Chautauqua County Executive Endorses CASAC Fundraiser

December 9, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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From left, Arnold Zdrojewski CASAC Board President, Tony Bellanca, CASAC Prevention Specialist, Brenda Alviti, Fountain Bowl Owner and Greg Edwards, County Executive.

December 9, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT

Jamestown, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- County Executive Gregory Edwards is supporting the Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council as it raises funds for its 5th Annual “Helping Keep Kids off Drugs” Bowl-a-thon on June 3.

"I am committed to all efforts aimed at keeping the children of Chautauqua County drug-free," said Edwards. "That's why I fully support CASAC, and their 5th annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser. I encourage everyone to sign up and take part in this important event."

The 2011 CASAC “Helping Keep Kids Off Drugs” Bowl-a-thon will be held at the Fountain Bowl on Fluvanna Avenue, Jamestown on June 3rd at 7 p.m.

CASAC Board and staff are still looking for sponsors for the event. Funds raised at the event will be used to provide alcohol and other drugs prevention education and intervention services for youth in the community. CASAC’S goal is to reach $7,000.

Friends of CASAC are encouraged to participate in the Bowl-a-thon by collecting sponsor pledges, or organizing teams to help raise funds by competing against each other. A pledge form is available on the CASAC website, www.casacweb.org. If you are interested in having a team or joining one of CASAC's teams call (716) 664-3608.

Any resident who wants to support the project but doesn't want to bowl or pledge an individual can just make a monetary donation to CASAC at 2-6 East Second Street, Suite 405 Fenton Building, Jamestown, NY 14701.