“We loved it so much! It was a huge blessing to receive the equipment and the boat captains were so patient and motivated to teach the kids a new skill. My son loved fishing and felt real special receiving the plaque, he hung it up on his wall as soon as we got home! More events like this are needed!”

“Awesome program that helped my daughter realize what she could do, helped us as parents see what she could do, helped the volunteers see what she could do, helped those watching see what she could do. Profound success.”

CAST Covid-19 Event Policy and Procedures

The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2020 events in compliance with CDC, National, State and local guidelines for Covid-19.  We will be following these guidelines for the safety, health and well-being of our participants, families, volunteers and staff.  If we can hold an event according to state guidelines, as states phase in their re-opening, we will. However, our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. At a minimum, we will be implementing 6’ social distancing guidelines and the use of protective measures like masks and hand sanitizers.  We are confident we have figured out how to provide a safe, relaxing, fun environment for everyone to enjoy at CAST for Kids events in 2020! However, it will be impossible to guarantee the safety of all CAST participants and volunteers. Please consider each of your individual risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic when making your decision to attend any CAST event.

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event, presented by Hook a Heart Foundation, designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Not all locations are conducive to hosting boating events. This event gives participants the opportunity to fish from shore.

Event Time: 12pm – 5pm

Event Location

Armco Park
Lebanon, Ohio (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Denise Jaeger

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Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events include lots of fun and celebration! You can expect 2-3 hours of fishing, a delicious lunch and an awards celebration where your child will receive a personalized plaque. This is a day of fishing your child will never forget!

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Walmart #3502, State Farm Insurance, Kohl’s Cares for Kids, Weld-Rite Industries, Holy Family Parish, Middletown Moose #501, Women of Moose #183, Kiwanis of Middletown, FOE #4014, Jukebox Jake, Scottie’s Tavern, Lew’s, Flambeau.

Read About Past Events

2018 Event Recap

We were blessed to have a beautiful, sunny day for our event. Our families began registering at 12 pm and the tournament officially began at 12:30. Each participant received a fishing pole, tacklebox, bait, t-shirt and lots more fishing swag. The participants and their families fished along the shore until 3:30. While fishing, families enjoyed cotton candy, popcorn, and drinks. They listened to their music requests from the DJ and were entertained with the stiltwalkers and monkey. Each family listened for their doorprize number to be called for prizes ranging from a free pizza to $50 grocery gift cards. At 3:30, all of the volunteers and participants ate hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza. At 4 pm we announced the winners for the most fish caught and the biggest weight caught. Each participant also received their own plaque with picture.