May 22nd,

2021

2021 Event to Return

MADISON, Wis, - After cancelling last years event due to concerns with Covid 19, we are excited to announce that Mark Osiecki's third annual Casting for Kids, will return on May 22nd, 2021.

Headquartered for the first time at the Green Lantern Restaurant and Bar, this fishing event was created to help raise funds for children fighting cancer at the American Family Children's Hospital / UW Carbone Cancer Center.

"With all the uncertainty in the world in which we live, and after conversations with others involved, we've decided to reset and move this year's event to May 22, 2021, which is the weekend before Memorial Day," said event organizer and UW associate head men's hockey coach Mark Osiecki.

Having raised over $160,000 in its first two years, Casting For Kids raises money by asking local fishing guides to take participants out fishing, along with national and local celebrities, in a catch-and-release fishing tournament. We will be capping off the day with an award ceremony and happy hour at the Green Lantern Restaurant and Bar.

Our event was created to help children who are fighting cancer at the nationally recognized American Family Children's Hospital / UW Carbone Cancer Center. Participants in our event share a passion for children, community involvement and fishing. We raise money by asking local fishing guides to take participants out fishing (including National and local celebrities) in a tournament format. In addition, the Casting for Kids event includes a fundraising dinner and both silent and live auctions with net proceeds being donated to the American Family Children's Hospital / UW Carbone Cancer Center

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All net proceeds will benefit American Family Children's Hospital / UW Carbone Cancer Center

  • Fishing will have Four Divisions: Musky, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Bass

  • $600.00 Per Boat - 3 Anglers per boat or 2 Anglers plus Guide

  • 60 Boats Maximum - get your reservation now!

       ** There will be a Award Ceremony and Happy Hour following the day of fishing

PRESENTING SPONSOR

In​cludes:

  • “Casting for Kids” brought to you by…

  • Name/Logo on Event Publications

  • Signage at Event

  • Autographed Memorabilia

  • Name Recognition on any PSA’s

  • Registration Banner/Signage

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

  • 3 Boats Fishing in Event

HAPPY HOUR SPONSOR $1,500.00

In​cludes:

  • Signage at “Happy Hour”

  • Host of the “Happy Hour”

  • Signage at Event

  • Autographed Memorabilia

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

  • 2 Anglers Fishing in Event

PLATINUM SPONSOR $5,000.00

In​cludes:

  • Name/Logo on Event Publications

  • Signage at Event

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

  • Autographed Memorabilia

  • 2 Boats Fishing in Event

FISHING REGISTRATION/LUNCH SPONSOR $1500.00

In​cludes:

  • Signage at Fishing Registration/Opening Meeting

  • Signage at Event

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

  • 2 Anglers Fishing in Event

GOLD SPONSOR $2,500.00

In​cludes:

  • Signage at Event

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

  • Autographed Memorabilia

  • 1 Boat Fishing in Event

BOAT SPONSOR $600.00

In​cludes:

  • 4 Merchandise Packages

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

SILVER SPONSOR $250.00

In​cludes:

  • 2 Merchandise Packages

  • Recognition at Happy Hour / Trophy Presentation

3RD ANNUAL

Casting for Kids Musky Tournament

All net proceeds will benefit American Family Children's Hospital / UW Carbone Cancer Center

 

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 | 8:00am - 2:00pm

Lakes: Kegonsa, Monona, Mendota, and Waubesa 

THIS IS A CATCH-PHOTO-RELEASE TOURNAMENT

Multi-Species Tournament.

(Musky, Bass, Norther Pike, and Walleye Divisions)

7:00 am Check-in for Anglers

6:00 am Check-in for Guides/Pros

TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS

Green Lantern Restaurant and Bar

4412 Siggelkow Rd,

McFarland, WI 53558

Happy Hour & Trophy Presentation: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Green Lantern Restaurant and Bar

SEND REGISTRATION FORM & CHECK TO:

Casting for Kids

c/o Mark Osiecki

1233 Scenic Ridge Drive

Verona, WI 53593

Green Lantern Restaurant and Bar - Host of this year's Happy Hour and Award Ceremony.

2019 Casting for Kids Event

The 2nd annual Casting for Kids event was a huge success. With a significantly larger attendance, we were able to raise twice the amount of the previous year with $100K! 

"Congrats to Casting for Kids, your love for the sport and passion to use it for the benefit of others is impressive.”  Theran Welsh (Former Badger Hockey Captain - All American - National Champion)

                                                                                                                 

Check out some of this year's catches!

2018 Casting for Kids Event

The 2018 Casting for Kids event was completely sold out. We were hoping to raise 25K for the American Family Children's Hospital / UW Carbone Cancer Center and we surpassed 50K! Here are some photos:

 

“I am inspired and grateful for the enthusiastic support from Mark, Joe, Pat and Wally in creating this unique, fun and successful event to benefit UW Carbone and American Family Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer program!”

           

                                                                                                                                                        -Nancy Francisco-Welke

                                                                                                                                                         Vice President of Development

                                                                                                                                                         Medical Advancement Group

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Contact

For any questions/concerns about the event, please contact Mark Osiecki at:

 

Phone: (614) 935-1004

Email: mao@athletics.wisc.edu

1233 Scenic Ridge Dr

Verona, WI 53593

Stay updated on event details using the social media links below!

 
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