“This was my 16th year volunteering at this event. My favorite part is the stories the kids tell about their day on the water when they are receiving their plaques. My heart smiles to know I helped someone Catch a Special Thrill.” – Volunteer Boater, Lake Pleasant

“My daughter is usually nervous about new things but the captain (and his son) were great at explaining everything. She loved catching a fish, then laughing with the boat captain while he taught her about fishing stories. Which in turn made the awards ceremony fun when she got to talk about her 50 lb. fish (aka a 3lb bass). I felt like it was a wonderful day filled with so much love and inclusion for the people who often get left out. Loved seeing the boat captains & volunteers who made it such a fun, special day!” – Parent of Participant, Lake Pleasant

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 6 and above, 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 2:00 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 8-9 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

Lake Pleasant – Pleasant Harbor Marina & RV Resort
8708 West Harbor Boulevard (Enter East Gate from 87th Avenue and Carefree Highway. Follow Signs to South Boat Ramp)
Peoria, AZ 85383 (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Terry Johnson
(602) 377-1694

Interested in being a Volunteer Boater? Contact Terry.

Boat Captain Lead
Terry Johnson
(602) 377-1694


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Thanks To Our 2024 Event Sponsors

Pacific Seafood, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, Arizona Council of Trout Unlimited, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, AZ Barbeque Catering, Desert Mirage Roofing, FastSigns, Peoria Diamond Club, Phoenix Bass Masters, Pleasant Harbor Marina & RV Resort, Realty by Avo Awanesian, Robert D. Fisher Foundation, 5150 Soft Plastics, AirTime Cooling and Heating, Alternative Lures by Luis Lopez, Arizona Bass Federation, Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation, Arizona Custom Baits, Arizona Game Ranger Lodge FOP #71, Arizona Jr. B.A.S.S. Nation, Automotive Restoration Club of SCW, Big AZ Tents & Events, Bug-I-Jigs by Mitch Vitkovitch, Canyon Coolers, Circle K, Copperstate Tackle, East Valley Dermatology Center, East Valley Firefighter Charities Foundation, Efficient Roofing, ES Advisement, LLC, KastKing & Matt Shura Fishing, Key Impact Sales & Systems, Inc., Lake Pleasant Cruises, Inc., Liar’s Korner, Peoria Firefighters Charities, Phoenix Fishing Supply, PLEA Charities, Precision Pro Fishing Rods, RoboJunkie Boat Detailing, Shamrock Foods, Strongarm Lures, Sun City West Sportsmen’s Club, White Mountain Bait & Tackle, Inc., Wickenburg Marine, Wild Horse West