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CASA Wisconsin promotes need for more volunteers

(WBAY)
Published: Apr. 10, 2018 at 3:10 PM CDT
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Green Bay Packer Corey Linsley and his wife Anna made a surprise visit to Bay Tek Games in Pulaski. The couple is helping raise awareness for the Wisconsin CASA Association, an organization that serves neglected or abused kids in our state.

CASA is holding its first annual "I am for the Child Day" next Wednesday and is encouraging everyone to wear blue to call attention to the issue of child abuse and the need for more court appointed special advocates.

In 2016 about 7500 children were eligible for a CASA volunteer but many of them didn't get one.

“It's important because we're only serving about 10% of the children who are eligible in the state of Wisconsin and our goal is to serve every child and help them find save and permanent homes,” said Sue Schwartz, Executive Director for CASA Wisconsin.

Geen Bay Packer Corey Linsley and his wife Anna shared their personal story as volunteers, encouraging others to take part.

“Our kids are hilarious, they're awesome, every time we come over, it's like the best part of their day,” said Corey.

Schwartz said Governor Walker signed a bill last week providing more funding to CASA. The program will now go through a major expansion, with the call out to as many more volunteers as possible.