Popcorn Power-Up: Fueling Sports Teams with Fun and Flavor!
Are you a coach or someone who is involved with a sports team? Have you ever wondered how you would be able to raise money for those new uniforms or pay for event expenses? Well, you are in luck. We are going to dive into a variety of sports fundraising ideas.
Below are the most common ways we have seen teams fundraise and generate money for their team.
A common way that sports teams can raise money for various causes is through the use of discount card sales. A discount card sale is a fundraising activity where you can sell cards that offer special deals and discounts at local businesses. Fundraiser supporters can be motivated to purchase said cards since they receive favorable discounts at their favorite local shops, while at the same time, they can support a local sports team.
If you are looking to run a discount card sale for your sports team, here is a quick way to get started.
This can be a fun way to get your team involved locally and strengthen their connecting with the community.
What is a lawn mowing fundraiser? A lawn mowing fundraiser is a unique way that a sports team can start to generate money for their team. This is where team members can volunteer to offer lawn mowing services to the local community in exchange for donations to the team. And it is worth noting that this isn’t limited to just residential lawns. Often it is local businesses that can be your top donors.
Is this something that you want to get set up? Here is a quick overview of how to make it happen:
So, if you are looking for a fun and unique fundraising idea for your sports team, then consider a lawn mowing fundraiser.
Some of the most common camps include:
If you are looking to set up a fundraising kids camp, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Here is one that you don’t see very often. A trick-shot competition is a fun way to raise money for your team.
This is where sports teams and participants can showcase their unique skills (basketball trick shots, soccer shots, football throws, or any other sport-specific trick) while generating money for their team. Participants will pay a fee to enter, and spectators can make a donation to support your cause.
Make sure you pick a couple of fair judges and offer prizes for the best shot!
Do you have die-hard loyal fans?! These fans are known to give their support at every turn and would love to support a good cause if that meant they were going to be able to get some new team swag.
So, get out there and offer different team-branded swag! It can be anything from t-shirts and hoodies, to various accessories, memorabilia, just about anything that can represent the team.
Once you figure out what you are going to sell, you can now pick how you would like to sell the team merchandise. Some great ideas for selling are; holding a sale at your team’s stadium, selling merchandise at games, or having the team collect orders.
Having your team set up and put on a fundraising car wash can be a very effective fundraising event. Almost everyone has a car so this is a perfect opportunity to get as many supporters as possible. While at the same time, this is a great way for the team to get engaged and work together for a good cause.
Car wash fundraisers are also a very cost-effective way to raise money. It requires just a few simple supplies (buckets, sponges, soap, and a couple of hoses to wash cars off with).
The great thing about car washes is that typically supporters don’t want to take the time to wash their vehicles, so if you do a great job cleaning your communities cars and SUVs then this is something you can do on a regular basis over the summer to really get the most money raised for your team.
So if you are interested in setting up a car wash fundraiser, then here are a few quick things you can do:
Traditional Popcorn Fundraising – This is hands down the most popular and successful way to raise money. This is where you and your team do in-person selling and collect popcorn orders from the local community.
Both Online and Traditional Popcorn Fundraising – This is for the sports team that is looking to take their fundraiser to the next level. When you combine traditional fundraising with online sales, you will be able to cast a wider net and get the most out of your popcorn fundraiser. Taking orders both online and in person leaves no stone unturned.
First and foremost – It is the easiest sports fundraiser to set up! All you have to do is fill out a form on our website or reach out. Once you do that someone from The Pop Fund will get you set up within minutes.
Then you will set the time frame for your fundraiser. This will be a two-week term where you and your team go hard selling popcorn and start collecting orders.
Lastly, once your fundraiser is over you keep your half of the proceeds (and if you were running online fundraising we will send you your 50% from the online sales). It’s that simple!