Catch A Special Thrill

| August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Youth ages 6 to 18 with disabilities are invited to register by Sept. 12 for a half day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, courtesy of the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation and the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.

Youngsters are invited to participate at the YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater on Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will provide boats for the youth to experience a morning on the Bay. They’ll learn how to fish and go home with their very own fishing reel and new-found knowledge of the joy of fishing and boating. The program is free to youth ages 6 to 18 with disabilities on a first come, first serve basis.

The program can accommodate 40 youth with one parent or guardian. All youth must be with an adult older than age 18. At check-in, participants will receive the gift of the rod and reel, tackle box, a C.A.S.T. tee-shirt and cap. All are required to wear a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device, which will be provided if you do not have one.

You must pre-register with Recreation Supervisor Wendy Scarborough at the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, at 1 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401; at 410-222-7313, Ext. 3554; or by e-mail at [email protected] She will e-mail the application form.

For information on C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill), call Doug Blankenship at 202-316-6211 or e-mail [email protected] Also see www.castforkids.org. Besides YMCA Camp Letts, C.A.S.T., and the Recreation and Parks Department, partners for this event include the Naval Academy Midshipman Action Group and the Maryland Saltwater Sportsmen’s Association.

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