Hello, and thank you for your interest in our non-profit organization. My name is Art Panfil, and I'm the Founder and Executive Director of Cast It Forward.
As a passionate lifelong angler (Including 30 years of experience on Lake Erie), I've learned that participating in our great sport offers many rewarding experiences above and beyond the act of catching fish. (Which is always great too!)
Things like watching the sunrise on the water, seeing a Bald Eagle fly overhead, spending special time with friends and family, and getting to know your true self are just a few of the impactful experiences that can truly make a difference in one's life. I can say without hesitation or uncertainty that this is exactly what has happened to me.
It is in this spirit that "Cast It Forward" came to be. Our mission is to provide fishing opportunities to Kids, Veterans, and Seniors who otherwise might not be able to do so. And in the act, it is our profound hope that we impact our participants' lives in a powerful, positive, and long-lasting way.
Whether you fit into our participant demographic, want to volunteer, or simply donate, we would love for you to join us on our journey.
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