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“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)
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2017 Event Recap:
The children and their families began arriving at 9:00am and started fishing right away. We experienced a torrential rain down-pour around 10:00, for about 15 minutes, but this didn’t stop our young fishing buddies. They were immediately back at it cheering and yelling each time they caught a fish. Lunch was provided by Whataburger and Chick-fil-A. Through the generous donations of our local sponsors and the City, we were able to provide a drawing where each child won a prize. The event concluded at 1:00pm with cheers and applause from our participants, their families and all of our volunteers. The children not only walked away with a great memory, they left with a t-shirt, hat, fishing pole, tackle box, bait bucket, a goodie bag and a plaque with their picture on it to remember their fishing experience.
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