We are incredibly grateful for the amazing generosity of our supporters that made the sold out 10th Anniversary BIG 3 Fishing Tournament another record-setting one! We are thrilled to announce that the Big 3 raised more than $675,000, our most successful yet, that will keep our programs thriving across Cape Cod & the Islands.

This would not be possible without the tireless dedication and commitment from the Big 3 tournament leadership committee: Tri-Chairs, Shawn DeLude, Jeff Leerink and John Our, and committee members, Jonas Baker, Courtney Bridge, Ben Crago, Chris Cooney, Chris Lynch, Kyle Prussing, Kendall Sullivan, and Alex Theoharidis. Thank you!

We recognize the tremendous generosity from all our donors, sponsors, in-kind friends, and volunteers, whose support we celebrate and are most thankful for. You have helped us build a strong foundation as we embark on Commitment 1,000 – to serve 1,000 kids with a Big mentor by 2028. We are indebted to all of you for your contributions that make a direct impact on the kids and families we serve on Cape Cod and the Islands, and for years to come.

This year’s tournament was sold out for months, capping attendance for Friday’s tournament reception at 240 guests, with 40 boats registered to fish. Derek Lambiase, a recent graduate, and Cadet Big Brother at Mass Maritime Academy, was the evening’s mission speaker, sharing testimony about his four-year match with his Little Brother Camden of Bourne.

The biggest fish weighed in was a 12.8 lb. striped bass from Team Alicat and an 11.2 lb. bluefish from Team Kingsbury. Points were awarded for each bluefin tuna caught and released, and Team Scup Slayer took home the win in this category. New this year: the overall youth angler award went to Stella Rose who reeled in 68 fish (!!!); and overall female angler went to Anne Bucs.

Since inception, the Big 3 Fishing Tournament has raised more than $3.825 million, creating more than 1,345 new mentoring friendships for under-resourced youth on the Cape and the Islands.

If you have time to give, please consider becoming a Big. Something as simple as fishing, shooting hoops, grabbing pizza, or playing a board game, is all it takes to be a Big and make a world of difference. 

On behalf of the children and families we serve, thank you for believing and investing in the power of mentoring. #biggertogether

Save the date for the 11th annual tournament on Friday, July 12, 2024.

Be on the lookout for event photos that will posted on our social media channels in the coming days. Follow @capebigs for more! Thank you to Lipofsky Photography.

To learn more about getting involved, please contact Christa Danilowicz at cdanilowicz@capebigs.org.

  • Where Wychmere Beach Club
  • When Friday, July 12, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Details The 11th annual Big 3 Fishing Tournament will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024. Enjoy a fun day of fishing for bluefin tuna, striped bass, and bluefish - all to support local mentoring programs on Cape Cod & the Islands. The Captain's Reception will held the night prior, on Thursday, July 11th. If you are interested in reserving your spot for 2024, or to learn more, please contact Christa Danilowicz at cdanilowicz@capebigs.org.
2023 Wicked Tuna Sponsors
2023 Big Bass Sponsors
2023 Striper Sponsors
2023 Bluefish Sponsors
2023 Commemorative Jacket Sponsor
2023 Tournament Reception Sponsor
2023 Captain's Bag Sponsor
2023 Photo Booth Sponsor
2023 "Erase the Wait" Sponsor
2023 Print Collateral Sponsor
2023 Captain's Bucket Sponsor
2023 Tournament Awards Sponsor
2023 Weigh Station Sponsor
2023 Kickoff Party Sponsors
2023 Little 3 Fishing Tournament Sponsors
2023 Commemorative Tournament Shirt Sponsors
2023 Supporters
2023 Friends
2023 Big 3 Fishing Tournament
When is the Big 3 Fishing Tournament?

The 10th Anniversary Celebration Big 3 Fishing Tournament is set to take place on Friday, July 7th, with a Captain’s Dinner (invitation only) on Thursday, July 6th.

Where does the money raised at this event go?

Funds raised by The BIG 3 will directly support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands.

What is the deadline for sponsorship?

Sponsorship opportunities will be available to reserve in October 2022.

Deadline will be on Monday, June 26, 2023 or until “Sold Out!

How much did we raise last year?

The incredible support and generosity displayed for the 9th annual BIG 3 Fishing Tournament demonstrated the commitment our community has to change the lives of all children for the better. We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 BIG 3 raised more than $655,000, our most successful yet, to defend the potential of youth and keep our program thriving across Cape Cod & the Islands. Read more about the 2022 event in our BIG 3 Thank You Newsletter.


Please note that as a result of a rise in event operating expenses, the leadership tournament committee has decided to increase sponsorship packages in order to continue to strengthen our organization’s mission and outcomes. 

Please contact Christa Danilowicz at cdanilowicz@capebigs.org for questions or additional information.

Event Tri-Chairs

Shawn DeLude
DeLude Communications

Jeff Leerink
SVB Securities

John Our
Robert B. Our Co., Inc.


Jonas Baker
Slip 14

Courtney Bridge
Moors & Cabot

Chris Cooney
C.C. Construction, Inc.

Ben Crago
Oyster Harbors Marine

Chris Lynch
Lawrence Lynch Corp.

Kyle Prussing
Morgan Stanley

Kendall Sullivan

Alexandre Theoharidis
Coastal Medical Transportation Systems

Event Founders
E.J. & Terry Jaxtimer
E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.

In 1974 an informal group of volunteers began serving as mentors to six disadvantaged youth on Cape Cod. Soon after, the group was formally organized as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands. The program was founded due to the large population of at-risk children- particularly those living in single-parent homes on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

In 2006, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands merged with Boston-based Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (formally of Massachusetts Bay) to improve organizational sustainability and increase capacity to serve children. Based in Hyannis, MA we are currently the only one-to-one youth mentoring agency on Cape Cod.