Has baseball season become synonymous with fundraising season for your team? If so, then you are probably in the market for some new and improved baseball fundraising ideas. For the best results start with something that you know you are good at playing baseball.
Set up a free clinic for kids in the area. You can let the clinic last a week, do it over a weekend, or even just a one-time all-day event. Have players from the high school team divide into pairs and take groups of kids to work on certain techniques, catching, running, throwing, pitching, etc. After a certain amount of time rotate the groups so that the kids get to work on each technique.
At the end of each session, at the end of the week, or the end of the day, depending on how long your camp is, have time to set up a few contests. You can have a home-run contest to see who can hit the most out of the park. For younger kids, you can have a contest to see who can simply hit the farthest. Have a backward baseball game, where batters run the opposite direction than normal.
For the silliest game, you can play dizzy baseball. Instead of pitching, set up a tee-ball post. Have batters come to the plate and place one end of the bat on the ground. Putting their forehead to the other end, have them spin around 10 times, then stand up, hit the ball off the tee and run the bases. Chances are good that there will be more laughing than playing!
To make this baseball fundraiser a success you can sell sports fundraising candy as a concession, or even have a table set up for parents to participate in a scratch card fundraiser. However, your team decides to raise money this year make it fun and creative.
One of the hardest parts of fundraising is finding the right program. Teams looking for a new baseball fundraiser often run into the same problems, the minimums are too high, the product is too expensive, it is the wrong season for the fundraiser, etc. Fortunately there is a new fundraiser available that solves most problems that teams find with different fundraising programs.
The money savings card fundraiser is the newest program. Your team purchases cards that they can sell for $10 each. Upon purchasing the card, the buyer can go online with the information on the back of the card, to login to a lifetime membership to a savings club. They will receive notices about discounts and coupons when they shop at their favorite online stores. But what is so great about this? Why is this sports fundraising idea better than others?
–No refrigerated items.
When you use food items for your baseball fundraiser you often face the obstacle of finding freezer space for all of the items while you get them passed out to your customers. You also have to get it delivered quickly before it spoils. The beauty of the money savings cards is that once your customer has purchased the card there is no follow up, or passing out later. They buy the card, you give it to them, and you are done.
–No expiration date.
Even with some of the other card programs, there is a bit of a time crunch because of expiration dates. Money savings cards never expire, so there is no need to rush and get them all sold before a certain time. You can sell then as soon as you get them, or buy them and wait for a certain time or event.
–No location boundaries.
Most fundraisers can only be done in certain areas. You are restricted to your hometown and surrounding areas due to the fact that the items have to be passed out after the items are delivered, or because the stores involved are only in your town. Money savings cards can be used anywhere in the United States. Out of town relatives and friends now have a chance to help with your baseball fundraising campaign.