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Fundraising is an essential for non-profit organizations to help defray cost.

 

The ideas listed below are suited for all organizations.

  • Have a Kick-A-Thon, or Bat-A-Thon: This fundraiser can be adjusted to any sport or activity.  Simply have your teams get sponsors.  Set a date for the event.  Consider adding other fun events at the field or rink.  Solicit parents and/or local businesses to donate food items/drinks that can be sold at the event.
  • Sell sports picture frames:

These can be sold at the sporting event.  Coordinate the sale with the delivery of team/individual pictures.

 

  • Sell Soccer/Hockey/Baseball etc.. items:  It can be as simple as magnets, or as elaborate as tee shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants and hats.  Many times these items are hard to find and if the child plays the sport they will love to wear or own the items.

 

  • Simply sell food/drinks during games and tournaments: 

Soft pretzels, ice cream and water ice are always in demand. 

 

  • Organize a sports clinic:  Have your coaches and players do a sports clinic for younger children.  Charge $10 per child for a 2 hour session on Saturday morning.  Create a flyer and distribute to elementary schools in your district.

 

  • Have a sports silent auction:
  • Items can include sports/event tickets, dinners at sport themed restaurants, services by players such as shoveling, car wash, music lessons, tutors, and services by parents based on their profession.

 

 

 

  • Organize a spaghetti dinner: Have teams invite family and friends.  It can be scheduled right after a game.

 

  • Have a Car Wash: It is always a successful fundraiser providing it is at a good location and sufficiently advertised.  Make sure flyers are distributed in advance and posters with the price and date are planted strategically around the location at least a week prior to the event.  Make sure you designate jobs such as washer, dryer, money man prior to the event to avoid chaos.

 

  • Have a restaurant night:  Many local restaurants will give you a percentage of sales on a designated night for all sales that your organization brings to their business.  Most of the time this will occur on a weeknight.  Be sure to advertise in advance and if the restaurant has take-out try and have that included in your deal.

 

  • Organize a bake sale: This can be done right at the field and it is always successful.  Especially if coffee/tea/hot chocolate is included for the early morning games.

 

 

 

  • Sell meal tickets for a bag lunch:  Work out a discount with a local business to provide you with hoagies. Simply add chips and a drink and you have your lunch.  Sell tickets in advance and set up a delivery date.

 

  • Sports basket raffle:  Create several baskets containing everything you would ever want or needed for sports.  Be sure to include gift certificates from you local sporting good stores. Sell raffle tickets at your sporting events.