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Leap of Faith fundraiser set

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance will hold a tandem skydiving event on Saturday, April 5, at the Clinton Municipal Airport to raise money for abused children in the community.

The alliance, which is a nonprofit operation between the Children’s Advocacy Alliance Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 20th Judicial District, is holding the innovative fund-raising event with the help of community members who volunteer to skydive to raise money for the organization. The event is open to the public. Volunteer jumpers pay a non-refundable deposit.

Jumpers who register to make the tandem jumps collect sponsorships for their jump and have a personalized sponsorship page to aid in their effort. Each jumper is required to raise at least $500; $1,000 is the goal.

Ozark Skydive Center of Lawrence County, Mo., promises a safe tandem jump for anyone brave enough to volunteer for this charitable event.

Before jumps, the tandem instructor gives jumpers a short instruction session that will explain all technical and safety

details. Jumpers have an expert strapped to their back and will receive a DVD of their Leap of Faith.

“This will be a fun and exciting way for community members to be involved, as well as raise money to help support our organization,” said Tess Fletcher, advocacy center director.

Anyone who would like to participate in the Leap of Faith as divers must be at least 18 years old and weigh less than 230 pounds. They must register and pay the $100 non-refundable deposit before the March 1 deadline.

For more information or to register for the Leap of Faith online go to or call (501) 328-3347.

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