The Bi-State Fishing Contest is looking for sponsors. Please read the sponsorship letter and the levels of sponsorship attachment below. If you or your business, employer, or group would like to help contact or contact him on his cell @ 610-762-0440


7th Annual Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

715 Buttermilk Road

Hellertown, PA 18055



Dear Sir/Madam:

My name is Eric Fistler and for the past six years I have been promoting and managing a shad fishing contest on the Delaware River. Last year’s contest was a great success with this year’s event promising to be even better. With the generous support of ninety-four sponsors and three hundred fifty two contestants in 2016, we paid out over $16,500 in prize money, with a grand prize of $6,000 to the angler who caught the largest shad.

Organizing such a project comes with costs above and beyond what a modest entry fee could cover. With the costs of insurance, web design, space and advertising along with the logistics of putting it all together, I would like to ask for your most gracious support. All entry fees and sponsorship money will be used solely for the contest, as it is a nonprofit event.

In return, your business or company advertisement will be listed on the sponsors page of our website, including a hyperlink to your website. In addition, your name or business’s name will be adverised on our official contest t-shirt. All sponsors and contestants will receive a t-shirt at no cost.

Please consider helping this contest grow to benefit all of us. Moving forward to keep the reputation as “The Shad Fishing Capital of the World” intact, inviting all to participate can only help the local economy, big business and small. It will also bring pride to our heritage here on the Delaware. With that I would like to bring forward a plan for levels of sponsorship to help in this regard, which can be found on the attached page.

Yours sincerely,

Eric Fistler, manager


Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

cell: 610-762-0440


Tax ID # 46-5132281

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Bi- State Shad Fishing Contest Sponsor Levels

• Level 1 (Platinum) would be a contribution of $200 and above.

• Level 2 (Gold) would be a contribution of $110 to $195.

• Level 3 (Silver) would be a contribution of $55 to $100.

• Level 4 (Bronze) would be a contribution of $30 to $50.

Sponsors will have their names or business added to a T-shirt (from Tee’s by Bee’s that will be given to all contestants and sponsors of the contest.

Please contact me to become a sponsor or for any questions you may have.

Thank you for your valued time,
Eric Fistler
Bi-State Shad Fishing Contest

Tax ID # 46-5132281


For those wishing to sponsor the event please make check payable to:

Bi-State Shad LLC
715 Buttermilk Road
Hellertown, PA 18055-9779