The “Catch A Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Foundation is a public charity formed in 1991 to join volunteers who love to fish with populations with special needs for a day of fishing in the outdoors. The Foundation was granted 501(c)3 status in 1994 and currently hosts three programs; C.A.S.T. for Kids, Fishing Kids, and Take A Warrior Fishing.
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Program is designed to create an environment whereby special needs children and their caretakers could benefit, leaving their problems on shore and sharing a day of fun on the water that they may not otherwise get to experience. The charity furthers its mission by increasing awareness of disabled and disadvantaged children in communities and teaching appreciation for natural resources. This is all made possible through the cooperation of government agencies, national and local sponsors, and local interest groups, and creates a rare and positive experience for America’s youth.