Hey batter batter! In youth baseball, there are so many fundraisers out there. So, how do you choose the right one for your baseball team? Fundraising can be fun but can also be a little inconvenient when there are not team “fundraising” players on the team. Some team members love baseball fundraisers, while some team members just want to hand over a check of the amount they owe out of their parents wallet. This can be very frustrating for some parents that are constantly forking out cash just for playing the sport alone. Having a goal set and a plan for the team is crucial. Setting up a team fundraising captain is also a good idea. Letting the team players know the exact amount needed to be raised and a time frame is at the top of the list. Try out a new baseball fundraising ideas each time until you find one that the team does not mind selling and actually makes great profits. Discount cards are always a good option and an easy sell. Today, most people love to save a few bucks here and there and can easily keep the fundraising discount cards in their purses and wallets for easy access.
Picture above provide by school fundraising company Xtraman Fundraising in the U.S.
With high school just starting, high school fundraisers are on everyone’s minds right now. It is on most kids agenda at least a few times during the school year. If your child plays sports it is definitely on the list. Soccer teams have to raise a substantial amount of money for their team. With some of the traveling expenses, uniforms, balls, cleats, etc. it all adds up. Setting up beneficial soccer fundraisers that all team players can assist on is the goal. If you need to set up a fundraisers here are a few soccer fundraising ideas to look at. First, creating a buzz about your fundraiser is key. People love to get involved if there are little perks involved. Just handing over money and donating is not nearly as much fun as getting a little something in return! I’m sure most people can agree on that. Friends and family is always a good starting point when beginning your fundraiser. You can practice what you are going to say with them and the majority of the time they will not turn you down. This helps with self esteem as well!
High school photo above provided by High School fundraising company Xtraman Fundraising, located in the U.S.
Cheerleaders have more fundraisers than any other sport. Because cheerleaders are not seasonal and practice all year long they are constantly keeping fundraising on their minds. Can you imagine what it would be like at your favorite sports event with out the cheerleaders? Me either! Cheerleaders get the crowd riled up and are in my opinion a staple at sports events. With that being said, there is actually a lot that goes in to keeping up with a cheerleader. With the crazy amount of uniforms they wear, traveling expenses, mats for practices, shoes, etc, the amount of money needed to keep them cheering loud is getting more and more expensive each year. Not to mention, the amount of hours these kids are putting in for practice! Additionally, cheerleaders need a variety of cheerleading fundraisers because they cannot do the same fundraisers over and over all year around. They have it tougher than most other sports but since not being shy comes with the territory of cheering, fundraising and selling may come a bit easier as well.
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Time for football season! The beginning of the year is always exciting because of the hyped up football games. Many weekends are planned ahead to get out and support your local football team. With that being said, it is very important that supporters help them out with their fundraising too. Football players actually have a lot of accountability on their backs other than touchdowns. Because football has many aspects that goes in to playing and not getting hurt it can get pretty expensive. Helmets, shoulder pads, proper shoes, mouth gear, practice equipment are to name just a few. Every team player has to have their own gear as well. Football players need great profitable football fundraisers that do not take up much practice time, or if any time at all.
Some of the best football fundraisers I have seen out there with the most profitable outcome in little time is the discount card fundraiser by Xtraman Fundraising. This is such a good sell because almost all local businesses support their local high school football teams. They are likely to give a little more percentage off to supporters of the football team as well. This is actually a win win situation for both the team and local businesses. For instance, it is likely that supporters will come in and dine at a supporting restaurant after a football game if the supporters see they are football fans as well. Another football fundraising idea is to host a drive thru diner. This is actually becoming really popular and gives the football team a chance to meet with their fans. They simply have for example “tamales” and have their fans drive thru the high school parking lot to pick up some good grub and usually their supporters will donate a little more cash for being good sports. Another great fundraising idea I have recently come across is the reverse raffle. This is pretty clever. Everyone gets a raffle ticket. Each raffle ticket is full of different obnoxious prizes. For instance, dance in front of the football crowd, sing a song in front of the crowd, shave your head, etc. If their raffle gets drawn, they can opt out by paying cold hard cash or do something obnoxious that the raffle says. Love it!