Best Seat in the House Fundraiser

First, find a sofa to use. This fundraiser involves raffling off tickets for a student and two friends to win the best seat in the house. Tickets are sold throughout the week prior to a game. Before a volleyball, basketball, or football game announce the winner. The winner gets to sit on the sofa with two of his or her friends. Make sure the sofa is in an ideal spot to view the game. For halftime, order pizza and sodas for the winner and guests.  Ask a furniture store to donate a chair or love seat if possible. Sell the tickets for $1 during the JV game or girl’s game (if a double header). During the last two minutes of warm-up for the varsity game, draw a name.

This person gets to sit in the best seat (if you have a love seat, they get to choose someone to sit with them). They also get popcorn, a pop and their name entered into the drawing to be held at the end of the season to win the chair (if the store is willing to give it away). The chair is placed on the sideline or on the stage if you have a small gym. You’ll make lots if you do fundraising for both men’s and women’s basketball games. Source: Ms. Pineapple’s Cheer Page (Carmel, California)

The Wilcox Future Business Leaders of America hosted the “Best Seat in the House” fundraising. Members sold tickets to students and community members for weeks prior to the fundraiser. The winner of the “Best Seat in the House” was awarded a couch, a free pizza, and free pop for himself and three of his friends. The fundraiser was a nice change of pace for the chapter and the community. It allowed the community to get involved in FBLA. It also allowed for a little fun. SourceWilcox Public School

Throughout our spirit week we sold tickets to “Best Seat in the House” fundraising event at the end of the week we had a pep assembly. We had a funny male teacher dress up as an old lady maid and serve three winning kids pizza and pop on couches at the end of the gym. On teacher also won, they had to sit in an old rickety chair! Source:  Oregon Association of Student Councils (Salem, Oregon)


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.