NEW IBERIA, La. --- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the 16th JDC, Inc. is hosting their first annual Gator Races in Bouligny Plaza on Sat., March 28, 2020 during the Dragon Boat Races intermission around noon.
A $5 donation gets you a toy "gator" to race. The winners need not be present to win. Prizes will be awarded with 1st prize at $1,000, 2nd prize at $750 and 3rd prize at $500.
CASA are specially trained volunteers, appointed by the court to advocate for the abused and/or neglected children in foster care within the 16th Judicial District Court of Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. By empowering and supporting volunteers to assist with achieving the long-term protective capacities of children within the community a foundation of safety, personal dignity and increased opportunity is built.
CASA programs operate within the guidelines and standards set forth by National CASA, including pre-service and in-service training requirements and case management requirements. CASA of the 16th JDC, Inc. is overseen by a volunteer board of directors comprised of business, legal, educational and civic leaders.
Tickets are available from all board members, staff, volunteers or by contacting the office at (337) 359-9016 or
. You can also follow the event on