The C.A.S.T. program provides one day fishing and boating events designed to accommodate children with a wide range of special needs.
These adaptive events create a Least Restrictive Environment where anyone can achieve success and increase awareness regarding the abilities of populations with specials needs.
The Fishing Kids program, built around the slogan Getting More Kids Fishing, More Often targets urban populations by providing on-shore fishing activities designed to engage children ages 5 to 14 in outdoor recreation.
Events often serve as an introduction to fishing for many participants and seek to provide skills needed to develop a lifelong hobby.
Take a Warrior Fishing creates events designed to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting persons assigned to Warrior Transition Commands, by creating an adaptive, community-based outdoor recreation experience through the sport of fishing. Focusing on the disconnect by increasing family interaction, encouraging outdoor recreation, and supporting positive, social interactions that help transitioning service members rebuild connections with the civilian world.
To provide special needs populations the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience fishing on the water.
C.A.S.T. "Catch A Special Thrill" for Kids Foundation is a public charity that was formed in 1991 to join volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors. The Foundation became an official 501(c)3 in 1994 and currently hosts three programs; C.A.S.T. for Kids Program, Fishing Kids Program, and Take A Warrior Fishing Program.
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation hosts over 50 events per year in over half of the United States and expands by 8 new events per year and into 2 new states per year on average. The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation aims for presence across the nation allowing children everywhere and of any means an opportunity to learn how to fish.