Superheroes take over the Domain to benefit CASA

Families don costumes for superhero run benefiting abused, neglected kids (Frank Martinez, KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Superheroes took over at the Domain Sunday for the 8th Annual CASA Superhero Run.

It includes a 5K, a kids’ 1K, an obstacle course, costume contests and photo booths.

The event benefits CASA and its volunteers, who advocate in court for children entering the foster care system.

Organizers say those kids and superheroes have a lot in common.

“Superman was raised by his aunt and uncle. Wonder Woman was raised by a punch of Amazonian women after being made out of clay. Superheroes did not grow up with normal family settings, just like the kids in foster care that CASA serves,” said Callie Langford, CASA director of communications.

KXAN’s sister station, the CW Austin, is a proud sponsor of the event.

CASA said their goal was to raise $200,000 with the run.

They are always looking for new volunteers, if you are interested visit www.casatravis.org/volunteer.