“I saw firsthand that kids who otherwise had challenges with things like focus and concentration thrived with both when challenged with the prospect of catching a fish. I also saw kids getting over their fears right in front of me as they worked to understand the natural world.” – Shore Volunteer, Lake Washington
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 Washington
Renton, Washington (map)
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2017 Event Report:
An overwhelming number of boat captains (42) joined us this year to take out 33 kids and their families fishing on the waters of Lake Washington. We also had two new volunteer groups that added fabulous help on shore – a big thanks to the Northwest University Softball Team and the Valley Medical nurses group. Many fish were caught, including a 4-pound bass! Wow! Lunch included awesome fish cookies for the kids, and the SeaGals joined us again for the award ceremony to celebrate the kids.
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Comments from our past events:
“I just wanted to send a message and thank the organizers, volunteers, boat owners, grill masters and everyone who put on this amazing event. My son, Wolfie LOVED it!!! I can’t tell you what a huge impact this has made on his life. The boat he got to ride on was a speed boat and they got to take a spin around the lake in addition to fishing. He thought that was incredible. Please pass on my many thanks for making such a wonderful day for my son. I dare say he got to experience for 2 hours “being normal”. Best Wishes from a grateful mom!” – Parent, 2015 Lake Washington event
“You guys are awesome I am so happy to report that my son went fishing with your organization on Lake Washington this past weekend and let me tell you he had such a great time that he can’t stop talking about it. He caught 37 fish that day he was also interviewed by a news station and was able to pose for a picture with the Seahawks cheerleaders. You guys made his year!!!!!! Thank you to all those volunteers and sponsors and of course your organization. For opening up your hearts to everyone. Thank You.” –Parent, Lake Washington event, 2014
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Renton Kiwanis, Auburn Sports & Marine, City of Renton, Jimmy Johns, Meridian-Kent Kiwanis, Puget Sound Anglers – South King County Chapter, Sea Gals, The Next Curve, Smith Brothers Farms, Starbucks Coffee Company, Western Bass Club, Volkswagen Puyallup, Flambeau, Lew’s