Comcast recently sponsored the Chairman Turner Fitness 5K Run/Walk at the Riverdale Town Center in Clayton County, Ga., in partnership with the Clayton County Board of Commissioners. The race benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Classie Mae Turner Scholarship Fund.
CASA members are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of children involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings. The ultimate goal of a CASA volunteer is to ensure children have a safe, permanent home. The friends of Clayton County CASA (FCCC), a non-profit organization, was established in 1998 to help support the Clayton County CASA program with fund raising, volunteer recruitment and public awareness efforts.
The Late Classie Mae Turner is the mother of Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Turner. Ms. Turner was a strong believer in higher education and felt that every child should have an opportunity to attend college. A scholarship fund was established in her name, which provides financial support to college bound students in Clayton County.