Monday, November 15, 2010

fundraising ideas?


hey everyone.. so this is the year in travel baseball where the team goes to cooperstown for a tournament in the summer! it's the one thing we've all been looking forward too since we started been playing for the team.

but now the time is here... and well, it's at a hefty cost. financially anyway. so we're trying to come up with ideas and ways we can raise money to help deflect some of the cost so we can all go. the hot moms and i want to make a calender for fun. we know a bunch of people who would buy them, but we need to do more than just sell ridiculously hot and scantily clad pictures of ourselves. ha...

i'm going to design a bunch of little products and try to get those sold too, but what else could we do? how else could we make a significant amount of money for the team? i need your ideas! have you done fundraising before? what worked? what didn't?

help! and thank you SO much! :)


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think a calendar sounds fun. But other than that, I'm not help. Sorry. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

How about a huge garage sale? A car wash?
A penny drive?(ask people to donate the pennies that they have lying around)
A raffle?

Good luck Jenn!!

Diva

Alison said...

The hot moms can do a car wash (in December!). Hahahaha!

Kimberly Woolery said...

Try some Dinning out nights. Most restaurants all do a certain percentage of proceeds to your school or club or team. Pick a favorite and make sure all friends and family are invited. Usually they have a flyer they want you to hand out and people must bring it in to get the $$ towards your team. But some just do % all proceeds made between these certain hours. Check it out!

texas math said...

Are you allowed to get local businesses to sponsor your team? If so, that's an option worth looking into.

Also, a high risk/high reward option is to invest in something like a big screen tv, hunting rifle, vacation trip, etc and raffle it off.

If you can get sponsors to offset the cost of whatever it is you raffle and sell enough raffle tickets, that could give you a good chunk of changes.

jennster said...

great ideas so far!!!! thank you so much everyone!

Lana said...

Wristbands (i.e. "Livestrong wristbands") are pretty popular for fundraisers. I think in your case, having affordable wristbands made with your team name for support/promotion would be a good idea. Then you can sell them to the community for profit.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I went to Cooperstown multiple times with both my boys. They did donut sales outside of grocery stores, team "garage" sales in a community location, sold cookie dough, sold See's candy. Basically any fundraiser you see schools or other groups doing is a good one. Lots of fun and team building opportunities along the way! : )

CAT said...

Christmas trees....it's that time of year....can you research the are and see if there are local tree farms that will donate trees to be sold like they do for the boy scouts and such??

CAT said...

Christmas trees....it's that time of year....can you research the are and see if there are local tree farms that will donate trees to be sold like they do for the boy scouts and such??