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C.A.S.T. for Kids seeks volunteers

| September 7, 2023 1:00 AM

Organizers are seeking volunteers to participate in a C.A.S.T (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids event.

Volunteers with boats are needed, in addition to on-shore support for the event, scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday at Q'Emiln Park boat ramp, 12201 Parkway Drive, Post Falls.

Volunteers should plan to arrive at 7 a.m.

Volunteers will be paired with kids with special needs or disadvantages, get them set up with fishing poles, tackle boxes and life vests for a day of fishing with a local bass fisherman.

“Last year, we had 22 kids,” volunteer Dennis Dodd said. “This year we have 37 signed up.”

The local Marine Corps League teams with the Oregon-based nonprofit C.A.S.T. to host a day of fishing, giving kids and their caretakers a chance to fill the boat with fish — and memories.

“These events provide a refreshing break from their daily challenges,” C.A.S.T. says on its website. “Spreading a positive message that kids with disabilities can accomplish anything. We include all children, despite their limitations.”