Rugby Fundraising Ideas

Rugby is a style of football named after Rugby School in the United Kingdom. It is seen most prominently in two current sports, rugby league and rugby union, which play by different rules. Rugby has caught on in North America in a big way over the last couple of decades. Rugby teams may hold a fundraisers for local charities as well as to buy new equipment, uniforms and make field improvements. Fundraising can be challenging, but it can also be fun.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In East Lansing, MI, the Michigan State University women’s rugby team hosted its third annual breast cancer awareness game fundraiser, giving all proceeds to the Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition. In Milles, UK, Armed Forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers played the longest game of rugby EVER as a fundraiser for kids orphaned by war. Players dueled for over 25 grueling hours, non-stop, and set a new world record. Fundraisers by other Rugby teams include quiz nights, exhibition matches, restaurant nights, discount movie tickets, comedy nights, thons, auctions, raffles, dinners, and car washes.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Rugby Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Rugby DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Rent-a-Kid, Grocery Bagger, Flag Subscription Service, Cookie Sale, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your team’s fundraiser.

Prom Dress Rugby – Although some girls might panic about what to wear to their high school prom, a T.C. Williams High School freshman only had a few requirements for her dress. It had to be cheap, ugly and her mother had to be OK with a layer of mud coating it by the end of the night. That’s because for her, prom meant participating in the area’s first “Rugby Prom Fundraiser” — a game of rugby played by girls in prom dresses. Read more…

Womanless Beauty Pageant – Our street hockey league is having its annual Spaghetti Dinner and Womanless Beauty Pageant Fundraiser. All you need is some brave men to dress up as their version of a woman and then have a pageant with them. Contestants wear makeup, evening gowns and even have a talent competition. Area contestants turn into raving beauties and the crowd never stops laughing. Read more…

Topless Car Wash – Got your attention, huh? This is run just like a regular fundraising car wash. Advertise that it’s a “Topless” car wash and set up the car washing area behind a business where it can’t be seen from the street. People will flock to it out of pure curiosity! Read more…