“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 LocationLake Shasta
Shasta, California (map)
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Volunteers started arriving around 6:30 and we started getting tent, tables, and chairs set up. We had coffee, cookies, and muffins donated, so volunteers could keep warm and fed. Set up went very smoothly and between 7:30-8 the boaters began arriving and launching their boats. Poles were being put together and tackle boxes were getting stuffed. All boaters had their numbers and were waiting for children at 8:15. Participants began arriving shortly thereafter and after being matched with their boaters they went and had their pictures taken. After pictures, boaters and children headed out fishing! We had a few no-shows but had boaters stick around which worked out great as we had one family show up very late, and an unregistered family we were able to accommodate as well. Jim was in contact with the CHP and had police cars and their chipmunk mascot set up to greet the children and hand out stickers. Cal-Fire brought out an engine and handed out “Jr. Firefighter” helmets to the children and allowed them to climb in the engine. The local Action News came out and interviewed children and Jim, and ran a great story on the local news. A wonderful volunteer organization brought out their mobile grill to cook all of the food, and the food line went as smoothly as possible. Afterwards, we made announcements on the loudspeaker and each of the children came up to receive their plaque and the boaters spoke about their day. Most of the children caught fish and they were beyond excited!! The smiles and stories were being shared amongst the participants! After the children left, the crew of volunteers broke everything down and packed it all up! We couldn’t have asked for a better event! We can’t wait for next year!
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Hutchins Inc., Bridge Bay Marina, Coca Cola, Les Schwab Tires, Steve’s Custom Fishing Rods, Harrison’s Marine and RV, Ron Harmon Painting, Connected Electric, Woods Construction, Arbonne, The Cozy Critter, Addy Electric Inc. , Keller Lumber Sales, Signarama, Lews, Flambeau