Catch Co. giving back to C.A.S.T. for Kids

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Laurie Tisdale

C.A.S.T. for Kids holds events all over the country, including this year at the Bassmaster Classic

Chicago,IL – Catch Company, the company behind brands like Mystery Tackle Box and Karl’s Bait & Tackle, is proud to announce a new initiative called Catch Co. Gives Back. The program advances Catch Co.’s mission of “rescuing people from the indoors” by partnering with select nonprofit organizations that are doing amazing work across the fishing industry and society at large.

For one week every quarter, Catch Co. will donate 10% of sales from the Karl’s Bait & Tackle ecommerce site to a nonprofit organization. The company is proud to announce that C.A.S.T. for Kids has been selected as its first partner organization. Starting Monday and running through October 11th, funds collected will be donated directly to C.A.S.T. for Kids to help support the Oregon-based group’s mission to ‘Enrich the Lives of Kids with Special Needs Through Fishing’. To learn more about this wonderful organization and explore other ways to help, please visit https://castforkids.org/.

"One of our core goals as a company is to use the sport of fishing as a platform to support important causes and communities in need. I can’t think of a better cause than helping children with special needs and there is no better partner than C.A.S.T. for Kids.,” says Ryan Watson, Chief Customer Officer & Chief Marketing Officer of Catch Co.

Thousands of volunteers across the US support the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation each year. Participating children are hosted at a local lake or body of water for a day of education, fishing and fun. They are supplied with all the gear they need and partnered with an experienced volunteer who teaches them proper fishing techniques. After a morning of fishing they are able to enjoy a BBQ lunch and awards ceremony with their families. In 2019 C.A.S.T. for Kids hosted more than 75 events across the country.

After serving on the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation Board of Directors for 10 years, Jay Yelas took over as Executive Director in 2015. “My passion for people and for sharing the great sport of fishing with others, especially with children, is why I love C.A.S.T. for Kids. Amazing things happen at our events with tons of caring volunteers creating special memories for these children,” says Jay Yelas.

Each quarter of the year, Catch Co. will be selecting another charity to highlight and support with funds from sales taking place on Karl’s Bait & Tackle for a select week. Find out how you can support this initiative by visiting Catch Co. Gives Back.