Reclamation Schedules C.A.S.T. For Kids At Shasta Lake

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: May 27, 2004

Reclamation's Northern California Area Office is holding its fifth annual C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill) For Kids event on Saturday, June 12, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Packers Bay Boat Launch Area on Shasta Lake.

C.A.S.T. For Kids is an outdoor event that teams up sponsors and fishermen with special needs children for a day of fishing enjoyment. This year there will be participants from the Make A Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, Northern California Burn Foundation, and other local agencies and schools.

The day begins with each child receiving fishing gear, a t-shirt, and a hat. While enjoying breakfast, the children will learn about boating and water safety from Shasta County Sheriff's Boat Patrol officers and will be treated to a visit by the Mercy Air helicopter, Smokey Bear, Moose Lodge Clowns, and CHP's mascot Chipper. The children, parents and guardians, and their fishing mentors will then head out to enjoy a morning of fishing on Shasta Lake. A hosted lunch will be served, and the day will conclude with closing ceremonies and awards.

This event is co-sponsored by Reclamation and the C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation with the support of more than 50 local sponsors.

For more information, please call Ms. Sheri Harral of Reclamation's Northern California Area Office at 530-276-2030, TDD 700-450-6000, or e-mail her at:

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