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“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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2016 Event Recap:
We had 23 kids and 8 boats. Only 4 boats caught fish, while the majority of the kids fished from the shore. One of the captains was an 8 year old boy who had a C.A.S.T logo on his jersey. He’s a bright young man, and we see him every year at this event! With Boat and Shore fishing, a great day was had by all thanks to all of our shore volunteers and boat captains!
2015 Event Recap:
September 19, 2015 saw a full field of 40 children attend this year’s event. The growth we have seen in this event the past several years has been a blessing. 30 boaters showed up with everything from bass boats to pontoon boats. This had the children fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, bluegill, and catfish. Success was had by many. Lots of stories were told at the luncheon and award ceremony that day. In addition to the children, and boaters, The California Department of Water Resources had more than 50 of their own people out there helping. Some of them came from hundreds of miles away from other district offices. Lunch was provided by the San Diego Off-Road Coalition. They did a magnificent job, despite driving many hours early in the morning to be there for the children.
Thanks to all who attended, volunteered, and donated to this year’s Cast For Kids event. Many thrills were had by some very special children.
We look forward to another fantastic event in 2016.
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., Zebco, Plano Tackle Systems, Silverwood Lake, San Diego Off-Road Coalition, Mohave River Natural History Association, Inland Regional Center, Boat Trackers, Bass Pro Shops, Starbucks, and Stater Bros, G.A.T.E.S., Inland Regional Center, Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Big 5 Sporting goods, Silverwood Lake Marina, Walmart, Perris Valley Bass Anglers, Sun Country Bass Masters
Inland Regional Center, GATES Resources Network, Rolling Start Inc. and DSALA (Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles)