“Our Captain was GREAT, he took the time to talk to our child (9 yrs) who had many questions. He answered them all; he was calm and patient with him the entire time…” – Parent, Silverwood 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 LocationSilverwood Lake
Hesperia, California (map)
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2017 Event Recap:
Cooler and cloudy weather than expected did not deter the 26 children of special needs who came out to the California department of Water Resources sponsored event on Lake Silverwood California on Saturday May 6, 2017. 18 spirited boater volunteers shuttled the children out onto the lake for a morning of fishing. Trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill weather for dominant species brought back in at the end of the morning. Each child was awarded a plaque, new rod and reel, and new tacklebox for their efforts. After a delicious lunch, and award ceremony followed where the children recognized for their efforts on the water. Thanks go out to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make this event and outstanding success year after year.
A quote from a parent:
“Thank you all again for an experience that my kids are still talking about! They are now pretending to be in the Huck Finn story, toting their tackle boxes wherever they go! It was an honor to be invited again! Thank you all so much for all you do to bring smiles to our kiddo’s faces!”
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
California Department of Water Resources, California Department of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Fish and Game, California State Parks, Lancaster Masonic Lodge 437 F.&A.M., Lews Rod and Reels, Flambeau, Silverwood Lake, Mohave River Natural History Association, Starbucks, and Stater Bros, Big 5 Sporting goods, Silverwood Lake Marina, Perris Valley Bass Anglers, Sun Country Bass Masters, Perris Bassmasters. Lake Perris staff
Inland Regional Center, GATES Resources Network, Rolling Start Inc. and DSALA (Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles)