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

There is still time! Pre-purchase your raffle tickets!

Participant with a crappie catch

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


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.

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 | | (678) 231-1563
Debbie Sharp | | (940) 668-4213.


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

Contact Us

Sign up to receive updates on the event and when raffle prizes are added.

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

$2,500 Gator Sponsor

  • Title Sponsor for the event on all publicity and marketing materials
  • Business logo printed on the cups used at the Shrimp Boil
  • Business logo on event T-shirt
  • Option to have representative at the event promote business
  • Fishing passes for up to 10 participants
  • 10 tickets to the Shrimp Boil
  • Opportunity to display promotional items in the goody bags
Gator Sponsor Level

Impact: Cover the tuition and fees for a full-time student for a semester

Largemouth bass level sponsorship

$1,000 Largemouth Bass Sponsor

  • Business logo on event T-Shirt, prominent listing in all publicity and marketing materials
  • Option of representation at the event to promote business
  • Business name on event poster
  • Event passes for up to 6 participants
  • 4 tickets to the Shrimp Boil
  • Opportunity to display promotional items in goodie bags

This Year's Sponsors

Merki and Associates
Weatherly Law Firm
PGL: Connecting Businesses On Time
Mosquito Joe
Camp Gladiator
31 Three Design
Paul and Sue Herring

Impact: Cover the tuition and fees for two courses for a student

Smallmouth bass level sponsorship

$500 Smallmouth Bass Sponsor

  • Business logo on event T-shirt and all publicity and marketing materials
  • Opportunity to set up booth at the event
  • Event passes for up to 4 participants
  • 2 tickets to the Shrimp Boil
  • Opportunity to display promotional items in goodie bags
Pete and Angie
Tom and Ellen Kilgore
Dr. Wallace
Brad and Heather Cozart

This Year's Sponsors

Liberty Landscape Management
Stevens Financial Services
Farmers Insurance Group
Embassy Suites
Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar
First State Bank
CHEP, A Brambles Company
Stephen Ministry
Country Lakes Family Dental
Pies for Pups
Lantern Ink
PTS Sports Apparel

Impact: Cover the tuition and fees for one course for a student

Striped bass level sponsorship

$250 Striped Bass Sponsor

  • Business name on event T-shirt and all publicity and marketing materials
  • Event passes for up to 2 participants
  • 1 ticket to the Shrimp Boil
  • Opportunity to display promotional items in goodie bags

This Year's Sponsors

Argyle Water Supply Inc.
DATCU Credit Union
Chrissy Mallouf, Realtor
Brenda and Jeff Nunnely

Impact: Covers the cost of a book for a student

$150 Family Fun Pack Sponsor

  • Event passes for up to 4 participants
  • 2 Adult tickets to the Shrimp Boil and 2 Kids tickets for the Shrimp Boil
  • Up to 4 kids T-Shirts

$100 Blue Gill Sponsor

  • Event pass for 1 participant
  • Recognition at the event
Blue Gill

Donation/Raffle Sponsor

Recognition at the event

Sliver Fishing Lure

This Year's Sponsors

Chaztana - Piyush and  Andrea Patel
Debbie Sharp
Nick Bissett
Amber and Zach Sams
Joy Kirven
Dustin Office Machines
Dr. David Dillow
John and Jane Thompson
Vince Palmby
Chris Allison

Raffle Donors

Amber Sams Realty
The Dale Jr Foundation
Denton County Fire EMS Department
Fifth Gear Automotive
Googan Squad
The Horse's Axe
JP Dog Training
Nets Happy Pets
Southwestern Parts and Service
Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Team
TFO Power to the Angler
Donovan Clary
Judy Wasik

Reds Lake Fork Fly Fishing

Shrimp Boil Donors

Apple Jacks' Liquors
Cindy Thurk Event Planning
Hop Fusion Ale Works
Pies for Pups
John and Valerie Donahue
Darren Fisk
James Eddy

Fishing Event Donors

Argyle United Methodist Church
Live Bait Outlet of Lewisville
Pond King Inc. Est. 1995


North Central Texas College
Patriot Anglers
Argyle United Methodist Church