As a sport people play around the world with the nickname “America’s National Pastime“, there is no denying the popularity of baseball. That is why we have a ballpark full of baseball fundraising ideas. From T-ball to adult recreation leagues, the reasons teams need funding are generally the same. But the people doing the fundraising can be totally different.
That is why we have our favorite baseball fundraising ideas together below. These baseball fundraisers will work for all ages and team sizes. Keep scrolling down the page to find great tips on how to make this your best baseball fundraiser ever.
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How to start with baseball fundraising?
On this page, we provide a starting point for our best baseball fundraising ideas. Included are programs that do not require any money upfront, others that offer extremely high profits, and still others that have very low minimums. If you don’t find the perfect baseball fundraiser on this page we invite you to continue to browse our website to explore other fundraising ideas.
Below, you will find fundraising suggestions along with a list of articles written to provide useful information on fundraisers. We hope you’ll find all the insight you need here. If you prefer please call one of our fundraising specialists toll-free (866) 874-8383 any time. We will be glad to help you choose the best fundraiser for your needs.
A Simple Baseball Fundraising Idea
For many baseball leagues throughout the country, fundraising is part of the registration process. Many have figured out a great way to incorporate it seamlessly into signing up their players.
For many candy fundraising is just a natural. Here’s what some of the biggest leagues do:
Well before their actual registration dates, they let potential players know what the cost to register will be. They also let them know that there is a required baseball fundraiser they need to participate in. They explain that everyone is required to sell candy fundraising items. The amount of candy that needs to be sold is determined based on the actual needs of the league.
Many leagues require each player to sell one or two carriers of candy assuming they will make between $20 – $25 profit per carrier. So if the league needs require $50 in addition to the actual registration fees they require each player to purchase two carriers of candy.
The player then has the choice of selling the candy to make their money back or simply stocking the candy in their pantry and having lots of snacks on hand for the next year.
Of course, most of the leagues also allow players to opt-out of the sports fundraising campaign by paying the league just the profit that they would have made on the candy or in essence a higher registration fee.
Candy fundraisers work well because the league can simply purchase the number of cases it knows it needs since players need to opt-out before registration and then has each player pick up their candy at registration.
There are other leagues that do the same basic required participation in a discount card fundraiser.
So if participation in your league fundraiser is less than you would like to consider making it a requirement during registration.
Making Baseball Fundraising Fun Again
School is tough. Homework is hard. Parents are out of touch. Then there is baseball.
Being a teenager is hard. It can be a chore to get excited about something when everything else seems to be going against you. Sports is not just an activity, it can be an escape. Adding fundraising to the game though begins to make it a chore again. So is it worth the risk?
Yes. baseball fundraising is necessary. As much as we would like to get by without it, there are just too many expenses. But fundraisers do not have to be boring or hard to do. Once you have chosen a good fundraiser the key to making it a success it getting the kids excited about it.
When you present the baseball fundraiser idea to your team make sure you make it sound worthwhile and fun. Obviously they would rather be out hitting home runs than selling cookie dough throughout their neighborhood, but if you explain that they may not have a home plate to stand on without that money, then it might get their attention.
Throughout the fundraiser, make sure you encourage the players to keep going, sell as many items as possible. Make it a challenge. You can have a contest between players to see who goes to bat first at the next game, or who does NOT have to run laps at the next practice. Give them something to work toward.
Being a teenager is not usually fun. There are too many other things that bring kids down don’t let your baseball fundraiser be one of them. Keep baseball fun by having a simple, easy fundraiser.