“Given the tools and right instruction, like at the C.A.S.T. event in Harlem, my child was able to do something he never had before.” – Parent, Harlem Meer
This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Not all locations are conducive to hosting boating events. This event gives participants the opportunity to fish from shore.
The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2020 events in compliance with CDC, National, State and local guidelines for Covid-19. We will be following these guidelines for the safety, health and well-being of our participants, families, volunteers and staff. If we can hold an event according to state guidelines, as states phase in their re-opening, we will. However, our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. At a minimum, we will be implementing 6’ social distancing guidelines and the use of protective measures like masks and hand sanitizers. We are confident we have figured out how to provide a safe, relaxing, fun environment for everyone to enjoy at CAST for Kids events in 2020! However, it will be impossible to guarantee the safety of all CAST participants and volunteers. Please consider each of your individual risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic when making your decision to attend any CAST event.
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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors
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“Yahaira had a wonderful morning with her volunteer, Ted. In the very beginning Yahaira set her own goal to catch 10 fish! She did meet her goal and in every moment – Ted celebrated with her! Yahaira even happened to fall waist into the Harlem Meer and seemed to be the highlight of her morning (besides reaching her goal)! She was extremely content in receiving her plaque from C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation and we are extremely proud of her! Thank you!!” – Parent of Participant, Harlem Meer
“Thank you for the lovely day and experience. Your volunteers are wonderful.”- Parent of Participant, Harlem Meer
“Really great to share our love of fishing with others. Great for kids and teenagers to get involved and share the love of fishing.” – Fishing Coach, Harlem Meer
Inaugural fishing event for disabled children highlights benefits of outdoor recreation– Article by Abigail Morris, International student at Columbia University