Reeling in the Fun at the 2017 C.A.S.T. for Kids Event at Strawberry Reservoir
Written by: Emily Quinn
Participants at this year's C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Strawberry ReservoirThe 2017 C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Strawberry Reservoir, held on August 12, was a wonderful success. In total, 36 children, 32 boat captains, 15 Reclamation employee volunteers, and about 50 non-Reclamation volunteers participated in the event.
With such a great turnout, it was impossible not to enjoy the day. The children caught fish -- many for the first time, while learning tricks of the trade from expert fishermen. The children were provided with fishing gear, which included a rod and reel, and their very own tackle box.
C.A.S.T. for Kids events provide children with disabilities and disadvantages the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing . At the Strawberry Reservoir event, the children enjoyed a morning of fishing on boats operated by some of the best captains and fishermen in the State of Utah.
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is a public 501(c)3 Charitable Organization. It was formed in 1991 to connect volunteers who love fishing and the outdoors with children who are disabled and/or disadvantaged for a day of fun and fishing.
We would like to thank all of the volunteers who took time to make this event such a special experience for the children who participated this year. Your efforts help make a difference in the lives of children with disadvantages and disabilities, and we appreciate all that you do to make this event possible every year.
Participants pose for a picture at the C.A.S.T. for Kids Strawberry Reservoir event
Happy C.A.S.T. for Kids Participants ready to head out on the boat.
Participants smiled from cheek to cheek after their fishing excursions
Published on August 15, 2017