety of topics, including frugal nutrition, wrangling teens and tweens, party planning, and managing toddler during those pre-hours before preschool time. Free giveaways reward guests with luxurious prizes, such as spa passes, and complimentary swag bags send moms home with gift cards, beauty products, and fly swatters for disciplining mischievous imaginary friends.
With more than three decades of service in canine cosmetics, Stadium Dog Grooming bathes and primps doggie divas in a friendly, caring environment. The dog-friendly groomers bathe, dry, and brush dogs that range from tiny toy poodles to more than 80-pound behemoths, and they also handle trickier tasks such as ear cleaning and nail trimming. In addition, Stadium Dog Grooming offers dog daycare services, during which canine guests enjoy their own mats for lounging and short walks to stretch their legs.