DENVER, April 24, 2023 — The C.A.S.T. (“Catch A Special Thrill”) for Kids Foundation will hold its inaugural C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton on Saturday, July 29, 2023. This will be a free boating and fishing event for children with special needs. The event is open to all children, ages six through 18, no matter their disability. Participants must pre-register online at, the space is limited to the first 40 children who register. C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir Event Coordinator Chris Ellis fishing with kids at the C.A.S.T. for Kids Horsetooth Reservoir event

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation enriches the lives of children with special needs, supports their families, and strengthens communities through the sport of fishing. The national nonprofit empowers families and communities to celebrate children with special needs, making these children feel valued and loved so they can overcome limitations and be successful. The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation hosts annual fishing and boating events across America to provide children with special needs a quality outdoor recreational experience.   

The first annual C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir event is being held by the Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund and presented Pacific Seafood. “After participating in C.A.S.T. for Kids Horsetooth Reservoir for many years I was compelled to bring this incredible experience to kids with special needs in the Denver Metro area,” said Chris Ellis, C.A.S.T. for Kids Chatfield Reservoir with Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund presented by Pacific Seafood event coordinator. “Through a joyful day of fishing, kids, their families and community volunteers will have the unique opportunity to come together for a memorable day of fun and inspiration.” 

The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is in its 31st year of celebrating children with special needs by providing free boating and fishing events for them to enjoy the outdoors. In 2023, the Foundation will hold more than 95 events in 31 states. The C.A.S.T. for Kids Horsetooth Reservoir presented by Pacific Seafood event will be held in Fort Collins, Colo. on Saturday, June 3, 2023. You can view a complete National schedule at

At each event, participants receive a free fishing pole, tackle box, event t-shirt, cap, award plaque, and lunch. A morning of fishing will be followed by a picnic lunch for all and awards ceremony for the kids.  Volunteer boaters will be taking the kids boating.  Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the boat.  If boat space allows, additional siblings and family members may be able to go boating as well.  However, only participants and one parent or guardian are guaranteed to go boating at the event. 

For more information on participation or sponsoring the event, visit

About the C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation:
The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

About Pacific Seafood:
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.

About the Daniels Bros. Memorial Fund:
The Daniels Bros. Memorial 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.