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Calling all Corporate Volunteers!

CASA has been helping children through art for years. We want you to experience firsthand what a couple hours of volunteering with a child can do. Art & Soul is an ongoing project that inspires and encourages CASA children and youth to express themselves in meaningful and creative ways. These children become empowered through their participation - helping improve self-esteem, alleviate anxiety, and develop communication skills. CASA hosts Art & Soul at our offices, giving the children and youth we serve, along with their Advocates and sponsored community volunteers, an opportunity to create artwork using different mediums – paint, felt, beads, watercolors, clay.

If you or someone you know is interested please contact our Events and Outreach Specialist Nina Ortega at for details!


The Pre-South Gametacular Benefiting CASA!

San Antonio Nerd Night's pre-PAX game night is back with a vengeance! This year, we'll be gathering to support CASA - Child Advocates San Antonio. This fabulous group works tirelessly in support of children under the care of Child Protective Services, looking out for their best interests and advocating for them under extremely difficult circumstances. We'll be raising money with a silent auction, as well as accepting donations of new socks, shoes and pajamas in all sizes.

This year we are using "pay-what-you-like" ticketing. This means, if you'd like to support this event financially, just add on a small (or large!) donation when you purchase your General Admission + Donation ticket. Any contributions will be used to help fund the MUCH larger meeting space we have reserved and will be very much appreciated! Our new space should hold more than 400! Otherwise, this event is completely free to attend with a General Admission ticket. We just want to pre-register you to cut down on paperwork at the door. We have moved to the Henry B. Gonzalez meeting rooms on the ground floor. Food and snacks are available for purchase just upstairs from our rooms, and we are planning a cash bar as well. Outside food and drinks are not allowed. We should have water stations available.

Be sure to RSVP by clicking HERE to buy tickets!


Birdies for Charity!

Over the past 22 years, Valero Texas Open has helped hundreds of local non-profit charities and schools raise money through Birdies for Charity; a no-cost program that gives 100% of the funds you raise back to your organization.

Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, participants make a pledge for every birdie made at the Valero Texas Open. Donors also have the ability to make a one-time donation and flexibility to pay in advance or be billed after the tournament. Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and 100% tax deductible.

For more information on how you can be a part of this amazing event please contact Nina Ortega at before Jan 31, 2018.



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