ABC7 San Francisco News Anchor Dan Ashley’s 4th Annual Rock the CASA benefit concert will rock the house again, this time with Melissa Etheridge on Saturday, March 3 at the Lesher Center for the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek.
Rock The CASA is a labor of love for Ashley – combining his passions in music, philanthropy, community, and helping children. The annual Rock the CASA benefit concert has raised over $150k to support CASA of Contra Costa County and Friends of Camp Concord with sold out concerts that have featured Eddie Money, REO Speedwagon, and Cheap Trick. Ashley’s own band, Push, opens each concert.
CASA provides volunteers to serve children placed into foster care system because of abuse or neglect at home. Each year nearly 1000 youth, from ages up to 21 come into the foster care system and are under the court’s care because they are unable to live safely at home. On average CASA serves 150 of the toughest cases or 15% of these at-risk youths.
Friends of Camp Concord sends hundreds of under-served children to summer camp at lake Tahoe each year. the concert splits the proceeds evenly between the two according to the rockthecoasa.org website.
It’s a good cause, a great concert, and an exceptional community philanthropy effort from an individual. Tickets are on sale now and range from $100- $250. For more information, go to rockthecasa.org.