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May 22, 2022
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Our inaugural 2022 event, Kayak for CASA will take place on Big Wheeling Creek. Our goal is to promote our CASA organization by showcasing the recreational waterways of Marshall & Ohio County, WV.

Kayakers will purchase tickets for a supported float from Coal Bridge (Marshall Co) to Italian American Club in Elm Grove.

Our event will include Yoga in the morning, available transport to the launch site along with a family fun event at the end of the ride that will include food trucks and live music!

Day of Event Schedule

9:00 A.M. Yoga instructed by Joelle Moray

10:00 A.M. Water Safety Course instructed by Darlene Stuckey and Janna Gordon

10:30 A.M. Lunch Break- Brunchie Barista/Transportation to starting point of float begins.

Kayak Float from the Coal Bridge, Marshall County to Wheeling’s Italian American Club.

Following the Float there will be:

Food Trucks- Southpaw Eatz

Tripps Fun Zone

Live Music

*Transportation and Kayak Rentals will be provided the day of by South Paw Outfitters. Please note in your registration if you will be needing Transportation or Renting a Kayak for the event. These two options will be an additional charge not included with the ticket fee and will be due during the time of the event.

Sponsors for Event:

Main Street Bank.

AD Baker Homes

Southpaw Outfitters

CASA for Children, a local, non-profit organization that trains community members to become Court Appointed Special Advocates who will speak up for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Courts of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties. CASA volunteers review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. Judges rely heavily on this fact-based testimony to make a more informed decision on the child’s future.

When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them:
• Time in dependent care is reduced
• Delinquency is less likely
• The Child has a better chance to bond with a permanent home.