Wheelchair Sports Fundraising Ideas

Pretty much any sport you can think of can be played by wheelchair athletes… not ALL sports, mind you, but more than you might think. There’s wheelchair racing (even cross–country), basketball, (sled) hockey, baseball, soccer, rugby, tennis… the list goes on. Obviously each sport requires its own specialized equipment, even more so when adapted for wheelchair athletes, and that usually means holding a fundraiser to help pay for it all. Whether it’s for an individual athlete or a team, or a whole league, fundraising can be challenging. But these athletes know all about challenges.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Santa Clarita Valley, CA, about 150 people turned out to take part in an event, dubbed Wheelchair Sports Day, which featured a variety of wheelchair sports, including basketball, hockey, racquetball, hand cycling and rugby. Proceeds for the fundraising event went to Triumph Foundation. In Canada, Members of the B.C. Wheelchair Sports Association were in Fort St. John schools giving demonstrations on wheelchair athletics. The week of events culminated in a series of wheelchair basketball game fundraisers, in support of the Let’s Play Program. Fundraisers by other Wheelchair Sports teams include basketball games, dinners, donation containers, thons, bake sales, and raffles.

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


Do-It-Yourself Wheelchair Sports Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of wheelchair sports DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Cake Walk, Blind Auction, Best Seat in The House, Monopoly Tournament, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your group’s fundraiser.

Drive for Dollars – This is an easy fundraising idea. All you have to do is get a large group of volunteers together and send them out into the community door to door. Their goal is to get every person to commit to at least one dollar. Read more…

Goat Insurance – Hold a “goat insurance” fundraising event that people can’t resist because they can’t stop laughing. Flyers are mailed to your membership and/or other groups to announce that your organization will raffle off a donated goat. For $10, a person can send in the names of three people. Read more…

Poinsettia Sale – This is the fifth year we will be selling poinsettia plants at San Antonio’s largest and most frequented mall. The fundraising sale extends from the day after Thanksgiving until few days before Christmas. Read more…