“They amaze me at times. I had a child that never had a rod and reel in his hand before. He was casting in the first 20 minutes AND enjoyed it more than any person I have ever seen cast.” – Shore Volunteer, Packery Channel, TX
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 LocationPackery Channel
Corpus Christi, Texas (map)
361-826-3469Donate to This Event
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2018 Event Recap
We had 42 kids and 69 volunteers show up for the event. The volunteers arrived at 7:30 and the kids at 8:30.
Each child was paired with a volunteer and a picture was taken (the child was given that picture in a plaque later in the day). Then it was time to start fishing! We had a fishing pole, tackle box, t shirt, cap, fishing towel & bait for each kid. The fishing was really good, almost everyone caught fish and the excitement was contagious. About 11ish everyone stopped fishing for lunch which was provided by Whataburger and Stripes. After lunch we had a drawing and gave out prizes. The day ended with lots of hugs and promises to be there next year. And we never got any rain!!
“The cheers from every child who caught a fish, the children’s smiles and everyone coming together in a special way. This event has truly impacted me in a positive way.” – Shore Volunteer, Packery Channel
“As primary caregiver, we focus a lot on growth and development. We don’t get to do a lot just for fun. Thank you for providing this opportunity to help me remember to build the relationship.” – Parent of Participant Packery Channel
“ Every moment was memorable as it is was my first year. It was well organized and weather perfect.” – Fishing Coach, Packery Channel
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Corpus Christi Parks, HEB Grocery, Avangrid Renewables, Whataburger, Rabalaise Constructors, Saltwater Fisheries Enhancement Assoc., Committee for persons with disabilities, Gulf Coast Graphics, Ace Hardware, CC Stiches LLC, Navy/Army credit union, Laredo Taco Co., Stripes, Wind and Wave surf shop, Bill Miller BBQ, IZone Imaging, Billings Bait and Tackle, Rockport Family Fishing Charters, Paulette Kluge, Lew’s, Flambeau, Cadence Fishing