Communities throughout the 7th come together to embrace the lightheartedness that is dodgeball and the seriousness that is CASA
Mrs. International 2013 is ready for some Dodgeball!
Montrose, CO, October 02, 2013 – A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who volunteers in Lake County, IL, Mrs. International 2013 Amy Gregorio will continue to promote her platform of raising awareness about child abuse and neglect through the CASA organization, for which she serves as a member of their speaker’s bureau and as a national ambassador. Gregorio became passionate about her platform during her time covering crimes against children as a news reporter.
“My new title offers me enormous potential to reach so many more people about the importance of child abuse prevention and to enlist the support of others in the CASA program,” Gregorio said. A former award-winning television journalist, Gregorio has interviewed four U.S. presidents, has two Emmy nominations, and was voted “Best Reporter” by the Associated Press, with stories appearing nationally on CBS, CNN and FOX.
Poised and determined to help abused and neglected children during her reign, Gregorio will visit the Western Slope of Colorado for a dodgeball fundraiser for CASA of the 7th Judicial District on November 1-2. Her appearance will help bring national attention and regional support to the local CASA program.
The CASA 2013 Dodgeball Tournament will host adult, middle school, and high school competitions on November 2, at Centennial Middle School in Montrose. Vendor booths are available the day of the tournament ($25 for nonprofits, $50 for businesses). To register teams, visit www.MontroseRec.com. For information on the event and CASA’s child advocacy efforts, visit www.casa7jd.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (970) 249-0337. For information about the National CASA Association, visit www.casaforchildren.org.
The Mrs. International Pageant is the only platform-based system and is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss International and Miss Teen International competitions. Mrs. International showcases married women 21 to 56-years-old and includes their husbands as an integral part of the event. For more information, visit www.mrsinternational.com.
Mrs. International 2013, Amy Gregorio, will visit the Western Slope November 1-2, to attend the 2013 CASA Dodgeball Tournament. She will promote her platform of raising awareness about child abuse and neglect through the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) organization, for which she serves as a member of their speaker’s bureau and as a national ambassador. Gregorio became passionate about her platform because of her time covering crimes against children as a news reporter. For tournament information, visit www.casa7jd.org.
Save the Date!
November 2nd at Centennial Middle School in Montrose, CO!
This year’s event has expanded to include adult, middle school, and high school competitions, and high-energy, diverse events the evening before—“Dodgeball Tournament Eve”—on November 1st. Montrose will be hosting visitors from the six-county area and serve as the hub for this two-day, family-friendly, fun event!
Save your six-person team spot now! Only sixteen adult teams, eight middle school teams, and eight high school teams are available for the entire six-county region. Team registration is $150 and includes event t-shirts for all six players.
Click here to view the tournament rules.
We’re challenging teams to come together with pledges to sponsor a CASA child for a year–that’s just $200 in pledges per team member! We’re confident teams will want to “grab life by the ball” and help CASA serve more kids!
Click here to view the participant pledge form.
To register online, visit www.MontroseRec.com. Click the “Register Online” tab at the left. Enter the appropriate code for the tournament you wish to enter: adult (6598); high school (6597), and middle school (6596). Questions? Please call the Montrose Rec District at (970) 249-7705.
To register in person, click here to download the registration form. Hand-deliver your completed registration to the Aquatic Center at 25 Colorado Ave, Montrose, CO.
With 192 players participating from throughout the region, we’re excited for local businesses to support the event!
Vendor booths are available for the day of the Tournament, with discounts for nonprofit vendors. Click here to download the booth vendor/exhibitor form.
- Businesses: $50
- Nonprofits: $25
For more information call (970) 249-0337 or email to email@example.com.
Dodgeball Tournament Week & Eve Events
All in the name of fun—and all for CASA kids
On Tuesday, October 29, get in the dodgeball spirit! Head over to our Community Tap Night at Horsefly Brewing Company! A dodgeball costume contest will round out the night—get a feel for how well your costume might fare for Saturday’s Tournament costume contests!
On Friday, November 1—countdown to the Tournament!
What to do? What to do?
- Get your holiday shopping started at First Friday Downtown Stroll & Holiday Open House along Historic Main Street!
- Get in the dodgeball spirit by taking in a screening of the movie!
- Horsefly Brewing Company at 846 E Main St
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 1319 S Townsend Ave
- For an active evening, click here for information about the 5k Fun Run, organized by the San Juan Mountain Runners to benefit CASA!
- Is playing dodgeball an “Impossible Dream”? Does live theater call to you? Let our Magic Circle Players entertain you as they celebrate opening night of Man of La Mancha. Call (970) 249-7838 for availability.
- Dude, are you looking for something more…cosmic? Try Cosmic Bowling at the Rose Bowl from 10pm-midnight. Info at (970)249-4348.
Where to stay? Where to stay?
- Campgrounds at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park are open year round! Info at (9970) 249-1914 ext 423, or online at www.nps.gov/blca.
- After viewing the movie in their Apex Room, check in to Holiday Inn Express & Suites for the night. Info at (970) 240-1800–be sure to mention CASA for a discounted rate!