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

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

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

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

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...

Boat Captain Heroes

Boat Captain Heroes

There is no doubt about the fact that our wonderful boat captains and shore volunteers are the heroes of the day at C.A.S.T. for Kids events.  They are the ones who make the day possible and do a great job of sharing the joy of fishing with the participants.  But they...

More Than Fishing

More Than Fishing

Besides the experience of fishing and catching, there is so much that goes on inside those little hearts and minds at C.A.S.T. for Kids events.  We say the day is all about the fishing but there is more that goes on, so much more.  I am not sure if it's the fishing,...

More Alike Than Different

More Alike Than Different

October is Down syndrome awareness month, a month to celebrate the many ways we are all more alike than different. What exactly is Down syndrome you may ask? “Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from...