KANSAS CITY, Mo - Abused or neglected children in Jackson County are getting an extra boost, thanks to a local radio host.
In November, Nycki Pace, radio host on 99.7 The Point, competed on the game show Let's Ask America. She chose Jackson County CASA as her beneficiary.
Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helps abused or neglected children in the court system. CASA volunteers serve as a voice for these children, looking out for their well-being when their families are a part of the court system.
Martha Gershun is the executive director for Jackson County CASA. She said this is the first time this organization has been featured on national television.
Pace won $1,000 on the show and the check arrived at Jackson County CASA this week.
Gershun said the money will go to the Youngest Victims program, to support children, birth to 5-years-old, who cannot speak for themselves.
Pace can be heard on 99.7 The Point from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
Let's Ask America can be seen weeknights on 41 Action News at 6:30 p.m.
To learn more about Jackson County CASA and how you can volunteer or help the program, visit www.jacksoncountycasa-mo.org .