“We loved it so much! It was a huge blessing to receive the equipment and the boat captains were so patient and motivated to teach the kids a new skill. My son loved fishing and felt real special receiving the plaque, he hung it up on his wall as soon as we got home! More events like this are needed!”

“Awesome program that helped my daughter realize what she could do, helped us as parents see what she could do, helped the volunteers see what she could do, helped those watching see what she could do. Profound success.”

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with special needs, ages 5 – 18, 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, crabbing and boating!

CAST Covid-19 Event Policy and Procedures

The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2020 events in compliance with CDC, National, 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. However, our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. At a minimum, we will be implementing 6’ social distancing guidelines and the use of protective measures like masks and hand sanitizers.  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 2020! 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.

Event Location

Yaquina Bay
Newport, OR (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Jay Yelas
(541) 602-9823

Video From A Memorable C.A.S.T. for Kids Moment

Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events include a lot of fun and celebration! You can expect 2-3 hours of fishing and crabbing, 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

Eddie and Tara Kinateder, Taylor and Taylor Realty, TEAM Total Employment and Management, Mo’s, Grocery Outlet, U DA MAN Fishing Tournament, Advocare, JC Market

Read About Past Events

2019 Event Recap:

The first annual Yaquina Bay CAST for Kids event was a huge success thanks to all the volunteers who made the day special for the kids.  The U DA MAN Fishing Tournament crew set up the event, cooked a great lunch for everyone, and helped in many other ways.  25 boat captains were on hand to take the 40 participants and their families out on Yaquina Bay for a fun morning of fishing and crabbing.  About 300 crab were caught, cleaned, and cooked for the kids onsite for them to take home and enjoy.  There were a few herring and sea bass caught as well. Thanks to the Laney family who did most of the cleaning and cooking of the crab!  The weather was perfect for the event, with a sunny day and calm winds.  The kids all did a great job at the awards telling about their adventures on Yaquina Bay.