Last year, we hosted our very first C.A.S.T. for Kids event, partnered with the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. We were blown away by the turnout of captains, volunteers and 29 children with special needs who were able to spend a day fishing on Charlotte Harbor, many for the first time.
As we prepare for our 2nd C.A.S.T. for Kids event on September 8, 2018, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from last year. Photos by Mike Owens, Mike Downs Sr., participants and event volunteers.
The happiness was overflowing on every face! These children caught fish, rode on boats and received plaques as the crowd cheered for them. Many of these kids had never been applauded before... think about that. The looks on their faces were priceless and I think all the hearts in the room were jumping for joy inside.
We can't wait to do it again. Boat captains and shore volunteers needed. If you'd like to get involved, register online here: http://castforkids.org/event/charlotteharbor/
Let's take kids fishing!