Sponsor Us


We wish to appeal to local businesses to join us in efforts to provide a very visible and meaningful community service. We request consideration of your financial support and sponsorship for this year’s event! We hope for approximately 200- 300 participants, and to continue to grow! All proceeds will benefit and help grow the important mission of the highly regarded YMCA youth camp Onyahsa and gem in our community. ALL money stays in Chautauqua County.

The race also has been part of a fund raising campaign for the camp to initiate an overnight camping experience for Type 1 diabetic children. 2017 will represent an expansion of this program to include 16 Diabetic campers for a 5 night stay at camp.

New for 2017 is the partnership amongst the key triathlons in the area, the Meadville Dam Tri and the Edinboro Triathlon. We are excited about this arrangement that better puts the Big Fish on the regional map, avoids event timing conflicts, and promotes the noble goal of the more determined athletes being given special recognition for finishing all three events.

Please consider Sponsorship of this Olympic Triathlon Event.

We strive to implement a well planned, organized, safe, and memorable experience. We are USA Triathlon Sanctioned, which provides further depth of safety, insurance, and name recognition of a quality event. Sponsors will have high visibility with identification on t-shirts, posters, and media publicity, as well as the opportunity to have banners and promotion on the day of the event. Please refer to attached sheet for more specific benefits of your donation.

Please join us, and get on board early as we generate excitement to bring the SIXTH ANNUAL BIG FISH TRIATHLON to Chautauqua Lake, June 10, 2017! We value our sponsors, it is what makes an event successful in providing the foundation to bring together business and community, and deliver a quality event that promotes a healthy lifestyle. We hope to be in contact with you soon, or contact us at your convenience.

Mark Wilson and Robert Berke, MD
Triathlon Race Directors

To download the sponsor form, please click here.

Race Sponsors:

Muskellunge- $5,000+

URCWalleye- $1,000+


Bass- $500+





  Perch- $250+

Mr. & Mrs. David B. Melquist
Dr Michael Akl



  Donors up to $250

In-Kind Contributors

Tim Horton’s
Bemus Point Pottery
Don Erickson Massage
Jamestown Awning
Tops, Mayville
Upstate Yogurt
Welch’s Drinks
Mayville Diner, Bonar’s Homemade Soup
Frantz and Russell
Bag and String Wine Merchants
Kind Bars
Justin’s All Natural Nut Butters, Organic Chocolate
Chautauqua Brick
United Health Care
Shults Auto Group
Stinger products
Jamestown Cycle Shop
Mindy’s Restaurant