Concordia women's soccer partners on superhero race in support of abused children

By on Mar. 28, 2014 in Women's Soccer

Concordia women’s soccer partners on superhero race in support of abused children

CASA Superhero race flyer (PDF)

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia women’s soccer program, in conjunction with the Southeast Nebraska CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and The Superhero Foundation, is partnering in the organization and facilitation of the Superhero 5K run/walk and 1K fun run, set to take place on Sunday, April 6 in Seward. Registration will be held at 1:30 p.m. that day at the Seward County Fairgrounds. All participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes.

The cost to participate in the race is $10. 'Like' Southeast Nebraska CASA on Facebook for a $5 discount.

The race is part of initiatives that advocate and raise money for abused and neglected children in the area while promoting CASA's role within the community. As an intern with Southeast Nebraska CASA, junior team captain Katrina Muther is spearheading the volunteer efforts of the Bulldog women’s soccer program to promote and run the event.

Says Muther: “I hope to gain experience working with a community to advocate for the rights of abused and neglected children through increasing awareness while motivating others to care about children in their own community that need their help.”

All 19 Concordia women’s soccer players set to return in 2014-15 are actively involved in reaching out to the community about the race. They will also help coordinate the event leading up to and on the day of the race.

Southeast Nebraska CASA recruits, trains and supports compassionate adult volunteers who speak up for abused or neglected children. Its volunteers are appointed by juvenile court judges to advocate for what is in the child's best interest. Its ultimate goal is to ensure all children have safe, permanent homes where they feel loved and can thrive.

The Superhero Foundation is a non-profit that helps drive awareness for Child Abuse Prevention through promoting organizations that do Superhero Races in communities around the US. The Superhero Foundation motto is "Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes."

Fittingly, April is Child Abuse Awareness month.