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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

May 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Seahawks players spend quality time with kids at special fishing event

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The Seahawks Fish & Feast Charity Fundraiser for the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation was held this past Sunday, and raised more than $25,000 to provide fishing opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children.

“Working with the Seahawks is an absolute pleasure” Jim Owens, Executive Director of the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation said in a news release. “It is very obvious that they involve themselves in the community, not because they have to, but because they truly care about making it a better place.”

Seahawks player Patrick Kerney returned as the event’s Honorary Chairman. Other Seahawks on hand were Will Robinson, John Carlson, Colin Cole, Matt Hasselbeck, Ryan Senser, Kyle Williams and coach Bill Lazor.

Clay Dyer, Professional Fisherman and C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation Spokesman, was also at the fundraiser.

Families from the Renton School District Special Education Department had the opportunity to go fishing with the players and sponsors this year and truly enjoyed themselves.

“My favorite part was when I caught the trout. I also really enjoyed eating lunch with Patrick Kerney” said 11 year old Ashley Inge, “I think it was really cool because most people don’t get to fish with a Seahawk.”

More than 100-plus attendees turned out for the fundraiser and all proceeds go directly to supporting efforts to provide more disable and disadvantaged children the opportunity to recreate outdoors through fishing.

(Photo provided by the C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation)

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