CAST 4 KIDS 2022
Hi, and thx again for helping make the April 16 event possible. All 43 registered kids had a wonderful day. So did the 49 Boat Captains and 49 Shore Volunteers. And so did the Sponsors who were able to participate. If you were not able to join us this time, I hope you will next year.
I was awestruck by the joy the kids expressed literally all day. I don’t think I have ever seen so many big smiles in one place. They were particularly evident while the kids received their trophies and commemorative plaques. Many of the kids used the stage to tell us about their day. They told about their first trip to a lake, the thrill of catching their first fish – or big fish or even no fish- or about a fast (sometimes wet!) boat ride, or their heartfelt gratitude for all who made the day possible. Some stories brought tears to my eyes, and I was not alone in that.
As the day unfolded, I could not help but remember that C.A.S.T. for Kids will replicate our event more than 80 times this year, in more than 30 States. And that both of those numbers grow each year. Honestly, I can’t fathom the generosity of the plethora of Sponsors who make such wonderful things happen. It is simply awesome!
I hope you will take a few minutes to enjoy the photos that are accessible below. In case you are wondering, all attendees signed Registration Forms that allow Sponsors to use these photos but C.A.S.T. for Kids must always be credited appropriately.
I just sent the same set to the Participants, Boat Captains and Shore Volunteers. Per a request from CFK National, next I will send a subset of “My Arbitrary and Capricious Top Ten” to the Foundation for broader online and other use.
Next years event will be at Lake Pleasant, on April 15, 2023. Meanwhile, on behalf of everyone involved in C.A.S.T. for Kids, please know how grateful we are to you. There are so many worthwhile charitable causes in today’s world, and we are thankful that you chose to help ours this year.
Pictures below are a partial selection. To see them all go to this DropBox