When coaching a team, it is important to be able to help the kids plan sports fundraisers for things like jerseys or trips. The most popular school fundraisers are bake sales and car washes, and while those ideas are tried and true, why not come up with some fresh fundraising ideas to intrigue and attract a crowd to your next event?
Set Up a Booth
Get all of your athletes together and set up a booth at a local event like a sports game or festival. Sell team-spirited items like t-shirts, hats, or water bottles. These items will not only make you money for your fundraiser, but they get the word out about your team. Take advantage of the attention and advertise upcoming games and events at your booth!
Sell Candy Grams
During school events, like parent-teacher conferences or school concerts, set up a table and have the athletes sell candy grams. Candy grams are little messages attached to a piece of candy. Parents, teachers, and friends can buy candy grams and include a message to send to a student. The student will later receive it as a surprise in class!
Use Social Media to Your Advantage
With the advent of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, getting the word out about your fundraising efforts has never been easier! You can even create an online fundraiser for free to share across social media platforms and have people support your team. Or, take an interactive approach, and record your team practicing, having fun, or performing a choreographed dance to a popular song and post it to social media with a caption addressing the financial needs of your team. Who knows? It could be the next viral video of the moment and result in donations pouring in from all over!