Reclamation Holds Annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Event in Yakima, Saturday, June 17

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, aross@usbr.gov

For Release: June 09, 2017

YAKIMA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation’s Yakima Field Office will hold a C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing event Saturday, June 17, at Sarg Hubbard Pond, located on the Yakima Greenway in Yakima. Children with special needs will have the opportunity to reel in a good time as they join some enthusiastic volunteers.

The C.A.S.T. “Catch a Special Thrill” program provides one-day fishing and boating events designed to accommodate children with a wide range of special needs. “The C.A.S.T. event is a wonderful experience for so many in the local community,” said Chad Stuart, Yakima Area C.A.S.T. Coordinator. “People are really looking forward to a great event and the joy it will bring to the kids.”

The children range in age from 7 to 16 years old and have a variety of physical or developmental disabilities. Each participant will receive fishing gear, a tee shirt, and a hat.

Local volunteers will serve as fishing buddies and offer assistance to the novice anglers. Reclamation volunteers will provide a barbecue lunch for all participants following the event.

Partners are C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, Bureau of Reclamation, Greenway Foundation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, AB Foods, Valley Septic, Culligan Water, Pepsi, TreeTop, Inc., Starbucks, Crumrine’s Mobile Grill, and Brumback Law Group.

Participants and volunteers can register online at the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation website: http://castforkids.org/event/sarghubbardpond/.

For more information about the June 17 event or the C.A.S.T. for Kids events region wide, contact Annette Ross, Regional Coordinator, at (208) 378-5322 or visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/cast/. In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

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Relevant Link:

http://castforkids.org/event/sarghubbardpond/