“Our son loves the boat rides! I love watching him smile and flap his hands and sometimes he squeals with excitement! I love watching him around other people with disabilities… Sometimes families can feel so alone but not on C.A.S.T. for Kids day! We are surrounded by other families like ours and that is a breath of fresh air!” – Parent, Tenn-Tom Waterway
“My son didn’t run and scream when bugs flew by this year! He also walked on the dock for the boat ride all by himself! Every other year we have attended we had to hold his hand while telling him over and over he was fine. Big Steps this year! Whoohoo! – Parent, Tenn-Tom Waterway
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.
CAST Covid-19 Event Policy and Procedures
The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2021 events in compliance with 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. We encourage all in attendance to use precautionary measures like masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizers for the safety of our participants and other guests. Our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. 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 2021! 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.
Bay Springs Lake
Dennis, Mississippi (map)
PVideo From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment
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
Caring Hands Rehab, Bay Springs Marina, Lonnie’s Sporting Goods, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, LIFE, Subway of Belmont, Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Community Spirit Bank, S and H Outdoors, Cadamy Contracting LLC., Belmont Bass Anglers, Hammer Fishing Rods, Clay’s Bait and Tackle, Fishers Family Restaurant, Dr. Robert Yarber, Lisa A. Koon Attorney, W. H. Fairless Hardware, Credille-Brock Insurance Agency Inc., Senter Funeral Home, Dossett Big 4 Inc., Davis Ford Sales Inc., Tony’s Accoustical, North MS Private Land management, The Fish Market, Crow’s Sporting Goods, Tishimingo Grain, Refreshments of Tupelo, Allen Jones, Big Star of Belmont, Lew’s Cadence, Flambeau