“I think this is something wonderful for these children. This is something they will remember and look forward to.” –  Parent, Smith 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 Location

Smith Lake
Jasper, Alabama (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Jeff Barnes



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2017 Event Recap

2017 was the 3rd year for a Smith Lake C.A.S.T. for Kid event.  We lost two coordinators this year and were able to pull off the event with the help of Bobby Hand.  Participation was lower this year for several reasons, lack of a coordinator in the area and parents not able to bring their kids.

Kids had a great time as always, Son’s provided the food again.  Really need to get a local coordinator to assist Bobby and Todd.  Jennifer Smith helps but does not have the time to help make the event what it could be.  Hopefully Bobby and I can find someone to assist with local volunteers, the support financially was fantastic.

2016 Event Recap

A beautiful fall day greeted all of the participants and their families as the City of Jasper, Alabama hosted their second C.A.S.T. for Kids event on nearby Smith Lake. Some very special children were treated to a few hours of fishing and boating out on the lake along with family, friends and the expertise of local fishermen. Several children were able to catch their first fish and enjoy their first ride in a boat thanks to all of the volunteer boaters. Riding and driving fast in the boats seemed to be the most enjoyable activity for most of the children. The children and their families were then treated to a BBQ lunch provided by Sons Smokehouse. After lunch each child was presented their own plaque and photo with their boat captain attached. A great time was had by all. Thanks to the city of Jasper, Alabama for hosting such a fine event! Thank you for your hard working and dedication to the program. We couldn’t do it without all of our amazing event partners.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Alfa Insurance (Phil Ingle), Carl Cannon Chevrolet, Daily Mountain Eagle, Son’s Supermarket, Remax Elite, Byars ERA Real Estate, Honda of Jasper, Warehouse 3Nineteen, Alabama Power, River Birch Apartments, Norris Plumbing and Gas, Scott Crump Toyota, All FOUR Real Estate, Southern Orthopedic, Tri Green Equipment, Fountaine Fifth Wheel, Black Rock, Samuel Lee Smith Advised Fund, Walker County Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Bryan and Jones, Walker Area Community Foundation, Jasper Bowling Center, Farmstead Veterinary Medical Center, Manchester Auto Parts, Sleepy Hollow Farm, Rollin in the Dough, Byars/Wright Insurance, Witcher Office Supply, Mark’s Outdoors, Simmon’s Outdoors