“I don’t know how this event could get any better! The WTRC employees are very special and knowledgeable, the kids have bonded with them and they certainly have bonded with the kids ❤️” – Volunteer Boater, Fort Phantom Hill WTRC


“My son has a hard time communicating and especially if he gets overwhelmed, he will shut down. Our Captain was absolutely amazing with him, he respected his boundaries and his wishes. He never tried to force him to do anything like touch the fish. He showed him the best places to catch fish. Congratulated him when he caught fish or casted his line well. Even after the fishing my son wanted to eat with our captain and his buddies and they welcomed him. My son absolutely loved his day and I’m extremely grateful for our captain, C.A.S.T & WT Rehab!” – Parent of Participant, Fort Phantom Hill WTRC


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 and boating!

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 8:00am and will end at 12:00pm. 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 6-7 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! Participant Registration is Private for this event.


Event Location

Lake Fort Phantom North Boat Ramp
493 Crows Nest Rd
Abilene, Texas (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinators
JoBeth Huber-Willis
(325) 793-3565
Katie Davis
(325) 793-3499

Boater Chairman
Jeremy Cloud
(325) 439-0240

Photos & Video From This Event

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Safari Club International, Jeremy and Shannon Cloud, Concho Valley Foundation Repair, Dosser Oilfield Service Garage, Sturgill Turbine Services, United Supermarkets, Betty Hardwick Center, Still Waters Bass Club,   Edward D Jones,  Lews, Flambeau, K outfitters, Brenem Productions, Taylor Telephone,  Double Diamond Signs, Can-Doo portable restrooms, Betty Hardwick Center, Ma’s and Pa’s Bait-Tackle- Ammo, Partners In Education – Abilene Independent School District, Rick and Lisa Lobstein