“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 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.

Event Location

Lake Calaveras
San Antonio, Texas (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Jim Behnken



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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:

Saturday, April  14th 2018 brought crisp cool weather to our Calaveras Lake Park Saturday CAST For Kids foundation fishing event held out of Calaveras Lake Park South of San Antonio Texas. CPS energy once again stood out tall as our prominent event sponsor for the 15th consecutive year. The Texas Parks and wildlife department once again stocked more than 600 hungry catfish for the children of special needs to enjoy fishing for. Many of these catfish weighed more than 3 pounds and were quite the battle for the children. A new foundation record catch was had this event. One young man with two excellent fishing helpers landed 64 catfish in the two hour and 15 minute fishing session. Every single One of the 43 children caught fish and were able to experience a wonderful event. Plans are already in the works for our 2019 event.

2017 Event Recap:

2017 brought us our best turnout ever for a Calaveras Lake C.A.S.T. event. 39 children from Roy Mass children’s agency attended along with 110 volunteers. We want to thank Karen Sanders and Rudy Guerrero off CPS Energy who along with many other CPS Energy employees donated their time and services to provide an amazing day to the kids. Texas parks and Wildlife staff members Randy Myers and Mike Fishbach supplied the kids with 650 hungry channel catfish to catch. Many large enough to really test the children’s new Lews Rods and Reels which were gifted to them.  All performed flawlessly. Four boaters then gave boat rides to the children as part of the day’s activities. Fun was had by all. As many as 33 fish were caught by each individual fishermen. Everyone caught at least a few fish.

Already plans are in the works to make 2018 even better!

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

CPS Energy,  Hill and Wilkinson General Contractors, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Careco TV, Shipley Donuts, Thousand Trails Management, Patriot Guide Service, Sloan Investment Management, Jones Transportation, MLR Trucking, Jim Edwards, Ray Hanselman, Jay Grieshaw, Casey Conway, Broken Braid Guide Service, Falcon Lake Tackle,  Amigo Inn and RV Park , James Bendele, Carlos Olivares, Calvin Hudson, Jimmy Steed, John Adami, Robert Riessig, Texas Farm Bureau agent Steve Key, Lee Hoffpauir GMC, Flambeau, Lews, Cadence Fishing