More than 600 expected for June 7 C.A.S.T event at Coulon

The C.A.S.T. “Catch A Special Thrill” Foundation is hosting its annual “Fishing Kids” event scheduled next weekend at Gene Coulon Park in Renton.

Thanks to the generous donations of several organizations, businesses and community groups, children ages 5 to 14 years old will have an opportunity to receive a hands-on fishing lesson at the event.

Groups of 50 children will come to Lake Washington to learn proper fishing techniques from volunteer anglers and fish from the shore in 45 minute sessions. Each pre-registered child will receive a Zebco rod and reel combo and an event t-shirt.

Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in water safety, boating and natural resource demonstrations.

More than 600 children have the opportunity to participate in this event, and registrations are still being accepted through the Renton Parks and Recreations department at or 425-430-6700.

C.A.S.T was started more than 23 years ago by Jim Owens. The idea was to give children who may not have the opportunity to go fishing the chance to experience the thrill of reeling in a fish and the quiet of a day on the water.

This event is made possible through a partnership with local sportsman’s clubs and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. Event sponsors include: Alaska USA Credit Union, Auburn Sports and Marine, Cascade Musky Association, City of Renton, Danielson Tackle, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Eagle Claw, First Savings Bank Northwest, GEICO, Piazza Renton, Puget Sound Anglers, Puyallup Tribe, Renton Kiwanis Club, RFFBA, Sheet Metal Workers Local 66, Starbucks, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Western Bass Club, Western Washington Walleye Club, and Zebco.

Next weekend’s event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7  at Gene Coulon Park.

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