Fifth Annual Casting for a Cause Kids Fishing Event

Argyle United Methodist Church (AUMC) will be hosting their 5th Annual Casting for a Cause Fishing Event on Saturday, October 16, 2021. This event will benefit the students of North Central Texas College by providing scholarship opportunities for those attending the three Denton County campuses, local food insecurity programs and North Texas Patriot Anglers. This year, the event will include a Shrimp Boil for sponsors and guests to enjoy. AUMC and the NCTC foundation are currently seeking sponsors for this event.

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Kids Fishing | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Shrimp Boil Celebration

Participant with a crappie catch

Benefiting North Central Texas College, local Food Insecurity Programs, and North Texas Patriot Anglers.

Background

Thanks to our sponsors, participants, and volunteers, Casting For A Cause (CFAC) has raised over $32,000 in the first 4 years of the event. To date, $13,500 has been placed in a scholarship endowment as part of the Denton County NCTC Foundation, $9,500 in scholarships have been awarded, and $8,570 has been distributed to support local north Texas Food Insecurity Programs.

2021 Fundraising Goal

The 5th Annual Casting For A Cause event is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021. We have set our event fundraising goal at $25,000. We know that budgets are tight, so as you are considering your community outreach requests, it is our hope that you will include our 2021 event in your budget.

Where the Money Goes

The proceeds of the 2021 event will support NCTC Scholarships (75%), along with local Food Insecurity Programs and the North Texas Patriot Anglers (25%). North Texas Patriot Anglers is a local organization that serves disabled veterans by utilizing the therapeutic benefits of fly tying and fly fishing.

Join the Tournament!

Sign up now for the Kids' Fishing Tournament for ages 4-12. Cost is $25 per child. There is no additional charge for any of the kids that participated in the fishing tournament to attend the shrimp boil. Just need to know that they plan to attend the shrimp boil that afternoon.

Complete the entry form and mail to:

NCTC Foundation
Attention: Jessica DeRoche
316 E. Hickory St.
Denton, TX 76206

Tournament Entry Form

OR you can sign up and pay online.

Tournament Online Payment

Free Raffle Tickets

You can also enter the tournament and earn a free raffle ticket by downloading this form, coloring the fish, and bringing it to the event.

Coloring Fish Entry Form

You can also earn a free raffle ticket by signing up and bring 3 canned food items to the event.

Early Bird Deadline

The Early Bird sign up ends on October 1, 2021. T-shirts are provided to all those that register early! Day of entry registration is available, but T-shirts may not be available for all day event registration.

What's New This Year

Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil

As we look to grow the event and impact more lives in north Texas, we are adding a Shrimp Boil Celebration following the event. Tickets will be included in the sponsorship packages or can be purchased separately. The Shrimp Boil will be a celebration of our scholarship recipients, as well as, the local community programs that Casting For A Cause supports.

Ticket Prices

Adults - $25
Kids 12 and under - $5

Ticket Registration Form

Purchase Tickets Online


James Eddy

James Eddy

James is an up and coming rock/country musician who has donated his time to provide music and entertainment for the Shrimp Boil Celebration.

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Our Ask

There are a variety of ways to support the event in helping us reach our $25,000 goal (Corporate sponsorships, individual donations, participation in event, donation of raffle prizes, purchase of raffle tickets).

For more information, please contact:

Brad Cozart | bradpcozart@gmail.com | (678) 231-1563
Debbie Sharp | dsharp@nctc.edu | (940) 668-4213.

Impact

The impact Casting For A Cause is having on students in Denton County is made evident by the feedback of our scholarship recipients.

“As a single mother, I do go through financial constraints with this scholarship I was able to afford my textbooks and I also see this scholarship as a reward for my excellent performance in my academic work. Thank you so much for this funding."—Cutie Roberts – Nursing Student

“Being a first generation college student, I am determined to obtain my degree. This scholarship is very important to me because the cost of attending college is entirely up to myself. I work between 35-50 hours a week while attending NCTC in order to pay for my classes and this scholarship helps me immensely by allowing me to take more classes and work toward my goal."—Rachel Maddalena - Engineering Technology

Participant in a colorful coat with a catfish

Event Information

  • The event is limited to 70 children. Pre-registration is encouraged.
  • All pre-registered participants will receive an event t-shirt.
  • Children can register the day of the tournament, if the maximum has not been met.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants should bring a fishing pole.
  • A limited number of fishing poles (first come, first serve basis) and terminal tackle (weights, bobbers, hooks) will be available at the Fishing Check-in Tent.
  • Bait will be provided.
  • Volunteers will be present to assist any children needing help.
  • No fishing license is needed for the event.
  • The event is catch & release only.
  • Due to the number of participants and close quarters, only live and/or dead bait will be allowed.  No casting of lures or artificial bait permitted.
  • Medals will be awarded every hour during the event in both age groups - Ages 4 - 8, 9 - 12.

Event Location

Argyle United Methodist Church Pond
9033 Fort Worth Dr.
Argyle, Texas 76226

Raffle Tickets

Rafflet tickets may be purchased at the event or online.

Prices

  • 1 for $10
  • 3 for $20
  • 10 for $50
  • 25 for $100

Buy Raffle Tickets Online

Raffle Prizes

Raffle prizes will be drawn and announced at the afternoon Shrimp Boil Celebration (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM). Each item will have a ticket container at the event. Pre-purchased tickets will be placed in the raffle items specified during purchase OR will be available for those who plan to attend the event to place in the items of their choice.

NOTE: Pre-purchased raffle tickets in amounts of $50 and $100 will receive bonus tickets. $50 - 11 tickets (1 bonus ticket); $100 - 30 tickets (5 bonus tickets).

  1. Illinois River Float Trip (Value $550), Professional Guide: Donavan Clary
    1-night stay with 1-day float/fish for 2 people on the scenic Illinois River above Tenkiller lake near Tahlequah, Oklahoma for smallmouth bass and various other species. Trip includes a night stay at the lodge on Tenkiller lake. All snacks, lunch and drinks will be provided on the river during a 6-8hr float/fishing trip catching two species of smallmouth bass. Certificate is good for calendar year 2022. Winner must contact us to book the trip asap. Please don't delay.
  2. Lake Fork Guided Fly-Fishing Trip (Value $400), Professional Guide: Johnny Walker
    Don't miss out on the thrill of fishing Lake Fork, Texas and possibly landing the bass of a lifetime. Established by the Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1979, Lake Fork was designed a premier bass fishing lake with 732,514 Florida Black Bass stocked from 1979 through 1987. The lake currently holds records for 34 out of the Top 50 and 15 of the top 20 Texas State Record Largemouth Bass. This fishing trip includes fly fishing instruction, tackle and flies.  Beginners or experienced fly fishers, both young and old, are welcome.  And by the way, the current Lake Fork - Largemouth bass fly rod record of 9.52 pounds (24.5”) is held by Mr. Johnny Walker.
  3. Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) Rod Of Choice (Retail $400 each)
    Our friends at Temple Fork Outfitters here in Dallas have generously donated 2 (two) fly rods for this year’s raffle. Each “Rod of Choice” certificate entitles the winner to a TFO fly rod of choice, with a retails value of up to $400 each. What an amazing prize!  X2
  4. Registration for 2022 Tight Loops Fly Fishing Camp at AUMC (Value $60)
  5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Autographed biography "Racing to the Finish" and hat (Value $200)
  6. Excite! Gym & Cheer Gym Birthday Bash (Value $265)
  7. Custom Quilt - Girls (Value $250)
  8. Custom Quilt - Boys (Value $250)
  9. Autographed Texas Rangers baseball hat (Value $50)
  10. JP Dog E-Training (Value $249)
  11. Nets Happy Pet Gift Certificate for Training/Boarding (Value $100)

Sponsor Sign Up

To be a sponsor, you will need to print, fill out, and mail the Casting for a Cause Sponsorship Agreement or you may sign up and pay online.

 Sponsorship Agreement

Send sponsorship agreement and contribution to:

NCTC Foundation
Attention: Jessica DeRoche
316 E. Hickory St
Denton, TX 76206

 Sponsorship Online Signup

Online Sponsorship sign-up will end Thursday, October 14th  at noon.

To have your logo printed on all collateral material, you must sign up as a sponsor no later than October 1st. Payments may extend beyond October 1st under certain conditions.

Please call the Foundation Office for more information at (940) 668-4213.

Sponsorship Opportunities & Participation Levels

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