10 Creative Fundraising Suggestions for Sports Teams and Schools


No matter what kind of team your kids are on nowadays it looks that fundraising is just part of the season. , if you are like most parents and don’t want to buy another tub of cookie dough or another roll or wrapping paper rest assured that there are in fact alternatives!

Right here are a few ides that are items or services that people will effectively use! The more functional, practical and useful the services and products are will make a difference in how successful the fundraiser may possibly be.

Here are 10 Creative Fundraising Suggestions for Sports Teams and Schools by parents who have seen them done successfully.

Customized Elite Socks

Recently, our high school baseball team sold custom socks for the high school and my boys LOVE them! This fundraiser was a huge hit and very successful!

Candy Bars

This fundraiser idea has been around for years. The cost is so low, kids will scrounge up change to buy a candy bar and adults will buy multiples. The profit is 50% and you can’t beat that!

Help Around the House

The best part about this fundraiser is that there is a 100% profit! Your organization can give to “rent your students” to families to do mow their lawns, do yard work, walk their dogs, support clean out their garage or some other jobs they might need done. This is typically done in increments of 30 minutes. It’s pretty cut and dry and a great money maker!

Team Phone Cases

Almost everyone has a smart phone … exactly why not offer personalized phone cases? It’s a great method to support your team or school … super cute! The moms will really fall for this fundraiser!

Car Wash Tickets

Try selling car wash tickets to a local car wash. Many of these companies will render 50 % of the profits. Contact the local carwash nearest you to see what fundraiser program they have.

Trash Bags

While these are not the most exciting products, they are great sellers because everyone uses trash bags! The total price point is really low which is a great selling point. A few companies that do the trash bag fundraiser are:

Frontier Bag
Bags for Bucks
Resource Fundraiser

Tattoos (temporary that is).

Kids love to have temporary tattoos, and it’s a good way to show your school and team spirit. These sell for about a $1 or less which means that they will be big sellers! It’s also a good item to sell throughout the season.

Discount Cards.

These cards include discounts to both local and national restaurants and retailers that can be used repetitively for one year. The cards are typically $15 or $20 and profit is at least 50% and up to 93%. Often times this fundraiser is one that a school or team will do every year because people love the cards and try to find the students to sell them annually!

Restaurant Night.

Everyone requires to eat! Match that need with a chance to earn money from the profits of a local restaurant and you have a win-win situation! Many restaurants will share 10-20% of total sales with your organization. Simply scheduled a night with the restaurant and get as many people to eat at that particular restaurant on the designated date! The following is a short list of some restaurants that accomplish this fundraiser:

Boston Market.
California Pizza Kitchen.
Max and Erma’s.
Panda Express.
Pizzeria Uno.
Duct Tape Your Coach.

The great thing about this fundraiser is your only out-of pocket expense is the duct tape! The kids LOVE this fundraiser and the profits are phenomenal!

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