Sports Team Fundraising Ideas

No matter what sport you or your child is active in, chances are the team is going to need to do some fundraising. Sports teams hold a fundraiser for new equipment, uniforms, venue improvements and travel expenses. They might be helping out a local charity, disaster relief, or to benefit a sick or injured member of the community. Fundraising is always challenging.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Pasadena, CA, The San Jacinto College baseball team set a new fundraising record at the Play Pink game, an event that supports Angel Flight South Central and raises breast cancer awareness. In New York, the Suffolk County Hockey League organized a SkateForBoston fundraiser featuring a daylong series of hockey games. Fundraisers by other Sports Teams include challenge matches, kiss-the-pigs, dinners, thons, polar bear plunges, raffles, jersey auctions, team calendars, and product sales.

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

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Do-It-Yourself Sports Team Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of sports team DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Raffle Table, Punkin Chunkin, Marathon games, Bingo, 50/50 Raffle or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your team fundraiser.

Restaurant Take-Over – For a fundraising event, our youth group contacted a local restaurant and volunteered to serve as dishwashers, bus persons, and buffet servers during the winter season, which is a slow time due to less tourists. We negotiated an amount the restaurant owner would donate for the volunteer services. Each youth had opportunity to work approximately 2 hours. Read more…

Arrest a Fan – This is a unique fundraising idea. A high school group sold tickets all week at school before the homecoming football game and during the game for $5.00. The tickets were papers they printed out with the student’s name that was purchasing and the student’s name that the purchaser wished to have arrested. During the game they would have a volunteer police officer in uniform with the help of students randomly arrest the students during the game. Read more…

Best Seat in the House – First, find a sofa to use. This fundraising raiser 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. Read more…