“He had the best time, loved catching fish and playing with kids who are like him.” – Parent of Participant, Umpqua River
“Our captain had a robot that moved the boat so he had my son be the navigator. He would tell the boat where to go and my son thought it was voice activated 🙂 it was very special and I loved it because it kept him engaged and feeling like he was doing something important!
He also now has an interest in fishing that he’s never shown before!”- Parent of Participant, Umpqua River
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!
Elkton, Oregon (map)
Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment
Thanks To Our Event Sponsors
Dame Consulting, Living Waters Guide Service, OG Power on, Lews, Flambeau, Cadence fishing, Cousins tackle, Sportsman’s warehouse, Clackacraft Boats, Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill
Read About Past Events
2018 Event Recap
The 2nd annual Umpqua River CAST for Kids event was an incredible success, as 21 participants got to enjoy a float down the legendary Umpqua in drift boats. This is a unique event, floating for 2 miles down the river. The fishing was superb, and all kids caught several smallmouth bass. One child caught 38 bass! The weather was excellent, and 14 boaters participated including the foundations Easter Regional Director Jeff Barnes who volunteered as a boat captain while he was on vacation in Oregon with his family.
2017 Event Recap
For our first event it went pretty smooth. I heard we may have broken the record for the most fish ever caught at a C.A.S.T. event! The weather was ideal ! Every kid caught plenty of Smallmouth Bass. At the awards ceremony I was really moved about how the kids responded to receiving their plaque . One memorable kid ran up so fast to receive his he couldn’t stop himself and did a Pete Rose slide in the grass to slow down as the crowd erupted in laughter. This was a very good day … Thanks!
“My son had so much fun…can’t wait til next year. He slept with his award last night…” – Mom, Umpqua River