“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.

Event Location

Waco, Texas (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Lauren Marx

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

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. This is a day of fishing your child will never forget!

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, 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.