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Columbine Victim’s Father to Speak at CAPS Dinner

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Columbine Victim’s Father to Speak at CAPS Dinner


Tickets are now on sale for the 5th annual Every Child Matters Dinner.

The evening aims to connect the community to child abuse prevention and intervention work completed by CAPS staff in eight programs.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn, and will begin with a social hour from 5-6 pm. The plated, steak dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and CAPS Executive Director, Lori Blake, will share an agency update before the featured speaker begins. Tickets are $40 per person or $250 for a table of 8. Tickets may be purchased online , by calling the CAPS office at 785-825-4493 or mailing a check to CAPS, 155 N Oakdale, Ste. 200, Salina, KS 67401 by Monday.

The featured speaker is Darrell Scott, the founder of the Rachel’s Challenge program. Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the
life and writings of his daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.

Scott has spoken to more than five million people in live settings around the world, not counting the millions he has spoken to through programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, CNN, and the Today Show. He has authored or co-authored five books and meets with politicians and educators regularly concerning issues of school violence. October is Bullying Prevention Month, so reflecting on Columbine 20 years later is befitting of CAPS work with students in this area.