On Saturday, Jan. 17, more than 400 people attended the 28th annual Family & Children’s Place Caper event at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The party, which followed the University of Louisville vs. Duke men’s basketball game, featured a silent auction that included items such as U of L and University of Kentucky quilts, spa treatments, gift baskets, computer tablets and other items. A handful of local restaurants provided a delicious variety of food and desserts, and children and adults tested their skills at free throws, footballs tosses and cornhole.
Former U of L Coach Denny Crum visited with friends and fans and posed for “selfies,” and guests were treated to a visit from and autograph session with members of U of L’s men’s basketball team.
Funds raised through Caper support critical programs and services for child survivors of abuse and their families, a need that is greater now than ever before in the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana areas where we work. Annually, F&CP provides help and support to more than 6,500 children and families, and every dollar raised at Caper and other agency events help create bigger, better and brighter futures for Metro Louisville kids suffering violence, abuse and neglect.