Meet Our Sponsors
Casting for Hope has been richly blessed by the financial support of both large corporations in Western North Carolina and grassroots efforts and everything in between. Our financial support vision draws upon bringing entire communities together! Click on the logos below to get to know our principal annual sponsors better!
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Upper Creek Angler is Casting for Hope’s principal corporate sponsor, donating a number of guided fly-fishing excursions as well as custom rod builds to Casting for Hope volunteers and participants each year. The Upper Creek Angler boys also donate numerous guide trips and rod builds to Casting for Hope fundraisers across the calendar year. Follow them on Facebook here.
The Mission of Resource Institute is to provide an avenue of support to address natural and human resource opportunities to enhance the quality of life. The Casting for Hope Retreat Center team is excited to name Resource Institute, Inc as a Casting for Hope Retreat Center Brook Trout Patron. A national leader promoting natural stream channel design restoration through education efforts, Resource Institute manages multiple national stream restoration conferences annually, provides training courses for design and construction professionals, and provides project oversight and administration for stream and wetland restoration projects across the country. Check them and their work out on the web here and follow them on Facebook here.
Partridge of Redditch makes some of the finest hooks for fly fishing and fly tying on the planet. This UK-based company provides hooks and other assorted gear to the participants of the Casting for Hope Gold Level fly fishing competition each April. Follow them on Facebook here.
Morganton Eye Physicians specializes in eye care and surgery across western North Carolina.
First Baptist Church of Morganton supports Casting for Hope’s efforts across a wide arc. The Cooperative Mission Fund at FBC supports Casting for Hope’s financial assistance wing, and the Food Services Ministry hosts the annual benefit dinner prior to the December Mipso Concert. Senior Pastor, and Casting for Hope Board Member, Dr. Tom Bland, officiates the Morning of Hope 5K and Sunrise Service. Follow them on Facebook here.
LeCroy Law Firm, PLLC is based out of Morganton, North Carolina. Contact them for all legal advice and needs in WNC!
Clark Communications provides Casting for Hope with all of its printing and stationary needs. Their support has been and continues to be invaluable to the Casting for Hope team in bringing our visions to life for print media and assistance. Follow them on Facebook here!
Cane Classics, owned and operated by Bill Critchfield, is one of the nation’s leading bamboo rod builders. Cane Classics provides Casting for Hope with numerous bamboo rod blanks each year ready to be built by the Upper Creek Angler team to be sold at various Casting for Hope charity auctions and events.
With Casting for Hope from the very start, Countryside Barbeque provides the entire fleet of Casting for Hope fishermen and volunteers lunch on the Saturday of the annual Gold Level Fly-Fishing competition. Located in Marion, they serve up the best pull-pork around! Check them out on Facebook here.
Gragg Orthodontics is owned and operated out of Morganton North Carolina, specializing in child and adult orthodontic health. Need an adjustment to your pearly whites? Give Dr. Gragg and her team a call and check them out on Facebook here.
Part of the Casting for Hope story from its very first days, Bill Batson, owner of Batson Enterprises, is one of Casting for Hope’s best friends. Each year, the folks at Batson Enterprises opens it catalogs to Casting for Hope and says “tell us what you’d like to have.” The rod components are built out by the Upper Creek Angler team and used at various Casting for Hope fundraisers and events. Give them a look for your next rod building needs, and check them out on Facebook here!
James Tool, based out of Morganton, NC, is annually the chief sponsor of the Morning of Hope 5K Race and Sunrise Service. They produce some of the best mechanical parts in the country–and their financial help has been invaluable to starting and sustaining Casting for Hope’s service wings.
Knockaround makes the coolest sunglasses around! And they’re so generous that each year for the Gold-Level fly-fishing competition, they send a pair of sunglasses for each fisherman and each volunteer! Go check them out on Facebook!
River’s Edge Outfitters, based out of Spruce Pine and Cherokee, North Carolina, has been with Casting for Hope since the beginning. From everything to donating the private water for Casting for Hope to host its first events on to helping with the stocking for the Cherokee Classic to providing lodging for the Casting for Hope team in previous years, River’s Edge has been there. Check out their social media presence on Facebook!