“It was such a fun morning. I loved that we got on a boat with a great captain and two other families and met three new friends. Just a few minutes into the trip, all four kids were laughing and giggling and having the best time. We even exchanged numbers before we left so that we can get together for lunch or playdates. They giggled all through the boat ride and lunch and the awards and loved that ice cream sandwiches. It was just a really great morning. ” – Parent of Participant, Lake Thunderbird


“These children and families leave lasting impressions on everyone that works the event. The smiles mean the world to me.”- Shore Volunteer, Lake Thunderbird

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 8:00am and will end at 1:00pm. 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

Lake Thunderbird Sailing Club
Norman, Oklahoma (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Susie Snider

Registration Coordinator
Misty Slawinski
(405) 360-3572

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



For more event photos (from several years of past events) see Les Cummings SmugMug page

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

SEF Energy, Thru Tubing Solutions, Horn Equipment Co.,Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Thunderbird State Park, Lake Thunderbird Boat House, Lake, Thunderbird Educational Foundation, Thunderbird Sailing Club, OKC Lions Club, Little River Marina, Oklahoma Lake Patrol, Edmond Elks Lodge, ENF Homeland Stores, BMI Systems, A & B Rent-All, Alameda Market number 255, Blue Heron Communications, Canadian Valley Bait, Country Corner Store, Arvest Bank, Cabela’s, Hiland Dairy, Legends Restaurant, Miles Associates, Andy Rieger, Norman Transcript, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Rococo Restaurants and Catering, Dr. Camisa Stewart Cummings, Cadence Fishing, Flambeau, Lews, Susie Snider – Thunderbird State Park, Ashley Dixson – Les Cummings – Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation, Steven Perkins, Greg Snider, Mysti Slawinski