CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — CASA of Vermilion and Edgar Counties is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Night at the Races is March 23, at Turtle Run, in Danville.
Patrons bet on pre-recorded horse races for a chance to win prizes. Organizers say the event usually brings in about 20% of CASA’s annual budget.
This year, leaders hope to raise $40,000. The money helps the organization represent kids in the court system who are victims of abuse or neglect.
Both Vermilion and Edgar counties are in the top ten for abuse and neglect rates in Illinois.