Children with a wide range of disabilities will have the opportunity to reel in a good time as they join some enthusiastic volunteers during the C.A.S.T. for Kids event scheduled for Saturday, June 18, at Sarg Hubbard Pond located on the Yakima Greenway in Yakima, WA.
C.A.S.T., which stands for "Catch a Special Thrill," offers children with disabilities and terminal illnesses an opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing at Sarg Hubbard Pond.
"This will be a first fish experience for some of these kids," said Chris Humphries of the Bureau of Reclamation's Columbia-Cascades Area Office. "This is also a great opportunity for volunteers to be part of a special experience that these children will remember for a long time."
Children range in age from 7-16 years old, many have a variety of physical or developmental disabilities and some may suffer with terminal illnesses. Each participant will receive fishing gear, a tee shirt, and a hat, Humphries said.
Volunteers from the local Carpenter Local Union #770, Reclamation, and others will serve as fishing buddies and offer assistance to the novice anglers. Reclamation volunteers will also provide a barbecue lunch following the event for the participants.
Partners include: C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, Bureau of Reclamation, Children's Village, Starbucks Coffee Company, Valley Septic, Culligan Water Softener, McDonalds, Pepsi, Yakama Nation Legends Casino, and TreeTop, Inc.
Released: June 10, 2011