Martial Arts Fundraising Ideas

Martial Arts schools and classes teach discipline to children and adults, not to mention self-defense skills. Many martial arts school hold a fundraiser to improve their facilities, to provide scholarships for children who may not be able to afford their classes, and to pay for special exhibitions. Other Martial Arts classes might use their finely honed skills in a fundraising event for a local charity or cause.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Serverna Park, MD, First Class Martial Arts school hosted the “Kick-It for Cancer” the fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The event was open to anyone who wanted to participate and could find someone to sponsor them for $1 or more per kick. New York, NY, The New York Mixed Martial Arts Initiative fundraiser which gave the public a chance to meet some celebrity MMA fighters and supported the community outreach effort. Fundraisers by other Martial Arts clubs include exhibition matches, dinners, auctions, clinics, raffles, restaurant nights, and thons.

Check out our complete list of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next martial arts fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Martial Arts Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of martial arts DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Grocery Bagger, Can Drive, Plane Pull, Night in Jail, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your martial arts fundraiser.

Frog Jumping Contest – In Plainfield, Connecticut, they didn’t enter the competition with the pageantry that preceded London’s Olympic games, but Hopper and Hoppy found an enthusiastic audience in Plainfield’s 13th annual frog jumping contest. Organizers said more than 70 people took part in the fundraiser to benefit the First Congregational Church of Plainfield. Read more…

Celebrity Autographs – Write every celebrity you can think of and ask for an autographed something to auction off at your fundraising event. Lots of people collect autographs of the rich and famous. Send best-quality, blank note cards to famous people with a POLITE request for them to sign the supplied cards and the reason why you are asking. These guys may not be home, so be patient. Read more…

Car Smash – The New Haven Heritage Association held a Dash and Smash fundraiser which pitted three six-person teams against one another to see which could completely destroy a car, using only hand tools, in the shortest time. Read more…