March 1, 2016
The CATCH A SPECIAL THRILL (C.A.S.T.) FOUNDATION is pleased to announce plans for the 24th Annual C.A.S.T. for Kids event to be held Saturday, May 14 2016 at Lake Berryessa. The event is designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing.
Bob Tyler RBBASS Angler @ Cast for Kids event
This year we plan to host 40 children of needs with local clubs providing experienced anglers who provide their boats and their expertise to help make this a meaningful and memorable day for the children and their parents alike.
The day begins with the volunteers arriving at 7:30am to get everything set up and ready. The Children and their parents arrive at 8:30. The children are then given C.A.S.T. t-shirts and hats, rods and reels, tackle boxes filled with tackle to keep as their own for future use. They are then paired, along with their parent, with an experienced fisherman and head out onto Lake Berryessa for about 3 hours of fishing and boat riding. The anglers head in at about 12:00 and along with all the volunteers, families, and friends, and are treated to a barbeque lunch. After lunch each child is presented a certificate and awarded a plaque that has a photo of them and their boat Captain inserted as a memento of this very special day.
Your help with make it possible for many special needs children to experience the joy of fishing and riding in a boat; many for the very first time, and some, for the only time. Please contact Victoria Payan at 707-966-2111 ext.113
Thank you for your consideration of my request to help with this very worthwhile event. I hope that you will become one of the “SPECIAL PEOPLE, HELPING SPECIAL KIDS, CATCH A SPECIAL THRILL”
Executive Director, C.A.S.T. Foundation