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Karen Swartz Memorial 5K


Sat October 14 2017
Karen Swartz Memorial 5K
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Location: Rossford, OH US 43460 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only
Events
EventTimePriceDetails
5K Run/Walk
Time
8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Price
$25
Price increases September 24, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
1 Mile Family Walk
Time
8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT
Price
$15
Price increases September 24, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Rossford Rec Center 400 Dixie Highway
Rossford, OH US 43460
Description

This community event is to commemorate the memory of Karen Swartz. After Swartz retired from education at Rossford Schools in 1995, she became a CASA/GAL volunteer and advocated for numerous children as a CASA volunteer. She became the Volunteer Coordinator in 1998 until she retired in 2005.


Swartz served as the Interim Director for a few months in 2000. She mentored many CASA/GAL volunteers on being an effective advocate and her actions had positive impact on many children in Wood County. Her words and actions offered insight to the work she did on behalf of children and families.


The mission of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Guardian ad litem Program (GAL) is to recruit, train, guide, monitor and maintain qualified volunteers. CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children who are before the court as a result of abuse, neglect and dependency. CASA/GAL volunteers serve as an independent voice throughout the juvenile court proceedings, until a safe and permanent home is found for each child.

All participants will receive a shirt if they pre-register, and as available on race day.  

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