ASHLAND – Ahoy Mates! A local child advocacy center is requesting all hands on deck for a pirate-themed cruise casting out of the Port of Ashland with the mission of raising funds for child survivors of sexual abuse.
Hope's Place, a regional children's advocacy center for child survivors of sexual abuse, will be hosting the Second Annual Pirate Cruise on Saturday, July 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The cruise will take place aboard the Cincinnati Belle, and feature hors d'oeuvres, a catered dinner, entertainment, and open bar. Participants are encouraged to wear pirate attire.
Tickets can be purchased at Hope's Place, or by emailing Tiffany Jobe at email@example.com. Tickets are $150 for an individual and $275 for a couple.
“The Pirate Cruise is a fun community event, but most importantly, the funds raised at this event provide much needed services for sexually abused children in the Tri-State area,” said Hope's Place Executive Director Lisa Phelps. “This fundraiser allows us to continue to provide quality services, free of charge, to area children and their non-offending caregivers who have been affected by sexual abuse.”
For more information, or to inquire about available sponsorship opportunities, please call Jobe at (606) 325-4737.
Hope’s Place, located at 1100 Greenup Ave., provides specialized medical exams, forensic interviews, counseling, and advocacy services to children who have been sexually abused, said a press release.