If you find yourself in charge of your son’s basketball team fundraiser but you don’t know where to start, begin by asking teachers, fellow parents, and other creative people you know for some suggestions. There are also a number of websites online that have creative fundraising ideas, and you might find something that you can use to apply to the sports organization that you are supporting. Here are three effective and fun sports fundraisers:
1. Host a garage sale. You know how the saying goes: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Hosting a sports team garage sale can be an easy and fun way to raise money for your organization. A garage sale gives people the chance to rid their homes of some clutter while giving back to the community by offering everyday items for a bargain price. Plus of course, it earns your team some much-needed money!
2. Use some flower power. Hosting a flower sale can also be a great way to raise money, and you can even plan to do this several times a year. Holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Easter can offer you an opportunity to buy flowers in bulk and sell them for a profit. You can set up a flower sale table at school or sell them at a church event or door to door. Local florists might get involved and be willing to sell you the flowers in bulk at a discount in exchange for some free advertising.
3. Sell some sweets. Everyone loves to treat themselves to something sweet now and then. That’s why selling candy for sports teams can be a great way to raise money. There are plenty of companies that run fundraising programs like this, and it’s easy to find buyers when the product for sale is a treat.