Cheerleader / Cheerleading Fundraising Ideas

Cheerleaders, by definition, are there to support their team. Sometimes supporting the team means doing more than cheering on the sidelines, forming human pyramids or shaking their pom-poms in the air. Sometime “support” means “fundraising”. Lots of cheerleading squads hold fundraisers to raise money for travel expenses, uniforms, equipment or cheerleading camp or sometimes as a fundraiser for a local charity or a fellow student in need.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Okanogan, WA the local high school’s cheerleaders are no sooner chosen for the school year than they get down to planning and working on a fundraiser. The first fundraiser chosen was a baked potato bar in the school cafeteria. The second fundraiser, “Hire and Extra Set of Hands,” offered people help with spring cleaning, from housework to painting, window washing, yard work and other spring chores. Each cheerleader was made available for two four-hour shifts. Fundraisers by other cheerleader/cheerleading squads include cheer offs, bake sales, car washes, product sales, spare change drives, clinics, and dinners.

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Do-It-Yourself Cheerleading/Cheerleader Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of cheerleading DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Grocery Bagger, Guessing Game, Mascot Pride, Luxury Lockup, Best Legs, Donation Container or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your squad’s fundraiser.

Lazy Boy Day – We ran Lazy-Boy Day for a fundraiser. We set up a Lazy Boy chair in the cafeteria at lunch on Monday to Thursday, and sold tickets for 25 cents each. On Thursday, just before the end of school, we drew the winner’s name. That person got to spend all of their classes on Friday from the comfort of the Lazy Boy chair. Read more…

Cheer Clinic – In Wetumpka, Alabama, more than 100 future cheerleaders and dancers descended on Wetumpka High School for a one-day fundraiser and clinic. It’s a great way to build a feeder program from what they are doing into what you are doing. The clinic was for females interested in dance and cheer between six-years-old and eighth grade. Read more…

No Talent Contest – Organize a talent contest where the contestants purposefully perform badly. Suggestions: singing out of tune for an entire song, silly and failing magic tricks, dance routine out of sync, etc. Advertise as a fundraising event for your organization. Place signs at the entry point that state the entry fee is $1, exit fee is $5. Read more…