Charity 8 Ball Tournament Raises Over $30,000.00
LANCASTER, PA (June 2, 2016) – The Lancaster County 8 Ball League raised over $15,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County through their Annual Harry Hutchinson – Jack Byerly Charity 8 Ball Tournament held February 25 – 28, 2016 at Riverside Camping Association.
The over $15,000 raised by the Lancaster County 8 Ball League was matched by $15,000 from Riverside Camping Association. Checks were presented on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Riverside Camping Association, 730 E. Strawberry Street, Lancaster PA.
The charity 8 ball tournament was established in memory of Harry Hutchinson and Jack Byerly, two founding members of the Lancaster County 8 Ball League.
Riverside Camping Association is one of the largest private clubs in Lancaster, maintaining membership at 2,500. The Association is committed to supporting local charities.
Jessica Laspino, CASA Executive Director, and Wanda Stoltzfus, CASA Director of Development and Communications were present to accept the checks.
Six years ago, the Lancaster County 8-Ball League approached CASA and offered to benefit Lancaster County’s most vulnerable children by naming CASA as the tournament charity partner. Since that first tournament, over $95,000.00 has been donated to CASA as tournament proceeds and matching funds.
Wanda Stoltzfus, CASA Director of Development and Communications stated, “This is the sixth year the Lancaster County 8-Ball League has selected CASA as the benefactor for the Harry Hutchinson – Jack Byerly Charity 8 Ball Tournament. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the Lancaster County 8-ball league and Riverside Camping Association.”
CASA of Lancaster County provides qualified and compassionate court appointed volunteer advocacy for children of abuse and neglect in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA volunteers believe that growing up in a safe home is a fundamental human right.
For information about being a part of the CASA movement, call 717-208-3280, email casa@CASAlancaster.org, or visit www.casalancaster.org.
Photo Caption (L to R): Jessica Laspino, CASA Executive Director; Chet Bouhl, Riverside Camping Association Trustee; Bob Mullens, Lancaster County 8-Ball League Past President; Darwin Smith, Riverside Camping Association Trustee; J.R. Barron, Lancaster County 8-Ball League Charity Tournament Director; Wanda Stoltzfus, CASA Director of Development and Communications; Rick "Rock” Rothweiler, Lancaster County 8-Ball League President and Riverside Camping Association President; Clint "Tiny” Murray, League Treasurer / Vice President.
Photo courtesy Ken King Photography