Thanks to hundreds of generous participants, sponsors and donors, the FBI Oregon Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBICAAA) Human Traffic Committee raised a grand total of $11,000 at its 6th Annual Bowl-A-Thon held on March 10, 2018 in Beaverton, Oregon.
This year’s sold-out event brought members of the Citizens Academy, friends and family together to raise funds that go toward the prevention of human trafficking and survivor rescue and reintegration.
Each year, the FBICAA Oregon Board votes on which organizations to support, dividing proceeds across three causes: education, rescue and reintegration. Funds raised at our 6th Annual Bowl-A-Thon will go to two important organizations in the fight against U.S. sex trafficking: the EPIK Project and Safety Compass.
The EPIK Project
Founded in 2012, the EPIK Project is a 501(c)3 grassroots strategy created to bring men to the fight against sex trafficking in America. You can learn more about the EPIK Project from EPIK Program Director Justin Euteneier, EPIK founder Tomas Perez and EPIK volunteer Rodger Seid at the FBICAAA Oregon General Meeting on Thursday April 26.
Safety Compass is a culturally specific advocacy service for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation in Oregon. This valuable organization offers free and confidential, in-person support for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex-trafficking, online support for families of missing and chronically exploited youth and adults, specialized training for professionals and community members, and advocacy during law enforcement interviews.
FBICAAA Oregon board members to whom we owe thanks for organizing this successful event include co-chairs Pat Sturr and Katharyn Thompson, Board President Claude Laviano, Treasurer Michael Thompson, communications and media relations director Maggie Jessup, Ron Weber, Dean Herman and FBI liaison Antonia Fabian-Kreamier.
Organizers would like to thank Sunset Lanes staff, bowlers, cash donors, and those who donated items for the raffle and silent auction, including:
Did you attend the 2018 Bowl-A-Thon? See photos of this year’s event at www.pdxbowlathon.com.
Oregon FBICAAA Human Trafficking Committee is seeking participants, sponsors and raffle prize donors to help with next year’s event. Those who would like to participate, donate to the committee, sponsor a team or donate an item for raffle can contact Oregon FBICAA Board Treasurer Michael Thompson at [hidden email].
To get involved with The EPIK Project, email [hidden email].
To get involved with Safety Compass, email [hidden email].