Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) is one of six Santa Barbara area nonprofits in the running to be the 2014 beneficiary of the Santa Barbara Triathlon.

The winning nonprofit will receive all event proceeds, a goal set at $50,000, raised by participating athletes and volunteers. The presenting sponsor of the Santa Barbara Triathlon is Montecito Bank & Trust. Montecito Bank & Trust continually showcases their committement to giving back to the community though their unique giving programs and generosity.

The goal of CASA is to prevent abused, neglected, and abandoned children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system. The impact that Court Appointed Special Advocates make on the trajectory of an abused and neglected child’s future is incredible – and measurable. There are countless stories of how a volunteer advocate provided a young heart and mind with the hope for a better tomorrow.

“We have notified our supporters of this great opportunity, encouraging them to go online and vote for us. This funding will help us serve more abused and neglected children in Santa Barbara County by training fifty new CASA volunteers!” said Kim Davis, executive director for CASA.

Vote before November 30, 2013.

Votes can be accepted online at and at local branches of Montecito Bank & Trust.

For more information contact Tara Gross at (805) 739-9102 ext. 2595 or email