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At C.A.S.T. for Kids, Everyone Wins!

Celebrate a Child with Special Needs: Donate $10 to give plaque to a child   Do you remember when you were a kid and got a trophy for soccer, baseball or gymnastics? That sweet feeling of accomplishment and excellence that inspired you to be your best. For a...

C.A.S.T. Fish Tip #3: How to Tie a Knot

Hi folks, Jay Yelas here with another C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing tip! Today, I want to show you how to tie a knot. So when you're fishing with one of our Cadence rods that we give to our kids at our C.A.S.T. for Kids events and you want to tie a knot, whether it's on a...

Shining Light on Autism Awareness

We met a special boy named Tanner at our 19th Annual C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Lake Pleasant in Arizona back in April. Tanner is eight, has three siblings and loves to give people hugs. His parents Liz and Cameron also took part in the event over the last five years...

C.A.S.T. for Kids Fish Tip #2: How to Cast

Hi folks! Jay Yelas here. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to use the kid's rod we give to all the children at our C.A.S.T. for Kids events. This is a beautiful new Cadence spincasting rod. (Spincasting: A type of rod/reel combo. There are 3 types: baitcasting,...

C.A.S.T. Fish Tip #1: How to Unhook a Fish

 Today, Jay Yelas, professional bass fisherman and Executive Director of the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, is going to teach you how to unhook a fish. He'll demonstrate on this small mouth bass on a jig. When you catch a fish, there are two ways to grab it. One is by...

The First Ever C.A.S.T. for Kids Event in 1991

  Where were you in 1991? The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation was just in its infancy. The first ever C.A.S.T. for Kids event was held at Banks Lake in Eastern Washington in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation and Land Management. Jim Owens, the founder, was...

Wishes Do Come True

Bob Behrle, looked over while unloading his truck at a C.A.S.T. for Kids event and saw three children and their mom. They reminded him of his own three kids, about the same age span with two boys and one girl. Unlike his family, the little girl Alexy had down...

Celebrating Our 1000th Event

We are thrilled to celebrate with you this month our 1000th event! We included C.A.S.T. kids, families and volunteers in the celebration at a recent event in Lafitte, LA near New Orleans. No party would be complete without cake and the kids agreed. We are so thankful...