The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation will hold its inaugural C.A.S.T. for Kids event on Yaquina Bay in Newport on Saturday, July 27, 2019. This will be a free boating and fishing/crabbing event for children with special needs. The event is open to all children, ages 6-18, no matter their disability. Participants must pre-register online at www.castforkids.org/event/newportbay/ and the space is limited to the first 40 children who register.
The C.A.S.T. (“Catch A Special Thrill”) for Kids Foundation enriches the lives of children with special needs, supports their families, and strengthens communities through the sport of fishing. We empower families and communities to celebrate children with special needs, making these children feel valued and loved so they can overcome limitations and be successful. Through a joyful day of fishing, kids, their families, and community volunteers come together for an explosion of fun and inspiration. The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation hosts annual fishing and boating events across America to provide children with special needs a quality outdoor recreational experience.
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is in its 27th year of celebrating children with special needs by providing free boating and fishing events for them to enjoy the outdoors. In 2019, the Foundation will hold over 75 events in 33 states, including 5 events in Oregon. Other Oregon CAST for Kids events will be held near Medford, Prineville, Roseburg, and Portland. You can view a complete schedule at www.castforkids.org.
At each event, participants receive a free fishing pole, tackle box, event t-shirt, cap, award plaque, and lunch. A morning of fishing will be followed by a picnic lunch for all and awards ceremony for the kids. Volunteer boaters and fishing guides will be taking the kids boating. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the boat. If boat space allows, additional siblings and family members may be able to go boating as well. However, only participants and their parent or guardian are guaranteed to go boating at the event.
Anyone interested in sponsoring this event should contact event coordinator Jay Yelas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.