Voices for Children Bowl to benefit Child Advocacy Services

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Saturday, April 14, 2018 is Child Advocacy Services’ Seventh Annual Voices for Children Bowl at Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond. This flag football tournament, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, will challenge first responder, community, and corporate teams to compete for bragging rights while benefiting and supporting services for children. The Voices for Children Bowl was formed in 2011 to bring together teams of law enforcement personnel in a fun and family friendly challenge.

The money raised directly benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center which provides services to children to prevent and respond to child trafficking and child sexual abuse in a child-friendly manner. The mission of the event is to raise funds and provide awareness for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Children’s Advocacy Center currently provides advocacy, forensic interviews, prevention education, counseling, and additional services to children.

Now, with “Voices” in its seventh year, the tournament has grown to include teams from several different first response agencies as well as many businesses and individually formed teams.

Groups that are interested in being involved in the 2018 Voices for Children Bowl Flag Football Tournament can contact Child Advocacy Services. Teams are forming and multi-level partnerships are available now. Please call 1-800-798-1575 or e-mail Lauren Williams: to learn more. You can also visit for additional information.

Child Advocacy Services provides advocacy through our mission to give voice, healing, and security to children. CAS and the CAC provides assistance to children and families in ten parishes including Ascension, Assumption, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, and Tangipahoa.

Contributed by CAS