Fundraising Ideas For Sports Clubs
Do you represent a youth sports club or a team that is looking for Easy Fundraising Ideas?
ABC Fundraising® has provided easy fundraising ideas for youth sports clubs since 1993.
This brief post will provide information of the some easy fundraising ideas for sports clubs and youth sports leagues.
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To keep your community active, your sports clubs need funding. We’ve put together a guide to our favorite sports club fundraising ideas.
A fun, interactive team fundraiser gets players, coaches, fans, and parents, involved with supporting their favorite team. Without fundraising, your community’s sports club wouldn’t be an integral part of keeping your community active.
Here at ABC Fundraising, we’ve provided successful fundraising ideas for sports clubs over the years. This guide outlines the most successful ideas to keep your fans engaged both in support of your athletic success and in funding it. Specifically, we’ll cover:
With these categories of sports club fundraising ideas, you’re sure to find one that’ll get everyone excited to support their favorite team!
Sports Club Product Fundraising Ideas
Product fundraisers make a valuable profit for sports clubs. Let’s dive into our most popular options.
Scratch Card Fundraiser
The Scratch & Help® card fundraiser is an exciting game to play with those willing to support your sports club. All you have to do is ask a donor to pick two or more circles to scratch off. Then, they’ll contribute the amount shown underneath. These contributions range from .50 cents to $3.
This creative fundraiser is one of our favorites because it brings in high profit for teams and has a very low initial cost to get started.
Chocolate Bar Fundraiser
This delicious fundraiser involves taking orders for our popular chocolate bars. When you order in bulk from ABC Fundraising, each pack comes with an exciting variety of flavors including:
- Dark & milk chocolate
- And more!
Consider collecting orders from fans at games or from families after practices. You’ll be selling these sweet treats in no time.
Discount Card Fundraiser
Give back to your local economy with a discount card fundraiser. This convenient card will help your supporters save at stores and restaurants around town. ABC Fundraising can even help with the hard work of establishing these agreements to make the best card possible. Once you’ve ordered the cards, have your players sell them to their friends and neighbors at an affordable price.
Everyone loves a snack after the big game. Consider hosting a snack booth for hungry players and supporters alike throughout your season. Who doesn’t love a good snack of chips, nuts, candy, and more delicious options? Plus, when you order your treats in bulk for your sports club fundraiser, you’re likely to make a high profit from your sales.
Candles are a classy accent to any home. They make for an excellent gift, too! Have your players collect candle requests via a paper or online order form to get a good idea of how many you’ll need to order in bulk. It’s suggested that you take a few weeks to a month to collect as many orders as possible. Your candles will come in shortly after submitting your forms!
Face Mask Fundraiser
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this unique fundraiser allows you to stay safe during practice and show some team spirit with a branded face mask. Coaches can easily design a mask with your mascot and colors, and players can collect orders by partnering with ABC Fundraising.
Get parents, friends, and fans involved to lower your cost per mask in your bulk order! See the example below for the sports team fundraiser mask order form.
Travel Mug Fundraiser
Show off your team spirit with a mug or tumbler that has your team’s logo. This will sell well in communities with tons of pride for their home team. To run this fundraiser, all you have to do is pick from one of five mug styles and add your desired team logo. Then, collect orders and distribute them to supporters.
Gourmet Coffee Fundraiser
For those early games or practices, your athletes and fans will benefit from a fresh cup of coffee. Consider hosting a gourmet coffee fundraiser for your sports club. Popular flavors of beans include:
- Breakfast Blend
- Donut Shop
- French Vanilla
…and many more! Be sure to check out our order form for the full list of selections.
Fundraising spinners are another effective and exciting fundraising game offered for your sports club fundraiser. All you need to do is have willing donors spin a wheel to determine the amount they’ll contribute. This is a simple game and helps determine how much an individual should contribute to the campaign. Bonus: this fundraiser is reusable from season to season, just order new papers when you run out.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
A Cookie Dough Fundraiser is a popular product fundraising idea because it’s so delicious! With ABC Fundraising’s cookie dough provider, Crazy About Cookies, you’ll be able to offer various flavors such as:
- Chunky chocolate chip
- Snickerdoodle, and more.
Have your players keep track of their orders with an order form, and order your dough in bulk. You can even set up an online storefront to sell your dough!
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraiser
A favorite among families, pretzels from Auntie Anne’s, along with Cinnabon’s gooey pastries are a fan favorite at the mall. ABC Fundraising has partnered with both providers to bring your sports club the elusive snacks to your supporters’ homes. All you need to do is collect orders and buy the snacks in bulk to raise money.
Pizza Card Fundraiser
Every athlete and fan enjoys a good slice of pizza now and then. We’ve partnered with Papa John’s Pizza to provide your players and fans with a card that redeems valuable pizza discounts. This is an excellent deal for hungry families, especially if they’re supporting their players from the sidelines!
Event Sports Club Fundraising Ideas
Events are effective sports club fundraisers, they bring everyone together for fun to help drive your mission forward! Get everyone involved and excited to support your team with the following ideas.
A well-organized auction is one of the most-loved fundraising events. Bidders can look through your items online or in-person. Depending on the type of auction—silent, or live—your bidders will submit their offers either on a sheet or aloud.
To get the most exciting products, ask your community for items such as:
- Gift cards to local restaurants
- Experiences, such as as travel packages or private jet tours
- Personal chef services from a local eatery
- An item of value, like a nice appliance
Your sports club will raise funds when the bidder with the highest contribution wins their item and pays the amount.
Bake sales are popular selling points after practices and games. After all, you have all of these hungry athletes (and fans) around! This is one of our most popular fundraising event ideas because it’s easy to pull off. Here’s how you can host one for your team:
- Purchase ingredients for your favorite sweet treat recipes.
- Get a group of volunteer bakers to help make cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more.
- Set up a table after a sports event, such as a tournament.
- Invite those involved to check out your bake sale and buy a snack.
Be sure to make your bake sale accessible to all by adding in some gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options for those with dietary restrictions.
This sports club fundraiser is popular with children after a game or at a tournament. Your organization can easily find inexpensive face painting kits and ask around to see which volunteers are willing to work the booth for a few hours.
Your sports club is already an active group and will love hosting and participating in a walk-a-thon. Here’s how you can do it:
- Have participants gather pledges for the distance they’ll walk
- Chart your course by your sports club complex
- Host the event and track the distance of your participants
- Collect your funds!
Tip: Combine your walk-a-thon with shorter distance fun runs or obstacle courses so everyone can get involved.
A sports clinic tailored to your club’s game will be great for driven athletes. Focus on specific skills and run a program at the cost of a small donation. To run this effectively, ask the older members, like middle and high schoolers, of your sports club to donate time to teach skills to younger players. Young athletes will be excited to learn from the older kids, and parents will be happy with paying to support a good cause.
Shoe Drive Fundraiser
Shoe drive fundraisers are an excellent excuse for your sports club participants to clean out their clutter and support your cause without making a monetary contribution. Partner with a shoe drive fundraising company to set up collection boxes where people can donate their gently used shoes at your sports complex. The shoe drive fundraising company you partner with will send you a check based on the weight of the shoes you collect.
This is perfect for the beginning of your sports season. Encourage healthy eating and training habits with a month-long challenge. Before participating, have supporters check with their doctors before changing their typical habits. Instead of promoting weight loss, make this fundraiser more about healthy living in general.
Community Field Day
Your athletes already love being active and playing games. Field days are great fundraising opportunities for your sports clubs because everyone will want to get involved. Consider classic games such as:
Your club can charge for general admission or for participation in individual games. Ask older club members to help set up concession stands and a donation booth to maximize fundraising revenue.
A classic game of dodgeball is an engaging event to get your athletes to support your sports club. It’s great fun for everyone in your community; especially the fans. Have teams sign up in advance for a small registration fee. This way, you’re able to create brackets for play and plan accordingly. Be sure to have a prize for the winning team and sell concessions for the onlookers.
Athletes, especially children, will love to see themselves as a big star. Ask around to see if someone talented at photography would be willing to donate time as an artist for this event. Have your player sit for a period of time and have their portrait taken to take home as a memorable keepsake!
Dog washes are an active way to get everyone involved in your sports club fundraising efforts. Use your local sports complex to host your event outside in a large area where dogs and volunteers can play.
To run a successful dog wash, advertise your event in advance. Put up signs and flyers all over the neighborhood, and include ways to give if they don’t have a dog!
Kids look up to their coaches, but they also get a kick out of seeing them do embarrassing things! Set a challenging but attainable fundraising goal, with the reward of seeing their coach do a funny activity. Ideas for this include:
- Getting pied in the face
- Sitting in a dunk tank
- Shaving their head
Anything silly and exciting will do! The more extravagant the challenge, the more players will be motivated to raise donations.
With these creative sports club fundraising ideas, you’ll be able to pull off the best product sale or event possible. Be sure to market your efforts effectively to create excitement around your event, and get as many people to support your cause as possible!
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