“C.A.S.T. for Kids demonstrates to society and to the children themselves that they have the ability to not only fish, but also pursue other activities that may have been previously deemed impossible.” – Shore Volunteer, Foss Waterway, WA



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!

Coronavirus Update: The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is aware of the growing Coronavirus situation nationwide. Our hearts go out to all those affected by it.  The safety of our participants and volunteers at C.A.S.T. for Kids events has always been our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely Unfortunately, due to the rising concerns, the Foss Waterway Event will be cancelled for 2020, but we will be back for 2021!

Event Location

Pt. Defiance Marina
Tacoma, Washington (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Bernadette Darby

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

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

The Puyallup Tribe, Puget Sound Anglers – Gig Harbor Chapter, Kiwanis of Greater Tacoma, Dock Street Marina, TOA, Foss Waterway Owners Association, Speedy Photo, Lews, and Flambeau

Read About Past Events

2018 Event Recap

The annual Foss Waterway event was a success with beautiful sunny weather in the mid-70s to welcome the participants who were able to enjoy a fun, fish-filled day. The participants caught a variety of fish, returning to shore with stories to share and smiles spread across their faces. Families enjoyed a lunch of sandwiches, wraps, chips, cookies and everyone left with full bellies and full hearts after a memorable day on the Tacoma waterfront.