“Made me aware of how important events like CAST are to these special children! Catching 1 fish or 100 fish didn’t matter. They just thoroughly enjoyed the experience!” Shore volunteer, Clear Lake

This ​is ​a ​C.A.S.T. ​for ​Kids ​event ​designed ​to ​provide children ​with ​disabilities, ​ages ​5 ​- ​17, ​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 ​and ​boating!

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Event Location

Clear Lake
Spokane, Washington (map)

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Event Coordinator

Darrel Startin



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2017 Event Recap

What an amazing day with friends who are irreplaceable.  A special thank you to Jay Worden and Pamela Worden. They drove two hours and spent an additional nine hours prepping and cooking the most amazing fish and chips that we have ever had. They prepared homemade tarter sauce, fresh cut fries, and sea bass fish and chips for all of the volunteers at the fish fry on the Friday night before the event. On Saturday , numerous people volunteered to help with shore fishing, boat fishing, barbecuing, and taking pictures for special plaques that were presented to the kids. There were many people who came out to help register kids and their families, prepare a great lunch, present awards and give families the opportunity go fishing. This event was so much more than a day of fishing. It was a day for the kids to just be kids and forget about their troubles for a little while as they spent time with their families. It was a chance for us to remember how blessed we are and to put things in perspective. I believe after more than two decades of teaching, that we all receive more from being around special kids with special needs that we could ever give them. Darrel Startin was the main person in charge of getting things organized. Not sure what we would have done without him, although we had to find it out the hard way after he had to leave to get stitches at urgent care in the middle of the event #accidentprone. Rita and Nathan Shaber were champs at taking pictures and printing them off for plaques that were awarded to each child. We had several people prepare a BBQ lunch for the kids and their families. Robert Anderberg put together tackle boxes along with John ThrasherDavid Dunn and Charlie King secured the facility and drove the pontoon boats. Tracy Dunn helped with registration and the Gambles helped with boats, life jackets and check in. Brett Lauderdale and Lisa Lauderdale brought produce and helped out with the BBQ. Jay Yelas was such a kind and humble executive director for the C.A.S.T. for Kids. He is truly about the kids. I can’t wait to do this again next year. #Godisgood


Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Forster Financial, Lews, Flambeau, Outdoor Recreation Fairchild AFB