Forty five guests filled the dinning room at Chimney Park Restaurant and Bar to raise funds for CASA of Larimer County.

(Windsor, CO) – On Monday November 5th, 2018 forty-five community supporters attended the Chef Legacy Wine Dinner; a sold out exclusive fine dining experience at Windsor’s Chimney Park Restaurant & Bar. The event was a benefit for CASA of Larimer County.  “We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented chefs and staff at Chimney Park Restaurant to create a memorable dining experience as we celebrate the impact one person can have when they are willing to peruse their passions,” stated Sabrina Stoker, Executive Director of CASA of Larimer County.

Chefs Jason Schaeffer & John Gutierrez.

The one night only menu featured high end wines paired with signature dishes inspired by chefs such as Thomas Keller, Alice Waters, Alain Ducasse and raised $26,000 for children healing from abuse. “We are proud to help support CASA and use such a unique fundraising opportunity to give back,” said Jason Schaeffer, chef and owner of Chimney Park Restaurant & Bar.  “Having our chefs use inspirational chefs and recipes to create this dinner was an exciting process.  We really appreciate the turn out and support!”

CASA of Larimer County is a local member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association.  Nationwide nearly 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer dedicated to their case, vulnerable children have someone by their side, speaking up for their best interests.

Eric Busta, Sabrina Stoker, Deb Campbell, Kevin Campbell, Lori Long Busta

In Larimer County, each year there are over 550 children in the courts and child welfare system are in need of an advocate.  “This year alone we have provided a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer to over 230 local children but over 300 children will go without a CASA volunteer due to a lack of resources,” said Stoker. The Chef Legacy Wine Dinner benefit helped to raise awareness for the ongoing need for financial contributions and volunteers.

For information about supporting CASA of Larimer County’s mission to be a voice in court for abused and neglected children or to learn more about volunteering, visit us at www.casalarimer.com.

For additional information contact Rhiannon Tovani at 970-488-1634 and/or rhiannon@casalarimer.com.