Skydiving Event Raises Money For Benton County Children’s Advocacy Center

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BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -- The 6th annual Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County skydive took place Saturday (August 8).

The first skydiver took to the skies over Northwest Arkansas around 9 a.m. For each person that made the jump, at least $1,000 was donated to the advocacy center.

Martial arts instructor Adam O'Connor decided to take the leap for a good cause.

"It is a win-win situation," he said. "We win because it is an exciting event, the spectators win cause they get to come out and see what we do, but most importantly the children and all the volunteers and helpers at CAC, they are the ones that benefit the most."

The Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County opened in 2000. It serves as a safe place for children in the area who are sexually or physically abused.