Badgers hockey coach hosts fishing event to raise money for kids battling cancer

May 22, 2021 7:53 PM

Grace Houdek

Posted: May 22, 2021 7:53 PM

Updated: May 22, 2021 7:54 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Casting for Kids hosted its third annual event Saturday to help raise money for children fighting cancer.

The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. But now, organizers and participants are returning to Madison Lakes to go fishing for a cause.

Mark Osiecki, associate head coach for UW-Madison’s men’s hockey team, is the organizer of the event.

Fishing guides and celebrities took part fishing in a catch-and-release tournament to raise money for kids at the American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Casting for Kids raised more than $160,000 in its first two years.

The day began with an award ceremony and happy hour at the Green Lantern Restaurant and Bar. It also usually includes a fundraising dinner and both silent and live auctions.

All proceeds will be donated to the American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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