Strike Out Drugs

Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan is supporting the Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council’s (CASAC) efforts to raise funds for their eighth annual Bowl-a-thon to help keep kids off drugs.

Horrigan is also encouraging other community groups or individuals to help CASAC roll a strike on Thursday.

“Keeping the children of Chautauqua County drug free is a top priority,” said Horrigan. “That’s why I fully support CASAC and their eighth annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser. I encourage everyone to sign up and take part in this important event.”

CASAC staff and board are looking for sponsors for the 2014 CASAC “Helping Keep Kids Off Drugs” Bowl-a-thon. The event will be held at the Jamestown Bowling Company, Foote Avenue, Jamestown on Thursday at 7 p.m. Funds raised at the event will be used to provide alcohol and other drug prevention education and intervention services for youth in the community. CASAC’s goal is to reach $7,000.

Any resident who wants to support the project but doesn’t want to bowl or pledge an individual can just make a monetary donation to CASAC, 501 W. Third St., Suites 3 & 4, Sprinchorn Building, Jamestown, NY 14701.

At this time of this press release the following sponsors have been confirmed: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Chautauqua Chapter #30714; Support Enterprises Inc., Ronco Communications & Electronics; Kwikfill, Wal-Mart Foundation, Shultz Management Company., Dan’s Moving & Storage, Inc., Lonnie Clark; Basil Chevrolet Buick Cadillac; and Litehouse Auto.

Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit www.casacweb.org.