“Great program for neurodivergent individuals. Beautiful because of the experiences like learning a skill while socializing. Receiving items like a hat, a shirt, a tackle box, a fishing rod, pizza and a plaque is an amazing opportunity and a wonderful experience.” – Parent of Participant, Central Park Pond


“Seeing the children’s excitement to be learning a new skill…Very inspirational. I look forward to next year’s event.” – Shore Volunteer, Central Park Pond

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 6-18, 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!

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. The event will start at 9:00 am and will end at 12:00 pm.  Please note a parent or guardian must be present with your child for the entirety of the event. If you are volunteering for this event you should expect about 5-6 hours of time at event, arriving before participants and staying after to help wrap things up. This is a day of fishing the children, families and volunteers will never forget! 



Event Location

The Pond at Central Park
East Side of Park – Off 5th Avenue. Enter Between E 59th Street & E 61st Street
New York, NY 10019 (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Henry Cruise
(917) 232-5095

Event Co-Coordinator
Sam Cruise and Sebastian Stonehill
(917) 379-9437

Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment


Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Tikehau Capital, Capstone, Brodsky, Loews Corporation, Praesidium Investment Management