“It’s always an incredibly rewarding day. Being a part of helping these kids learn a new skill and have a new experience is priceless.” – Boat Captain

This event was such an awesome moment for my son to forget how much pain he is in on a daily basis. He smiled so big for the first time in a long time. He loved his captain who was so friendly and patient with my son. The whole event was amazing. He still talked about his 3 big fish he caught and is so proud of himself!” – Parent of Participant

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 8:00 am and will end at 1:00 pm. 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! 

Register a Child Fishing Participant                  Register as a Volunteer Boater Participant

Register as a Shore Volunteer Participant

Event Location

Wittenberg Access Area
175 Wildlife Access Road
Hickory, NC (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Andy Matusko
(828) 244-3389


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

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties Big 6 Properties, Fox Surveying Company, George’s Grading & Septic Service, LLC, Randy Marion, Lyndon’s Riverview Sports, Outdoor Supply Company, Paramount Automotive, Masterfield Furniture, East Taylorsville Baptist Church, Wayne’s Marine Service LLC, Alexander County Register of Deeds, Scott Hines and Staff, Anonymous