Kappa Alpha Theta raises more than $500 for national Court Appointed Special Advocates program

Rock the Casbah… er… CASA Pantheon, of Lawrence, was one of three groups who participated in a battle of the bands as Kappa Alpha Theta’s second-annual Rock the CASA event.

Marian Lacey

The ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta presented the second annual Rock the CASA Saturday, Sept. 8. CASA, which is their philanthropy, stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

A CASA helps children who are either in foster homes or have been abused have a voice in the court system. The CASA, who is appointed by the judge, will speak for the child in court if they are not able to do so. The event started 3 p.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m.

“We had a great turn out from the Greek system,” said Emily Charles, who is the vice president of public relations.

The event, which was held at the Kappa Alpha Theta house, consisted of volleyball, free food, a drawing for an acoustic guitar and a battle of the bands of sorts. The bands that competed in this contest were Pantheon, The Implants and By the Book. These bands came from Lawrence, Kansas City and Topeka, respectively. By the Book were the winners of the contest. The acoustic guitar was given by Manning Music.

The Theta ladies raised $518.32 for their philanthropy.

“We had a ton of sponsors,” said Charles. “We were also very lucky to have Ryan Bishop on sound. He did a great job.”