What do children with special needs, bass boat fishermen, volunteers, and community business sponsors from Northern Virginia have in common? On Saturday, September 19, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., all of these folks will converge at Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac for the Fourth Annual C.A.S.T. for Kids event in Virginia.
“C.A.S.T.” stands for “Catch a Special Thrill.” C A.S.T. For Kids was organized to partner volunteers who love to fish with special needs children for a day of fishing in the great outdoors.
At Leesylvania State Parkthis Saturday25-30 children with special needs from northern Virginia will be joining Tournament Bass Fishermen for a Virginia outdoor adventure. The fishermenwillseat their special guests in their boats to head out on the Potomac where there is some of the best fishing in Virginia and hopefully catch a fish or two.
After that, everyonewill enjoylunch and an awards ceremony. Boat Captains will present the children with engraved plaques and congratulations for their participation. In addition to fishing opportunities for the participating children during the day, other activities are planned on-shore for all who attend.It will be a great day for connecting children in nature at this Virginia State Park.
Manystate park volunteerswill be contributing their time and expertise to make sure its a day these children will never forget.Federal and local agencies, community-minded businesses and theLions Clubs will also beproviding their support. Our corporate sponsors; The Centech Group, Wal-Mart, and LOWESgenerously donatedin order to make this day possible.
If you would like to help or find out more about C.A.S.T., please contact Sarah Phillips, C.A.S.T. for Kids Virginia Coordinator, at (703) 730-8205, or at [email protected]