Lykins has held the golf outing for a number of years and originally donated the time and money to a national organization; however, moved the funds to the local CASA program in 2000.
On Oct. 31 Lykins presented a check of $37,000 to the advocacy organization. Over the past 13 years CASA has been the beneficiary and Lykins Oil Company has donated $365,830 to the program.
“Our program is successful because of businesses like Lykins, who support our program and the volunteers who work directly with the children of Clermont County,” CASA Executive Director Alison Royalty said. “We are grateful for their continued support and commitment to our program.”
CASA for Clermont Kids is a non-profit agency that advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians Ad Litem who independently work in the court system to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative. Last year the organization served 221 children and so far in 2013 even more children have been served by CASA.
The program survives on the generous community members like Lykins and the volunteers who provide excellent services to the victims of child abuse.