Each year, sports teams nationwide from all age groups are finding the need to buy new equipment and gear. However, not all team members can always afford these gears. Sports teams can organize fundraising events or carry out small fundraising activities that will allow them to gather enough funds to buy sports gears. Joining tournaments also cost money as the teams also need a mode of transportation to get to places where the games are being held. Here are a few tips that sports teams can use to make sure they have successful fundraisers.

First and foremost, start by having a goal in mind. It is important that all members of the sports team know the goal of the fundraiser and all of them understand the purpose of the activity.

To help spur enthusiasm within your team, come up with creative fundraising ideas. Now that all team members know the importance of the fundraiser, it’s time they contribute their creative ideas on what kind of activities can be done during the fundraiser. Some sports teams prefer to fundraise at community events and at their own sports games or tournaments because of the high people traffic at these events. Teams can also hold a car wash day, a bake sale day, host a small concert or host a sports banquet to raise money.

Finally, its time to select the best products to sell. The items that will be sold should not only be profitable for the sports team but also useful for the people who will buy the products. Pastries, candies, chocolates, handmade bracelets and sports bands are typically sold at fundraisers.
Contact friends, family and the community. Publicity is important to any fundraiser because such an event needs to be well-attended to make sure the sports team’s monetary goal is achieved. Team members should use the community newsletter, post an announcement in the daily paper, make announcements over the community radio and even give out flyers on the street to publicize the event. Members of the team can also contact their friends, neighbors and family to ask them to attend the fundraiser and explain the purpose of the event.

Most importantly, learn to have fun. Organizing the fundraiser can be very tiring, but members of the sports teams should remember to have fun while doing the activities. They need to be motivated and enthusiastic so that they can reach their fundraising goals.

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Posted on 30 August 2010

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