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“These events are so empowering for the kids. I love to see the smiles and kiddos’ boost of confidence. ” – Boat Captain, Lake Murray, OK
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 LocationLake Murray
Ardmore, Oklahoma (map)
Boater Contact & Sponsorship Chairman
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2016 Event Recap
The morning began cool and crisp with winds of about 15 miles an hour. The weather warmed rapidly however, and it turned out to be a fantastic day in all regards. Steven Perkins, Jason Midkiff, and Ashley Rudd did a fantastic job getting this inaugural event off the ground. We had families come from as far as 2 1/2 hours to attend this event. A total of 16 children of needs were shown the time of their lives fishing, boating, and hunting Easter eggs.
All of the participants and volunteers want to wish the family of Patrick Lewis, the manager of the Lake Murray Marina, our thoughts and prayers. Patrick, who was so excited to be a part of this event, was taken ill before the event and tragically passed away shortly after the event. His marina was a perfect place to hold the event. This was all for you Patrick. You will be missed my friend. More than 75% of the children caught their very first fish. Most were small-mouth bass, but there were two or three large-mouth bass caught as well.
Everyone became excited when television personality and Hall of Fame fisherman Jimmy Houston and his wife, Chris, came to the event to award the plaques to all of the children. Jimmy was all class as he had fun with children, parents, and volunteers.
And, last but certainly not least, we want to give a special thank you to Glenda Clipp who has done so much to support the children we proudly serve.
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Lake Murray Marina, Red River Riderz, Nelson Directional Drilling, Atlas Roofing Corp., South Central Oilfield Services, American Iron Riders M.C. Club, Jimmy and Chris Houston, Academy Outdoors, Flambeau, Lews