“STRIKE-OUT” CHILD ABUSE
A family bowling event, “Strike-Out Child Abuse” will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12 noon-3:00 pm at Muggly’s Bowling, 675 NW Hwy 20, Toledo. There will be raffle tickets, Monte Carlo bowling game prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and more. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 years and under. A family of five or more is $60.00 admission. Bowling shoes and bowling balls are included. You will pay at the door.
The 1st annual family bowling event is being held during Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Monies raised during this event will support the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lincoln County’s child abuse prevention community education. The Center serves child abuse victims in Lincoln County providing assessment services, child and family support, intervention and counseling. “This will be a fun time for families and a great way to support the Center in preventing child abuse in Lincoln County. Attending the event can make a difference in our children’s lives,” said Teri Allen, Child and Family Advocate.
Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children” trainings are being held throughout the county. These trainings raise awareness and educate adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Brenda Coleman, Outreach Coordinator, is responsible for these trainings. Brenda states, “Our goal is to train 5% of the adult population in Lincoln County over three years. The 5% target is the tipping point where societal change will take place. To date, half way through the project, over eight hundred (800) adults have been trained. Our goal is nothing short of ending child abuse. The “Strike-Out Child Abuse” bowling event will help us provide participant workbooks for the Stewards of Children trainings.”
For more information regarding the family bowling event or the Stewards of Children trainings call the Children’s Advocacy Center at 541-574-0841 or on the website: