“Awesome program that helped my daughter realize what she could do, helped us as parents see what she could do, helped the volunteers see what she could do, helped those watching see what she could do. Profound success.”
This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 - 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!
Event LocationClear Lake
Spokane, Washington (map)
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2017 Event Report:
What an amazing day with friends who are irreplaceable. A special thank you to Jay Worden and Pamela Worden. They drove two hours and spent an additional nine hours prepping and cooking the most amazing fish and chips that we have ever had. They prepared homemade tarter sauce, fresh cut fries, and sea bass fish and chips for all of the volunteers at the fish fry on the Friday night before the event. On Saturday , numerous people volunteered to help with shore fishing, boat fishing, barbecuing, and taking pictures for special plaques that were presented to the kids. There were many people who came out to help register kids and their families, prepare a great lunch, present awards and give families the opportunity go fishing. This event was so much more than a day of fishing. It was a day for the kids to just be kids and forget about their troubles for a little while as they spent time with their families. It was a chance for us to remember how blessed we are and to put things in perspective. I believe after more than two decades of teaching, that we all receive more from being around special kids with special needs that we could ever give them. Darrel Startin was the main person in charge of getting things organized. Not sure what we would have done without him, although we had to find it out the hard way after he had to leave to get stitches at urgent care in the middle of the event #accidentprone. Rita and Nathan Shaber were champs at taking pictures and printing them off for plaques that were awarded to each child. We had several people prepare a BBQ lunch for the kids and their families. Robert Anderberg put together tackle boxes along with John Thrasher. David Dunn and Charlie King secured the facility and drove the pontoon boats. Tracy Dunn helped with registration and the Gambles helped with boats, life jackets and check in. Brett Lauderdale and Lisa Lauderdale brought produce and helped out with the BBQ. Jay Yelas was such a kind and humble executive director for the C.A.S.T. for Kids. He is truly about the kids. I can’t wait to do this again next year. #Godisgood
2014 Event Report:
This year’s event was a huge success! Many families returned and new families joined us for a beautiful day of fishing at Clear Lake on the Fairchild Airforce Base. After spending time on the water catching some fish, everyone joined for an Awards Ceremony and a BBQ lunch put on by the Northeast Kiwanis Club.
Comments from past events:
“My son gets to fish with us and his grandparents. This event for him means so much to him more because it makes him feel special and important. He has someone he doesn’t know taking a whole day just to do something with him and who is really trying to understand him and who he is. It makes such a memorable and amazing impact on him. Thank you so much!!” –Parent, Clear Lake event, 2014
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Forster Financial, Lews, Flambeau, Outdoor Recreation Fairchild AFB