“Awesome program that helped my daughter realize what she could do, helped us as parents see what she could do, helped the volunteers see what she could do, helped those watching see what she could do. Profound success.” – Parent of a participant
This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Not all locations are conducive to hosting boating events. This event gives participants the opportunity to fish from shore.
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.
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
Energy and Automation, Optic LED, Belltec, Bass Champs, Hope and Believe, Popey’s, Cakeamor cupcakes, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Lews, Cadence fishing, Flambeau
Read About Past Events
2018 Event Report:
On July, 7th C.A.S.T. for Kids took over the banks of Lake Waco-Airport Park. 42 special needs children and their families experienced a fun filled day of fishing thanks to the 58 community volunteers. There were smiles, laughs, and squeals as the caught their first fish ever. Also, thanks to the Texas Game Wardens for taking the kids out on their boat for a special ride. Some kids even got to drive the boat! It might have been a warm Texas day, but it was a perfect day to fish!
2017 Event Report:
Saturday June 1 brought 40 of the 50 registered children out to Lake Waco for the first annual CAST for kids event in Waco Texas. Both the local TPWD and the USACOE offices had been baiting the shoreline for 10 days before the event with hopes of attracting bluegill and catfish for the children to catch. That effort paid off handsomely as most every child was able to catch their first fish. Early on it was the bluegill who rewarded the kids, after a strong Texas thunderstorm passed through mid-morning, the catfish went crazy and many were caught before we took a lunch break and watched the professionals fishing in the first annual CAST Pro-Am bass tournament bring their bass to the scales. Fun was had by all and the community is already preparing for 2018. Special thanks to Belltec industries for proving lunch and to Bass Champs for allowing the kids to go on stage to receive their awards.