“We loved it so much! It was a huge blessing to receive the equipment and the boat captains were so patient and motivated to teach the kids a new skill. My son loved fishing and felt real special receiving the plaque, he hung it up on his wall as soon as we got home! More events like this are needed!”
“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.”
This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 – 17, 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!
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.
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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Weiss Lake Improvement Association, Save Weiss Lake, Observer, Advertiser Dynamics Inc., Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Ace Hardware of Lindale GA, Cherokee Electric CO-OP, Cherokee Medical Center, Main Street Family Urgent Care, Model Tees, Anthony’s Guide Service, Alabama Guide Service, The Learning Tree, Berthel Fisher Investments-Andy Lowe, Bay Springs Country Inn and Marina, Crappie Masters
Read About Past Events
2017 Event Recap
The 2017 Weiss Lake was a first year event coordinated by Thereasa Hulgan of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Tara Blanchard of the Cherokee County Schools. The event was held on the lake and we were able to have 29 children participate with 17 boaters which included some of Weiss Lakes best fishing guides. The kids were able to catch Bass, Crappie, Bluegill and some very large catfish and had a blast. There were plenty of volunteers and the local community really got behind the event and are looking forward to next year. The event may be able to move to a new location next year that has a large covered pavilion and restrooms. The weather was warmer than normal for late September but everyone had a great time.