“We never thought fishing was a possibility for our son. Thank you for making it possible! He loved it!”

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!

Event Location

Fort Phantom Hill
Abilene, Texas (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

JoBeth Huber-Willis

(325) 793-3565


Boater Chairman

Jeremy Cloud

(325) 439-0240


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Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events are 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!

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2018 Event Recap

May 19th was the perfect day for boating and fishing in Abilene, TX at our local Lake Ft. Phantom with plenty of sun and 20 mph wind for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center to host their 3rd Annual CAST for Kids event! Forty two pediatric patients from the West Texas Rehabilitation Center who have various diagnoses from physical to mental disabilities had a fun filled day of boating and fishing. The pediatric patients enjoyed it even more when all the bouncing bass boats filled the lake. The local bass clubs (Arrow Ford, Stillwaters, and Jim Ned Bass Clubs) in the Abilene area were generous to bring out their boats and their fishing expertise. Bank fishing was available for the children once they completed their boating and fishing and they also released all their fish after taking pictures with them! United Supermarkets donated all the food and water for the event and those were the juiciest hamburgers and quail wraps as well as delicious cookies feeding over 200 family members and volunteers. The kids and boaters enjoyed an award ceremony and the kids were delighted to receive their new fishing rods and reels, tackle boxes and individual award with the picture of their boater. Smiles and tears filled the boater’s eyes when taking pictures with their new “fishing buddy”. Some of our special kids at the Rehab caught 9 or 10 good size bass, what an amazing day!!

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Broughton Foundation, Concho Valley Foundation Repair, Dosser Oilfield Service and Garage, Sturgill Turbine Services, Arrow Ford Bass Club, Jim Ned Bass Club, C&C Hauling,  Abilene Foundation Repair, United Supermarkets, Betty Hardwick Center, Still Waters Bass Club, Wicker-Parker Insurance Services, Cloud Printing,  Leonard Water Services, Mike Barber Insurance, Lews, Flambeau, Cadence Fishing,  Shadetree construction, K outfitters, Taylor Telephone, Proctor Automotive, Double Diamond Signs, Photo Imaging Center, Can-Doo portable restrooms, Betty Hardwick Center, Partners In Education – Abilene Independent School District