SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – 340 Blue pinwheels spun in the wind outside the Savannah Banana’s stadium Monday.
Savannah Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Savannah Bananas partnered to place the pinwheels in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month.
“It’s very important that the community remembers who’s the most vulnerable, and who’s more vulnerable than children in our community who have experienced abuse or neglect,” Kate Blair said, Executive Director of Savannah CASA. “No child should experience abuse and the trauma has the potential to last a lifetime. We must all come together and do our part to protect our community’s children from harm.”
Jesse and Emily Cole, owners of the Savannah Bananas baseball team and foster parents themselves, said it’s important to protect and support children who’ve experienced neglect and abuse.
“It reminds us of how much privilege we have in our lives, and we’re so honored to be able to walk alongside these families,” said Emily Cole.
Savannah CASA said that each pinwheel represents a child currently in foster care here in Chatham County. The pinwheels are also used to encourage the community to help prevent child abuse.
However, Savannah CASA said it doesn’t stop there, as they continue to recruit and train community volunteers to advocate and protect children in foster care.
Those interested in volunteering can sign up here.