Family Advocate’s CYA Program hosts “magical” Bowl-a-Thon

By: Family Advocates Last Updated: February 3, 2020

More than 82 bowlers showed up to give their support to Family Advocate’s annual fundraiser for the Court Youth Advocate (CYA) program which helps struggling youth in La Porte County. The event is held annually in conjunction with National Mentoring Month which has been proclaimed for January. This year’s theme was Harry Potter, using the tagline “The Magic is in our Choices” and reinforces the efforts of the program to help impact youth to understand the impact of their decisions.

Community support included Event Sponsors: Friedman & Associates, Swanson Center, Edward Jones and Maple City Dentistry; Lane Sponsors: MC Garage Door, Albano’s Villa, Sauers Automotive, General Insurance Services, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Leroy’s Hot Stuff as well as T-shirt Sponsors: La Porte Jimmy Johns, Duneland Media, Boss Industries, Long Beach Realty and La Porte County Councilman Mike Rosenbaum. Door award donors included: Pizza Hut, Wana Pizza, Marco’s Pizza, Wilson’s Barbershop, Family Express, Starbuck’s, and Portofino’s.

La Porte middle school students calling their team “The Wolfpack” won the coveted traveling trophy for raising the most money for the event. The individual youth who raised the most money for the event was Dylan Fritzen with the adult raising the most money was Cheryl Seitz. These winners received a basket filled with fun prizes for each.

The mission of a CYA is to support youth who have been involved with the juvenile court and acts as support for youth at a difficult time as well as helping to promote better choices and personal growth. What we do matters so please consider becoming a hero to help children and youth who are appointed to both CASA and CYA programs. For more information, please visit or call 219.324.3385 to help a youth who needs you.