“They’re treated with care and respect and it really shows.” – Parent, Hagg Lake
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 LocationHagg Lake
Forest Grove, Oregon (map)
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2017 Event Recap:
Beautiful sunny skies and calm conditions greeted 40 participants and their families as they arrived at Hagg Lake for the 18th annual Hagg Lake CAST for Kids. Only 1 child failed to catch a fish, and many reported stellar fish catches. Several new boat captains joined veteran CAST boat captains, for a total of 27 boats. The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club once again cooked hamburgers and hotdogs for a lunch that was very tasty! Hot, fresh Krispy Crème donuts and Starbucks coffee were enjoyed by all as they arrived on the scene. Two members of the Gaston Fire Dept. helped load and unload participants and families from their boats. The local sheriff was also on hand with their boat in the water for the entire event. There were no incidents or injuries.
2016 Event Recap:
Beautiful, sunny weather with no wind and a high of 72 greeted the 43 participants and their families as they arrived for the C.A.S.T. for Kids event on Hagg Lake to fish with the 36 volunteer boat captains. The fishing was good with a wide variety of fish caught, only 3 kids were unable to land a fish. Tons of shore volunteers helped make this a very smooth event. This was the 17th annual C.A.S.T. for Kids on Hagg Lake, and probably the best yet!
A Mom’s Thanks (after 2013 event):
“I am writing about the event that took place at Hagg Lake in Oregon! My son is 15 and he has Autism and he does not do very well in certain outside activities but he goes to this event every year and has the best time in the world! He was smiling all day long! Capt. John was amazing with him, patient, loving and kind, something my son does not get from people that do not know him! Usually when we get home from going to town he is frazzled because of all the sounds, people and lights but that day he came home relaxed, smiling and just loving life! I wish that he was like this all the time so he would not have to suffer so much! I just wanted to thank you for everything that you all did for the kids on that day! Its a very beautiful thing that you do for them and their families! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! You all ROCK in my book!”
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Bureau of Reclamation, Oregon Bass and Panfish club, The Bass Federation of Oregon, Hillsboro/Forest Grove Kiwanis, Bass Federation Nation Oregon, Washington County Oregon, Gaston Fire Dept., Lews, Flambeau, Albertina Kerr Foster Home, Washington County Disabled Youth, Albertina Kerr Foster Home, Washington County, Dept. of Developmental Disabilities, Northwest Pediatric PT