Bastrop C.A.S.T. Event Thrills in 2015
Written by: Kim Parish
Tyler checks out Kynlee's new fishing hat.
The Oklahoma Texas Area Office has the unique pleasure of being able to host two Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) events annually. The first is held at Lake Bastrop in Bastrop, Texas and the second is held at Lake Thunderbird in Norman, Okla.
These events provide an opportunity for special needs children and their families to enjoy fishing in the great outdoors for absolutely no cost.
The generosity of the volunteers makes this event a huge success. Many offer their time and their boats to take these youngsters out on the lake and make it a priority to show them a great time and find the lake's best fishing hole. Others offer their cooking abilities and provide a fantastic lunch for everyone involved in the event.
It takes an exceptional amount of time and effort to get these events set up. Volunteers being recruiting efforts months before the big day arrives. The photos here accurately reflect the sheer joy that is experienced while attending a C.A.S.T. event.
If you want to make a difference in the life of others and see the results first hand, you are encouraged to volunteer your time or services at a C.A.S.T. event in your local area. If you don't have a local C.A.S.T. event, seek out other opportunities to give back to your community in a way that will not only change other's lives but will also change yours.
Participants and volunteers of 2015 Lake Bastrop C.A.S.T. event.
(Left) Liliana shows everyone how it is done by reeling in two bass from Lake Bastrop. (Right) Capt. Brad presents Eman with his plaque. Each participant is given a plaque with a photo of themselves and their boat captain together.
Ethan and Capt. Rick ready to catch a big one at Lake Thunderbird.
Ryen, Capt. Carl and Ryen's dad are ready to fish Lake Thunderbird.
Published on May 02, 2015