CASA Kane County to host annual Children’s Champion Celebration next month

CASA Kane County will host the annual Children’s Champion Celebration on Saturday, March 4, at the Q Center, 1405 S. Fifth Ave. in St. Charles.

According to a news release, this year’s theme is “Be the Lighthouse In a Child’s Storm.”

“We believe that every individual has the power to shine light into the darkness for children in our community who have experienced abuse and neglect. Each of us, in our own way, has the extraordinary ability to change a child’s story,” Jim Di Ciaula, executive director of CASA Kane County, said in the release.

The event will feature silent and live auctions, a grand raffle, formal dinner, VIP upgrade options, complimentary professional photos, musical entertainment and dancing to the music of Soda, according to the release.

Auction items include several trips, tickets to an Andrea Bocelli concert evening with dinner at Carmine’s, a “rooftop party” at the Graceful Ordinary, a number of golf experiences, as well as packages from many local establishments, according to the release.

Winning Grand Raffle tickets will be drawn at the event. Winners need not be present to win.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20 or seven for $100.

Tickets to attend the gala are $250 a person

To purchase raffle tickets or tickets to attend the gala, call 630-232-4484 or visit

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Last year, more than 200 CASA volunteers served more than 600 children throughout Kane County. For information, visit