Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Aiden Basham starts catching fish right away at the Leitchfield City Lake Saturday morning during the third annual C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing event.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Aiden Basham starts catching fish right away at the Leitchfield City Lake Saturday morning during the third annual C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing event.

Catch a Special Thrill, also known as C.A.S.T. for Kids, held its third annual fishing event in Leitchfield for children with special needs last Saturday morning at the city lake in James D. Beville Community Park.

According to event coordinator Heather Bullock, the Leitchfield division of C.A.S.T. was created by three local teenagers, Noah Bullock, Luke Henderson and Ryan Johnson, who wanted to do something to help support the community.

She said they loved fishing and had a heart for special needs kids, so they sought out C.A.S.T. for Kids.

Last Saturday's event marked the third year for C.A.S.T. for Kids Leitchfield and, according to Bullock, it grows every year.

She said that there were 45 participants and over 100 volunteers present for this year's event.

"It's great event that gets kids that don't get to do stuff like this every day out," Henderson said. "It's also great to see the sport that I love impact lives like this."

His fishing partner, Clay Killen, said, "It's been really, really fun because I've been hanging out with my best buddy."