Nearly 40 children with special needs and their families participated in the second annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir event held by the Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund and presented by Pacific Seafood on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

The free boating and fishing event hosted by the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation, had 35 local anglers and professional fishing guides who volunteered their time and boats to take the children out on the reservoir. An additional 40 volunteers helped with registration and the luncheon and award celebration that preceded the morning on the water.

More than 300 fish were caught and released during the event. The largest fish caught was a 29.5” walleye. “It was a very successful day on the water for our participants, but more importantly it was great opportunity to share the joy of fishing with kids with special needs and their families,” said Chris Ellis, C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir with Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund presented by Pacific Seafood event coordinator.

The Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund was the Local Hero sponsor of the event for the second year. The fund was established in celebration of Timothy Charles and Matthew Scott Daniels, brothers who were raised in Arvada, Colo. and graduated from Pomona High School. After high school, Matt worked in the construction industry while pursuing his dream of becoming a professional fisherman/guide and Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Colorado State University. God called Matt in 2005 and the Daniels family started an annual golf tournament to raise funds for a scholarship in his name. When God called Tim in 2012, the tournament continued but was renamed the Daniels Bros. Memorial. Each year this fund is used to fund various 501(c)3 events in honor of the Daniels boys.

The Daniels family celebrating Tim and Matt at the first annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir event.

“C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir wouldn’t be happening without the generosity and support of the Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund,” Ellis explained. “We are honored to have this opportunity to put on an event in celebration of Matt and Tim Daniels.”

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is in its 33rd year of celebrating children with special needs by providing free boating and fishing events for them to enjoy the outdoors. In 2024, the Foundation will hold more than 100 events across the country. View a complete National schedule at

The 2nd annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir event was held by the Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund and presented by Pacific Seafood with sponsors including Cabela’s, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Chatfield Marina, Colorado Walleye Trail, Denver Bassmasters, Dunkin’ – Parker, Aurora, Greenwood Village and Englewood, Eagle Claw, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies – Highlands Ranch, Ellis Communications Marketing, The Finesse Angler, Fishing With Bernie, Flambeau, Jake’s Custom Painting, Kristi Bringle with RE/MAX Professionals, Kross Custom Baits, Lew’s, Lowry Outdoor Adventures, Parr’s Guide Service, Sakana Baits, Scheel’s Colorado Springs, Tightline Outdoors, Tommy Jigs, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 1-4, Denver,  United States Corp. of Engineers, and Zebco.

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