“Seeing my son’s face on the boat! His eyes wide open! He is visually impaired, technically legally blind so it is rare to catch his eyes open so much. He is disabled, uses a wheelchair and multiple medical devices. It was his first time on a boat and his first-time fishing. He loved the boat, and he caught nineteen fish with mom and dad’s help. We loved it so much. Best day ever!” – Parent of Participant, Lake Monroe


“I enjoy seeing the kids’ faces coming back from fishing and then again after receiving their award. A very rewarding feeling.” – Shore Volunteer, Lake Monroe

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 8:30 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!

Event Location

Fairfax State Recreational Area
9335 South Fairfax Road
Bloomington, IN 47401 (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Amy Barrett
(812) 360-7103

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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors


Facebook Fundraiser Friends, PGP International, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance – Barrett Agency, Salt Creek Tackle, Meineke, IU Credit Union, Morgenstern’s, Down Syndrome Family Connection, UAW Local 440

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