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Cedric Dempsy Cancer Center Fundraising Run: The Cancer Center run is a great fundraising event to earn money for your club while earning money to assist cancer research. this event is held each year in the fall. Clubs receive 25% of the money that they raise from the Run and each participant receives a free t-shirt. For more information and to receive Fundraising packets call the Cedric Dempsy Cancer center run office at 626-5521.

Clean-up at McKale Center Fundraising: Clubs and organizations can earn fundraising money by cleaning up McKale arena after events. McKale must be cleaned immediately following the basketball games therefore, the time commitment and the manpower is quite high. In the past such programs have been attempted, but due to lack of commitment they were canceled. A Very serious commitment is needed from the organization before the Staff will agree to let the club clean up. ROTC cleans up after the football games and has been doing so for a while now. If your group is seriously interested, please contact Steve Kozachick of athletics administration at 621-2129

DIY College Fundraiser

Raffle Fundraising: Raffles can earn an extensive amount of fundraising money for clubs and organizations with few costs to initiate the raffle. you can obtain items to be raffled through contributions from area businesses (the more tickets you sell, the more free advertising they will get). You must also comply with the Raffle policy as outlined in the Department of Student Programs (DSP) club handbook (please see the insert in the back of this packet).

Spring Fling Fundraising: Spring fling is the largest student run carnival in the country and is designed to help clubs raise money. Clubs and organizations can raise money by selling items or conducting games at Spring fling. For more information about obtaining fundraising booth space at spring fling, please contact the Spring Fling office in ASUA at 621-2782.

Tucson Convention Center concession sales Fundraising: Groups can raise money by selling concessions at the TCC for events like hockey games and the like. This requires a time commitment of an evening and a sizable group of people. For more information about working concessions at the TCC, please contact Debbie Kellison, Associate general manager of TCC catering, at 882-9820.

Las Vegas Night Fundraising: Casino night fundraising is a relatively easy and an inexpensive way to raise funds. The members of your organization can be the dealers and run the other games of chance you wish to run. Since it is illegal to gamble real money, you can charge a cover and give out funny money that may be used to gamble. At the end of the night the funny money can be used to bid at a silent auction or to by door prizes. Such prizes can be donated by area vendors or each member of your group could contribute a prize to the pot. Funny money may not be redeemed for us currency after it has been purchased as that would be a violation of state gambling laws.

Yard Sale Fundraising: Have each member of your organization clean out their closets and contribute the items they no longer want for a fundraising yard sale that would benefit the club. The cost for the event would be for the advertising and a time commitment from each member to mind the store as well as contribution of items to sell. A yard sale can help your club raise money and help your members get rid of those hideous gifts they got years ago and never use.

Yogurt night Fundraising: Contact local ice cream parlors of yogurt shops to see if they would be willing to give you a portion of their profits for every customer you bring in on a given night as a fundraising event, the members of your club can have fun socializing and the shop will gain publicity and name recognition on the university campus. No one loses. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT THE MANAGERS WELL IN ADVANCE SO AS TO FILL OUT ALL THE APPROPRIATE PAPER WORK.

Sports Tournament Fundraising: Setting up a fundraising sports tournament such as a softball derby can be great fun and good way to raise money. Invite other clubs or organizations on campus or even ask local groups to participate and charge a entrance fee. Your club can make money and have a great time playing a sport. Source: Associated Students of the University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)

We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales.  They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity ... and even wackiness in some cases.  All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.