“Our captain was wonderful, and his calm personality worked well to keep my kiddo calm, too. He was patient and made my child feel important by allowing him to make decisions like where to fish and how fast the boat should go. We really appreciated Captain Robert. ” – Parent of Participant, Lake Tyler


“It was a great opportunity for my kids to be involved in helping other kids enjoy the outdoors and fishing who may not normally have this opportunity. Just an awesome time for our family to share what we have been blessed with and bring a smile to someone’s face.” – Volunteer Boater, Lake Tyler

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 8:30am 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!

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Event Location

Green Acres Retreat Center
Tyler, Texas (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Joey Walker
(903) 241-3882

Jay Yelas
(541) 602-9823


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

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors


Texas Farm Bureau Insurance,  C.Niel Welding Inc., Lone Star Power Eq., Tyler Hose and Industrial, Nichols Marine, AZ Pest and Termite control, MGIII, Green Acres Lake Retreat, Green Acres Baptist Church, Classic Toyota, Andy’s Frozen Custard,  USA Shipping Center, Tyler Wrap Company, Monster Spirit, Lew’s Rods and Reels, Flambeau