Sponsorship Packages



The goal of the BIG BEAR STAMPEDE is to create awareness of depression as a real illness; one that kills, and to encourage necessary responses in Park County, Montana. Depression affects one in five people in Montana. The community of Gardiner has had the courage to stand up and confront this issue by bringing information, education and counseling services to our schools and communities. WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF ALL OUR SPONSORS. YOUR DONATIONS HAVE HELPED THIS HAPPEN. WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

 2017 Big Bear Accomplishments

  • 5th Annual Big Bear Stampede Trail Race/Run/Walk and famous Kids Race.   More than 100 participants and 50 volunteers attended this exhilarating event September 9. Nikki Kimball, renown ultra-marathoner and area resident presented a compelling message of outreach to all attendees.  The 2018 Big Bear Stampede will occur September 8.
  • Gardiner Counseling Services:  A professional counselor is available every Friday at the Gardiner Baptist Church.  Big Bear helps support adjusted fee payments for low-income individuals. 
  • The Help Center: Your sponsorship allows us to contribute to this 24 hour crisis counseling and suicide intervention hot line and center in Bozeman which serves the southwest Montana area.   (406-586-3333)
  • PAX Training for Teachers.  Gardiner School teachers were taught techniques for helping students develop self-regulation.
  • Assistance to Aspen for the Youth TREE Program.  This program helps youth develop awareness and techniques to prevent bullying and promote healthy peer relationships in Meagher, Park and Sweet Grass counties.
  • Community Health Partners.  Provided support to low-income Park County patients for depression medications.
  • Integrated Running Camp.  Big Bear provided support to this initial Nikki Kimball program near Gardiner which helps individuals focus on integrating running with improved mental health.
  • Youth Awareness of Mental Health (YAM):  This world-wide program, proven to decrease suicidal thoughts and actions, was presented to Gardiner School students in three grades this fall as a pilot program in Montana. 
Big Bear endorses these activities organized by Juanita Bueter:
  • ASSIST Training: Teaches suicide intervention skills.  Many interested Gardiner community members have been trained (approximately 100).  
  • Mental Health First Aid:  Many locals have participated in this 8 hour course for teachers, health care workers, Park Service employees.  

Big Bear Stampede Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation, #47-1398962.
Checks can be made payable to Big Bear Stampede Foundation and mailed to:

Big Bear Stampede
P.O. Box 226
Gardiner, MT 59730
To contribute electronically please click the DONATE button in the upper right hand corner of this page.


Please email us at info@bigbearstampede.org to let us know about your sponsorship interest and to answer any questions you may have.

EAGLE LEVEL: $1000.00

  • *Largest Advertising Logo or Name on banner and Posters
  • *Logo or Name on Event t-shirt
  • *Top Spot on Thank You Advertising
  • *Race entry for 6 people
  • Link Posted on Big Bear Stampede Facebook site

HAWK LEVEL:  $500.00

  • *Advertising Logo or Name on Banner and Posters
  • *Thank You Advertising
  • *Race entry for 4 people
  • *Link posted on Big Bear Stampede Facebook site

RAVEN LEVEL:  $250.00

  • *Advertising Logo or Name on Banner and Posters
  • *Thank You Advertising
  • *Link posted on Big Bear Stampede Facebook site

Any donation of goods and/or services will be mentioned in the Thank You Advertising


Big Bear Stampede

P.O. Box 226
Gardiner, MT  59030

The Big Bear Stampede is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, 47-1398962.