“We never thought fishing was a possibility for our son. Thank you for making it possible! He loved it!”

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Not all locations are conducive to hosting boating events. This event gives participants the opportunity to fish from shore.

Event Location

Lake Calaveras
San Antonio, Texas (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Jim Behnken




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2016 Event Report:

Saturday, May 14, 2016 brought us all together for our 14th annual event on Calaveras Lake. Once again CPS Energy went above and beyond to help us make this a successful event for the 27 children who attended despite the 60% chance of rain in the forecast. A special thanks to Karen Sanders and Rudy Guerreo who both worked so hard to make sure the kids had everything they’d need. John Dennis and Jimmy Cordova of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Deptartment had stocked 600 channel catfish Friday, so it was not a matter of if the kids were going to catch fish in the cove we netted off, it was more a question of how many! As suspected, fish were caught by every child with the highest number reported 24 catfish. All were released back into the lake after a photo was snapped of the kids with in many cases was their first ever catch. After a couple hours of fishing, many children opted to go for boat rides which were given out by volunteer boaters. A delicious lunch was grilled up by the CPS employees. Awards were handed out and everything was broken down and put away before the rains hit the site. All in all, perfection once again!

2015 Event Report by Jim Behnken:

Saturday, June 6 was a beautiful day at Calaveras Lake Park just south of San Antonio Texas. It was there that the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation in conjunction with CPS energy hosted 37 children from the “Any Baby Can” organization.

The children enjoyed catching many catfish provided by the Texas Parks and wildlife department. We also had games, piñata’s, and a falconer was there with his peregrine falcon which many of the children enjoyed.

As always, volunteers are never a problem for this event. We had more than 110 people helping out with the event. CPS energy provided to delicious lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs.

Every child caught fish, with a few of them catching more than 30 catfish.

We are already ready to do this again next year!

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

CPS Energy,  Hill and Wilkinson General Contractors, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Careco TV, Boerne Marine, Shipley Donuts, Thousand Trails Management, Patriot Guide Service, Sloan Investment Management, Jones Transportation, MLR Trucking, Jim Edwards, Ray Hanselman, Jay Grieshaw, Charles Whited, James Bendele, Carlos Oliveres, Calvin Hudson, Jimmy Steed, John Adami;, Steve Hummert Family, Belltec, Texas Farm Bureau agent Steve Key, Lee Hoffpauir GMC, Flambeau, Lews, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Matt and Marti Ridings

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