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Great Plains Region
Billings, Mont.
Media Contact:
Todd Dixon
(406) 247-7303
Mark Andersen
(406) 247-7610

Released On: July 13, 2005

C.A.S.T. for Kids Event Scheduled at Canyon Ferry Reservoir
Some Helena, Montana, children will have the opportunity to reel in a whopper of a good time as they join some enthusiastic volunteers during the C.A.S.T. for Kids event scheduled for Canyon Ferry Reservoir on Sunday, July 17.

C.A.S.T., which stands for Catch a Special Thrill, will offer young people from the Intermountain Children's Home an opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing at Canyon Ferry Reservoir, near Helena. Each participant will receive fishing gear, a tee shirt, and a hat.

For some kids, this is their first experience fishing. For the volunteers, it is a great opportunity to be part of a special experience that these young people will remember for a lifetime.

C.A.S.T. goals include: provide a meaningful and enjoyable fishing opportunity; promote fishing as an alternative leisure activity, offer educational elements such as: angler ethic, fish identification and water safety, and develop skills that provide a lifelong hobby.

Volunteers from the Bureau of Reclamation and Walleyes Unlimited will provide fishing buddies, boats, and expertise to assist novice anglers. The morning fishing events will be followed by a lunch provided by the Legal Tender Restaurant.

For more background information about the C.A.S.T. program or more information about the July 17th event, contact Todd Dixon at 406-247-7303 or visit the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation official website at www.castforkids.org.

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