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Discussion: Softball team fund raisers

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Oct. 23, 2012
Gary33
143 posts
Softball team fund raisers
Do any of you have good ways to raise funds for your teams? We have sold T-shirts and other items at Kentucky Derby Festival's Thunder Over Louisville. Put down volley ball courts for a large tournament. Golf Scrambles. NCAA squares. Let's share the good ones.
Oct. 23, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4365 posts
Most places that schools do have many choices to pick from. E-Teamz web site also has a few ideas.
Candy sales, coupon books according to geographic cities,areas,regions are amongst most of the companies that do this. Profit is about 50%. for most.
Car washes is another.
Oct. 23, 2012
Gary33
143 posts
Thanks Taits maybe we can get Hooters Girls to help with the car washes.
Oct. 23, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4365 posts
I think at least your get a crowd. Maybe some news coverage as well,...
Al Bundy would love it.
Oct. 23, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I can see senior softball fundraising being a tough sell since the old guys probably have more money than most of the people they are soliciting.
Oct. 23, 2012
jsheeran
Men's 50
41 posts
Gary19: agree with your comment. We've had successful bowling fundraisers the last 2 years and plan another in February. Along with the bowling fee the event includes selling 50/50 tickets, auction items and lane sponsors. The more bowlers the more you make.
Oct. 23, 2012
JBTexas
Men's 65
262 posts
Sponoring and running a local senior tournaments can be a big winner. Have you guys do all the work, field maint. and umpiring. We do it early in the year before league play starts. Gives teams a chance to play a few games and helps in our funding for the year.
Oct. 23, 2012
Gary33
143 posts
JBTexas working on a tournament as we speak.
Oct. 23, 2012
Uncle Mike
Men's 55
44 posts
Gary33- look at a casino bus trip, Reds game, or to the race track. Some places have fundraising buses- you just have to fill them up. Our buses hold 55 people @ $30 each and it has a bath room. The casino ( Harrahs') charges us $400 for gas- and everything else is profit for us- $1250 per bus.
Oct. 24, 2012
Gary33
143 posts
Thanks Uncle Mike!! I have Horseshoe Casino within 20 miles of my home. I'll call them to see if they have any fund raising oppourtunities. Churchill Downs is also about the same distance. Thanks Gary 33
Oct. 27, 2012
Gary33
143 posts
Still looking for more unique ideas for fund raisers!
Oct. 27, 2012
Tri18
611 posts
Gary,
I got an arrangement with Power Balance and Monster Energy to sell their ionic bracelets for fundraising. If you or anyone else is interested, email me And I will forward the information and ordering info...
Tricoach18@att.net
Alan
Team 1 Sports
Oct. 30, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
Magnets and cans of sugar, i guess you can call that unique, you forgot the miracle cream also haha.

We once raffled off a used car..someone got a car for a 20 dollar ticket.
Oct. 30, 2012
bb28
7 posts
ESPN Magazine has a good deal -- you sell a 2 year subscription of the magazine for $40 and you get to keep $30 for your team. You can sell as many as you want. Google it!!!!!!
Oct. 30, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Could be wrong, but I still think in a down economy people are not going to be so inclined to contribute in too many ways to middle-age to old men who should have enough of their own money by this stage of their lives for their pleasure.

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