Football Team Fundraising Ideas

Let’s face it, football is America’s favorite sport… at every level from Pop Warner to High School to College to the NFL, fans from coast to coast will pack the bleachers to watch every down. Now obviously, the pros have all the funds they need to run their program, but further down the ranks, at the much younger levels, fundraising can be a big issue. Money is needed for uniforms and equipment and venue improvements and travel expenses. Some teams also have fundraisers for other worthy causes in the community.

The 4th, 5th and 6th grade football players in Vinton-Snellville, IA, host their annual Viking Youth Football fundraiser with their ‘hot dogs for a cause’ to purchase equipment, gear and other essentials. . The hot dogs are free but donations are accepted. In Braintree, MA, the Braintree Football Boosters Club and a local restaurant teamed up for a restaurant night fundraiser. The restaurant donated a portion of the total bill to the football program. Fundraisers by other football teams include sale of old uniforms & equipment, concession stands, product sales, tug of wars, raffles, auctions, and car washes.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next football team fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Football Team Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of football DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about 50/50 Raffle, Cookie Sale, Flamingo Flocking, Rummage Sale, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your team fundraiser.

Redneck Games – Participants in this fundraiser dress up like rednecks and take part in redneck-related activities such as the hubcap toss; mud pit belly flop contest; bobbing for pigs feet; mud pit slip-and-slide; mud pit tug-of-war; redneck horseshoes using toilet seats; the armpit serenade contest; greased pig catching; and redneck surfing, in which a participant stands on a mattress while being pulled through a mud pit by an all-terrain vehicle.Read more…

Food Fight – In Lawrence, New Jersey, it was the ultimate food fight, a chocolate lover’s dream and a neat-freak’s nightmare… and a very successful fundraiser. But for the 670 people who participated, it meant much more. The Lawrenceville School hosted the potentially record-breaking chocolate custard pie fight at a campus field. Read more…

Spirit Chain – This is a great fundraiser for high school students, but could be used with other groups. Have a competition within the different classes in the school (senior, junior, sophomore, freshmen) to see who has the most school spirit. Each class has two colors that their paper chain consists of. Sell each strip of paper for 25 or 50 cents. Read more…