May 22nd,

2021

@ Alliant Energy Center

Casting For Kids canceled for 2020

Event to return in 2021

MADISON, Wis, - Mark Osiecki's third annual Casting for Kids, which was scheduled for May 30, has been cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19.

Headquartered for the first time at the Alliant Energy Center, the fishing event and silent and live auction was created to help raise funds for children fighting cancer at the University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital and the 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. "It will be back at Alliant Energy Center."

Having raised over $150,000 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 rournament. A fundraising dinner with both silent and live auctions caps off the day.

Our event was created to help children who are fighting cancer at the nationally recognized University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital / 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 University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital / Carbone Cancer Center. 

Can't fish? Come join us for the dinner and auction at the Alliant Energy Center from 4:00PM to 8:00PM!

Only $50 Per Ticket

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • Fishing will have Two Divisions: 1. Musky 2. Open Division

  • Dinner/Auction Admissions will be made available at $50.00 Each

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

  • 60 Boats Maximum 

  • Pre-Raffle Package - Sold with Registration $130.00 in Raffle Tickets for $100.00

       ** There will be a Live Auction, Silent Auction and Bucket Raffle at the Dinner following the day of fishing

PRESENTING SPONSOR

In​cludes:

  • “Casting for Kids” brought to you by…

  • Name/Logo on Event Publications

  • Signage at Event

  • 2 Corporate Tables of 8 and Autographed Memorabilia

  • Name Recognition on any PSA’s

  • Registration Banner/Signage

  • Recognition at Dinner/Auction

  • 3 Boats Fishing in Event

PLATINUM SPONSOR $5,000.00

In​cludes:

  • Name/Logo on Event Publications

  • Signage at Event

  • Recognition at Dinner/Auction

  • Corporate Table for 8 and Autographed Memorabilia

  • 2 Boats Fishing in Event

GOLD SPONSOR $2,500.00

In​cludes:

  • Signage at Event

  • Recognition at Dinner/Auction

  • Corporate Table for 8 and Autographed Memorabilia

  • 1 Boat Fishing in Event

HAPPY HOUR SPONSOR $1,500.00

In​cludes:

  • Signage at “Happy Hour”

  • Host of the “Happy Hour” Raffle

  • Signage at Event

  • Corporate Table for 8 and Autographed Memorabilia

  • Recognition at Dinner/Auction

FISHING REGISTRATION/LUNCH SPONSOR $1500.00

In​cludes:

  • Signage at Fishing Registration/Opening Meeting

  • Signage at Event

  • Recognition at Dinner/Auction

  • 2 Anglers Fishing in Event

CORPORATE TABLE $1,000.00 EACH

In​cludes:

  • Signage at Table

  • Table for 8

  • Autographed Memorabilia

BOAT SPONSOR $600.00

In​cludes:

  • 4 Admissions to Dinner/Auction

  • Recognition at Event

SILVER SPONSOR $250.00

In​cludes:

  • 2 Admissions to Dinner/Auction

  • Recognition at Event

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 Division” and an “Open Division”)

7:00 am Check-in for Anglers

6:00 am Check-in for Guides/Pros

TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS

Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way

Madison, WI 53713

Happy Hour: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Alliant Energy Center

Dinner & Auction 4:00PM - 8:00 PM

Alliant Energy Center

SEND REGISTRATION FORM & CHECK TO:

Casting for Kids

c/o Mark Osiecki

1233 Scenic Ridge Drive

Verona, WI 53593

Can't fish? Come join us for the dinner and auction at the Alliant Energy Center from 4:00PM to 8:00PM!

Only $50 Per Ticket

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 UW Children's Hospital/Carbone 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!

 
Former UW Hockey Player Ben Street