Fundraising is an essential for non-profit organizations to help defray
The ideas listed below are suited for all organizations.
- Have a Kick-A-Thon, or
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
These can be sold at the sporting event. Coordinate the sale
with the delivery of team/individual pictures.
Soccer/Hockey/Baseball etc.. items:
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:
pretzels, ice cream and water ice are always in demand.
- Have a sports silent
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
- 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
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:
can be done right at the field and it is always successful.
Especially if coffee/tea/hot chocolate is included for the early
- 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