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participants in the Casting for Kids tournament casting their reels from inside a boat that's on a lake

Kunes Buick GMC of Stoughton Sponsors Casting for Kids 2024

Published on May 14, 2024 by Talia Mushinsky

Get Hooked on Fun: Kunes Buick GMC of Stoughton Proudly Sponsors Mark Osiecki's 6th Annual Casting for Kids Event!

Kunes Buick GMC of Stoughton is thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the much-anticipated 6th annual Casting for Kids event organized by former Wisconsin Men's Hockey Coach, Mark Osiecki. This special event, set for May 18, 2024, in the scenic lakes of Madison, Wisconsin, isn't just about fishing—it's a heartfelt effort to make a significant impact in the lives of families and children facing the challenges of cancer.

Mark Osiecki's Casting for Kids logo: Red circle around a fish, with a rod and a hockey stick. Text reads: Mark Osiecki's Casting for Kids Fishing Tournament

🐟 A Day of Fishing and More

From 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Lake Kegonsa, Monona, Mendota, and Waubesa will be the backdrop for this catch-photo-release tournament. This event is designed to bring the community together, accommodating anglers of all skill levels, from seasoned pros to those just dipping their toes in the water. With a variety of species targeted, participants will have plenty of opportunities to showcase their fishing skills.

🚤 Tournament Format

Casting for Kids is a catch-photo-release tournament, emphasizing conservation and sportsmanship. With a limit of 80 boats, early registration is encouraged to secure your spot. Dive into the multi-species tournament with divisions for Musky, Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch. It's the perfect chance to showcase your fishing prowess across multiple categories!

🕖 Early Start

Be sure to check in by 7:00 AM at the Alliant Energy Center, our proud tournament headquarters located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713. This central hub will be the starting point for a day packed with action and community spirit.

Michael Whitefeather, pictured on far right, poses in front of his boat with 3 other volunteers at Casting for Kids event

The Heart of the Event: Our Community and Volunteers

Over the past six years, the event has remarkably raised over $620,000 for pediatric research at the American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. At the heart of Casting for Kids is our community and dedicated volunteers like Michael Whitefeather, a passionate Kunes Auto Group employee and volunteer guide at Casting for Kids.

Michael, a father of three daughters, deeply understands the importance of this cause. He finds joy and purpose in being part of a company that rallies for such meaningful causes, like this one.

Special Moments and Memories

One of the most rewarding aspects of the event for Michael is witnessing the children and families who have benefited from past tournaments. The sight of recovering children participating with their families fills everyone involved with hope and motivation. The involvement of NHL players, both current and former, adds a layer of excitement and community spirit, turning this event into a collaborative effort across various sectors.

three participants proudly pose with the bass they caught at the Casting for Kids fishing tournament

🍽 Not Just a Tournament, But a Celebration

After the fishing concludes, participants can look forward to a Happy Hour and a dinner auction from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, held at the Alliant Energy Center. These social gatherings are perfect for sharing stories of the day's catch and the joys of contributing to a noble cause.

The event will also feature a raffle sponsored by Alumacraft and Don's Marine, with a grand prize of a $30,000 boat, emphasizing the incredible support from our partners. Your contributions are making waves for a good cause. Every bid helps!

two Casting for Kids participants posing in front of their boat

🎣 Register Today!

Don’t miss out on the fun and the chance to support a wonderful cause. Whether you're competing or cheering from the shores, your participation is what truly makes this event special. Register below!

Pictured from left to right: Michael Whitefeather, Mark Osiecki, Brad Scharfenorth, and Carol Scharfenorth in front of the boat that was auctioned off at the Casting for Kids event

🚗 Join Us in Making a Difference

Although guide boats are currently sold out, there is still an opportunity for individuals with their own boats to participate. We invite everyone to join this exceptional event, whether by fishing, cheering from the sidelines, or participating in the auction. Each contribution helps extend our reach in the community and supports ongoing research and care for children battling cancer.

Kunes Auto Group is more than just a dealership; we are part of a community that believes in giving back and supporting each other. Events like Casting for Kids are a testament to our commitment to community service and making a positive impact. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces on May 18, ready to cast their lines for a great cause. Let's make this year's event unforgettable!

So, whether you're a competitive angler or looking for a fun day with the family, mark your calendar for May 18th. We can't wait to see you there, and we're excited to play a part in a day that promises good fun for a great cause.

For more information and updates, keep your eyes on follow their social media page. Let the countdown begin to a day full of joy, community, and fishing!

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