We’re all familiar with the annual bake sales and car washes that football teams put on each year. And sadly, sometimes all we see are these same old fundraisers over and over. Boring is not the word you want to describe your fundraiser. You want people to feel lucky to be able to give money to something really beneficial for the community. Or who genuinely feel that whatever is being sold is worth what they’re paying. That’s the reaction that you want to get from your fundraisers – people who are not only willing, but happy to fund your football team – and this article is all about creative ideas to do just that.
In today's economy, getting this most value on team gear purchases is more important than ever. This includes SAVING MONEY on all apparel purchases as well as maximizing the incentives received from the apparel brand, like Under Armour or Adidas, as well from the Team Dealer. If you're an Administrator or Finance Manager for a high school, college or university league or perhaps for an entire school district, you're probably considering ways to maximize value back to your organization when purchasing athletic apparel.
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Whether it's for your sports team or campus club, organizing and financing a team gear package almost always results in a headache.
Team sports fundraising is an integral part of any athletic department’s mission to fund its sports. Schools have traditionally settled on bake sales and car washes to generate some extra revenue for their teams, but these old methods are gradually being replaced by digital fundraising. More specifically, online fan shops are increasingly becoming a part of the school sports fundraising landscape. Are you looking for a new way to raise money for your school sports program? Here are four different ways that online fan shops are superior to more conventional fundraisers.
Hockey is a difficult sport for athletic programs to fund for several reasons. First, facilities and ice time are expensive. Second, equipment is relatively more expensive than other sports, and each player comes with his or her own equipment costs. Lastly, unlike sports such as basketball and soccer, hockey isn’t played by as many schools, so teams generally need to travel further throughout the course of a season in order to play a full schedule of games. These additional travel expenses are yet another cost that your athletic department must accommodate.
Despite hockey being an expensive sport, your school shouldn’t overlook outfitting your team in the very best gear available. After all, there are numerous ways that your school can save on hockey uniforms and gear without overextending itself financially. Here are a few ways that you can buy the best hockey team uniforms for less.
As you start planning for the fall season for your youth soccer league, you must decide on a fundraising method. In team sports, fundraising is an essential source of revenue for the budget. Besides the fees the players pay to join the league, it’s often the only significant source of revenue. Many youth soccer leagues choose the same sports fundraising methods they’ve used year after year, regardless of their success: car washes, bake sales, product sales, sponsorships by local business. Some of these methods are tried and true, but if they’re all you use, you might be overlooking a new way of fundraising for team sports that requires very little effort on the part of you or your league volunteers. Selling baked goods or candy is all well and good, but what your fans, families, and supporters really associate with your team is the iconic training apparel and uniforms they wear. Give them access to those, and they’ll happily pay for them—and a little extra to benefit the team.
So you’ve been put in charge of fundraising for your high school sports team. Now what? It’s not always the most desirable job. Sports fundraising can be a headache for organizers; you have to choose a fundraising method, mobilize volunteers, and keep everyone involved motivated—including players and coaches who would rather focus on practice. For a lot of reasons, the traditional sports fundraising methods don’t always fit the bill. You’ve been looking for a way to raise money for your sports team that doesn’t demand too much time from your players, coaches, and parents, but still generates the revenue you need to help your team get the most out of its budget.
Fundraising has long been a staple of team sports. Especially now, as budgets get tighter, school teams, college teams, and youth leagues all could use a little extra money to support their athletes and give them a great playing experience. Uniforms are one cost that many teams are now offsetting with their fundraising efforts. Fans like to see players looking sharp on the field, players like to wear their favorite name brands and get the “pro” experience with a high-quality uniform, and coaches like uniforms that help their athletes stay comfortable and playing their best. Fundraising gives teams the power to purchase better uniforms than their budget would normally allow. Most coaches and players would agree it’s worth the effort, but not all team sports fundraisers are successful. Why not?