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The Amazing Island Raise

The Amazing Island Raise kicked off 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, from The Catawba Inn. 33 teams of raisers headed to Put-in-Bay on the noon Miller Ferry to race around the island just like the Amazing Race. These teams solved clues and completed challenges to win prizes while raising funds and awareness for Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA. These two children’s charities support and advocate for families and children in crisis.

This is the second season of The Amazing Raise-Put-in-Bay style and the number of teams and individuals participating has more than doubled! Joyful Connections and CASA would like to thank the sponsors, teams and all who have supported this great event!

Thank you,

Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA

 

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The Amazing Raise raises money for Joyful Connections and CASA

Photos by Rob Zajac

On Saturday, June 14, thirty three teams traveled to Put-in-Bay to participate in the Amazing Raise to benefit Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The thirty three teams, which more than doubled the number of last year’s fifteen teams, were made up of 160 people. The teams traveled the island to eight different locations and at each location they were asked to complete a task to earn a clue for their next destination.

In addition to the eight main destinations, there were master challenges including having teams ask for donations from residents with the most cash raised getting a prize.

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CASA’s Dancing with the Stars a big hit

Pat Adkins smiles big after this win

Saturday night CASA hosted its annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser at the Camp Perry Conference center. Six local celebrities and six veteran dancers took the stage to raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which gives a voice to abused, neglected or dependent children. At the beginning of the event, a video from childhelp.org was shown to remind the audience why they were there. “We must remember this is for the children,” said Connie Cornett, the Executive Director of CASA and organizer of the event.

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