“Sam was given the opportunity to fish without being reminded of his disability.” – Parent, Louisiana Delta, LA
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!
Lafitte, Louisiana (map)
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Thanks To Our Event Sponsors
S.U.M., Chris Neau Fishing, Nicks Marina, Airboat Adventures, Metro Boating, Michael J. Turner Home Inspections, Pipe Check, NFM Lending, Pizza Delicious, LA Twins Insurance, KEBAB, La Maison Creole, Magnum Outdoors, Bergeron Dodge Ram, Winn Dixie, Riverlands Insurance, Duronslet Wealth Advisor, Jeanfreau’s Hardware, Delta Tires, Electric Filing and Income Tax Service, Andrea Taylor Reaaltor, Shea Law Office, Presidential Pest and Termite EXT.LLC, Chick-Fil-A, Marque’s Market, Optomists Club, Lews, Flambeau.
Read About Past Events
Event Recap 2017
The 2017 Louisiana Delta C.A.S.T. for Kids event was held for the third consecutive year. This year’s event was held at Nicks Marina in Lafitte, and was a great location that provided a covered patio as well as indoor seating. 28 children showed up to enjoy some time fishing on the Delta’s many waterways. The event was also attended by members of S.U.M. as well as a new CAST partner Cadence Fishing. The weather was a perfect 72 degrees with lots of sun.
The CAST Foundation celebrated reaching over 1,000 events in it’s long history and a banner, balloons and large cake were part of the celebration. 16 boaters volunteered their time and equipment for the event and helped the children and their families catch fish and have some fun boat rides.
A few new shore volunteers were on hand and want to help local coordinator Chris Neau with the event planning for next year. The event has grown each year and we are hoping that 2018 will be even better.
Event Recap 2016
Jean Lafitte Harbor was the site for this event coordinated by Chris Neau of New Orleans. The fishing community of Lafitte, LA helped support this event that saw 35 children get the opportunity to do some fishing with some very experienced boat captain volunteers. Lots of speckled trout and red fish were caught out on the Louisiana Delta and the kids had a great time! The Harbor had a very nice pavilion that was the location for registration, the lunch, and awards. The kids had a great lunch of jambalaya, hot dogs, and chili once they got off of the water followed by an awards ceremony. The day couldn’t have been any better; beautiful weather, great volunteers, and some very special children made this a very special day!
In the News in 2016: Event for special-needs kids looking for anglers by Nola.com
Event Recap 2015
On Saturday, November 7th, the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation held our first event in Louisiana at Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, LA. It was truly a great day, as several special needs children got to experience the thrill of fishing and boating on the bayou. Volunteer boaters came from as far away as Baton Rouge to take these wonderful children fishing. A morning on the water was followed by a Jambalaya picnic lunch for everyone and then an awards ceremony for the children. At the awards, each child was recognized by name, then walked forward to receive their trophy and tell their stories from the water over the PA system. The whole day was about them, and it meant so much to the kids and their families as there are not many activities out there designed specifically for special needs populations. The kids, parents, and volunteers all left with big smiles and warm hearts.