C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation

Celebrating 30 Years of

Enriching the Lives of Children with Special Needs Through Fishing

Our Mission

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation enriches the lives of children with special needs, supports their families, and strengthens communities through the sport of fishing.
We empower families and communities to celebrate children with special needs, making these children feel valued and loved so they can overcome limitations and be successful.

~Jay Yelas

Jay Yelas

Executive Director, Bassmaster Elite Series Pro


“C.A.S.T. for Kids is all about celebrating special kids!”

~Hank Parker

“Thank you for supporting the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation.”

~Trace Adkins 

“Helping kids catch fish is one of the greatest joys of fishing.”

~Roland Martin & Jimmy Houston


Our Programs

C.A.S.T. for Kids

Our flagship program celebrates children with special needs through the sport of fishing.

Take a Warrior Fishing

Fishing events designed to thank and honor our American warriors for their service.

Fishing Kids

Inclusive fishing events to expose urban youth to the joys of fishing.