Regional Partners


The C.A.S.T. Foundation is so excited to have Texas Farm Bureau Insurance as not only the title sponsor for our July 2023 Waco Texas Gala & Auction, but also as a presenting sponsor of every single C.A.S.T. for Kids event in the State of Texas for 2023. This is their fifth year sponsoring our Waco Texas Gala & Auction and all C.A.S.T. for Kids events in Texas. This assists our incredible network of volunteer coordinators in providing the best possible experience for every child that attends our events. 

The C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation is thrilled that Pacific Seafood has become our Regional Partner for our Western Region. We look forward to fishing with more children with special needs through this partnership. Founded in 1941, Pacific Seafood remains a family-owned and operated company proudly feeding the world the healthiest protein on the planet. Pacific Seafood manages all parts of the supply chain from harvesting/fishing, processing, value added product development, and distribution to provide customers with fresh, sustainable, high-quality products. Pacific Seafood is headquartered in Clackamas, Ore. and employs more than 3,000 team members across 44 facilities in 11 states. Learn more and order products direct to your door at

In 2020, the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation welcomed The Sportsmen’s Club of Fort Worth as a title sponsor for our first annual Fort Worth Banquet & Auction as well as a presenting sponsor to six C.A.S.T. for Kids events in the state of Texas.  The SCFW has continued its support of our Fort Worth Banquet & Auction.  In 2023, they will support 11 events in the surrounding area of Fort Worth.  Their support has allowed more children with special needs in Texas to have the opportunity to go fishing and to be celebrated by their community.

California Department of Water Resources is a proud partner of C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. They work alongside C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation to benefit the California’s children with special needs and their families to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments through a fun day of fishing.


We are excited to welcome Arkansas Farm Bureau Insurance as a Regional Partner for 2023.  With this partnership, we are bringing 6 events to the state of Arkansas.  This support allows us to celebrate more children with special needs and give them a special day of fishing.


Associate Partners


“The C.A.S.T.  for Kids Foundation and Jay Yelas are doing great things to help America’s youth get a chance to fish. That same vision is very important to AFTCO, and we are excited to partner with them in reaching more children,” Matt Florentino, AFTCO Marketing Director. 

Chase Anderson, B.A.S.S. CEO: “As an organization, B.A.S.S. is proud to support the work of C.A.S.T. for Kids and their extraordinary commitment to serving children with special needs and making a positive impact in their communities. It’s so encouraging to see the passion Bassmaster Elite angler Jay Yelas has for C.A.S.T. for Kids and the support the program receives from other Bassmaster Elite Series anglers. The C.A.S.T. for Kids mission aligns well with our values, and we are pleased to support their efforts to provide children with special needs the opportunity to experience the joy and excitement of fishing.”


DPR Construction’s mission is to be integral and indispensable to the communities in which we build. We have been a sponsor for C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation for three years now, as we truly believe in their purpose of creating invaluable experiences for children with special needs and their families. We are humbled by the opportunity to help these amazing children experience a fun day of fishing and make lifelong friendships doing so.

TVA has a proud history of serving the people of the Tennessee Valley region. We are proud to partner with the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation to support accessible outdoor experiences for children. By working with local communities and organizations such as this, we can help to make the Valley a better place to live, work and raise our families.”

Growing up with a disabled brother, we witnessed first-hand all of the outdoor activities that disabled children miss out on. On the flip side, we also were very fortunate enough to witness the never-ending smiles that resulted pretty much every time our brother Daniel went out on the boat or fished with us on the shore or pier. It was those little trips we took for granted that Daniel always kept talking about. Those were his favorite memories. So we wanted to give those same kinds of unforgettable experiences to as many disabled kids as possible. Thanks C.A.S.T.!

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is thankful for the long time support of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.  Through their generosity, new events are added to the calendar for children to overcome their limitations and experience a great day of fishing.

Program Partners

“Established in 1947, Flambeau Outdoors has stood on a legacy of providing anglers with tackle organization solutions that make a day on the water ready for success. From innovative technologies for advanced anglers to a kid’s first tackle box, we are proud to support future generations of memories made in the great outdoors through C.A.S.T. for Kids. Molded American passion, Flambeau Outdoors believes the core of the fishing passion starts with the glint in a kid’s eye when that first fish bites.”

“The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation hosts events nationally to provide exposure to children, who may not otherwise get the opportunity, to the sport of fishing and the great outdoors. Lew’s Fishing Tackle is proud to be a sponsor and a small part of what the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation stands for and accomplishes.  The smiles on the kids faces say enough for us and we know they are receiving a gift that can last a lifetime.”

“At ArbiterSports, we see every day the positive impact that participating in sports has on changing lives and transforming communities. It is our mission to empower organizations to strengthen the impact of their programming by simplifying registration, event management, and logistic processes.  We are grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of the large impact and enrichment that C.A.S.T. for Kids brings to the lives of children with special needs.


Grant Partners

  • Arthur Dubs Foundation
  • Puyallup Tribe


Our events happen because of generous partners like you!  Working together, we can touch the lives of more kids and families through the sport of fishing.  For more information on a Partnership with the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, please contact Jay Yelas, Executive Director, at 541-602-9823 or by email.