A word from event sponsor, Tom Antonellis

I’m a small local remodeling contractor, originally from Waltham. After starting my business nearly 40 years ago in Waltham, I moved my family and my business to Wayland, and have been involved in the community ever since. Community service is a value that was instilled in me from a young age, and I continue to be so involved in supporting my local community that sometimes I wonder how I ever get my remodeling projects completed!

Early on, I had an idea to NOT spend money on commercial advertising for my business. I would instead sponsor and participate in community causes and events that make a difference in people’s lives. This has included youth charities, Hospice, Boston Children’s Hospital, and most recently, the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Each year instead of setting aside an advertising budget, I continue to make an annual donation to Boston Children’s Hospital in the name of my customers. Over the past then years, I have also offered a matching donation when any of my customers make a donation to one of my chosen charities; this has included Rebuilding Together Boston, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and now the Vernon Cancer Center at NWH.

My favorite charities are hard to name; I am passionate about many causes and it always feels good to give. But the causes that are nearest to my heart are the Vernon Cancer Center (which I have been a part of through the HopeWalks fundraiser) and Boston Children’s Hospital. I believe that we all have a part to play in supporting others, and I think we should always remember to give a little more than we take from the world. I hope that my small part has made a difference in the lives of the families and communities served by these organizations. 

Please join me in making the fishing derby a memorable experience for local children. If you are interested in volunteering at the event, or if you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please contact me at tomantonellis@verizon.net or (508) 358-5484.


Past Sponsors

  • Ace Hardware
  • Allure nails & Spa – Wayland
  • Amy Antonellis/Family Legal Partners, P.C.
  • Anton’s Cleaners – Wayland
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch/The Carrol Group
  • Beyond Bows Custom Cakes
  • Bertucci’s Wayland
  • B.L. Ogilvie & Sons
  • Blue Stream Fish Farm
  • Caprarella Painting
  • Carpentry by Tom Antonellis
  • Carriage House at Lee’s Farm
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Donelans Market
  • Dovercraft Construction / Jim & Kim Marcotte
  • Dunkin Donuts – Wayland
  • F&D Family Dentistry
  • Family Legal Partners, P.C.
  • Femiluxe Nail Bar
  • FYI Yogurt
  • Gems Cleaners
  • Happy Feet Reflexology
  • Harvey Building Products
  • Jessica Greco
  • Karma Coffee Roasters
  • Lavin’s Liquors
  • Legal Sea Bar
  • Liberty Pizza
  • The Local – Wayland
  • Lux Nails Bar


  • Mass Wildlife
  • Mel’s Commonwealth Cafe
  • Metropolitan Cabinets & Countertops
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Natick Outdoor Store
  • National Amusements
  • Orange Leaf Yogurt
  • Panera Bread – Wayland
  • Russell’s Garden Center
  • Salon D’Elegance
  • Senator Richard Ross
  • Shep’s Gas
  • Starbucks
  • Subway – Wayland
  • Tri-County Technical High School
  • The Villa Restaurant
  • Village Bank
  • Wayland DPW
  • Wayland Police Department
  • Wayland Nails & Spa
  • Wayland Recreation Department
  • Wayland Travel
  • Wayland Variety and Deli
  • Whole Foods Market

Support the Derby

We are always looking for new businesses and caring people to support and volunteer for the Youth Fishing Derby. Sponsors’ names will be included in press about the Derby, and names/logos will be printed on event posters and fliers given out to participating families. Sponsors will also receive a poster to display at their business. If you or your business are interested in supporting the Derby, please contact Tom Antonellis at (508) 358-5484 or tomantonellis@verizon.net.