“Our participant had never been in a boat or fished before. Her mother was in the boat and said her daughter did things she would have never tried before. Not only did she catch a nice bass, the captain asked if she wanted to drive the boat and she said yes. Her mother was overwhelmed with emotion. All of us who fish have a responsibility to reach out to young people no matter their emotional or physical challenges. Ask to take them fishing! My life is changed and I am HOOKED ON C.A.S.T for KIDS.” – Boat Captain, Lake Lanier 2019
“This event gave us access to a boat, a captain and a first mate who helped teach my son how to fish. As a single parent, having extra adults there was critical to help my son when he became overwhelmed or frustrated. Even if I could afford it, I would be afraid of taking him on a boat by myself, because there are so many safety factors to consider. It would be impossible to operate the boat and keep him safe all by myself. ” Parent of Participant, Lake Lanier
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!
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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Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment
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
South Forsyth Rotary Club
Port Royale Marina
Dickey Broadcasting (680 The Fan)
The event was wonderful. The weather was great and the turn out was amazing for our first event!