Fundraisers!

Nikki - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Dontcha just LOVE fundraisers? LOL!

We did a fundraiser at Sonic drive in this weekend, the parents REALLY work and the kids get to scream at passing cars and car hop with some of the parents. Exausting but we made close to $600 so we were happy. That covers a tournament with some leftover. We have a tourney coming up this weekend. Does anyone have any nightmare fundraiser stories or ideas, etc.??



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My daugther's team has sold cookie dough, booklets, candy, popcorn, just a name a few. My husbamd is their softball coach and one ideas he and the girls came up with was movie night for the team and family. Our local library is a sponsor so they let them rent the view room for two hours. Admission, Drinks, Popcorn was only under $10. The rent was free, they made a lot money. They made more then they expected and had some left over for next year's uniforms.

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Jackie - posted on 05/03/2010

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Hey all softball moms. I hope this group is still active. I just found it and I am so excited.
My daughter plays travel softball and fundraisers are a constant concern. I started a fundraiser ongoing program that does not involve collecting money or selling products that I think you will love. Visit the website at http://www.TravelTeamzWin.com
It is an easy fundraiser and it helps parents raise money for their expenses and helps the teams raise money for tourneys, equipment, national competitions ......

Nikki - posted on 08/18/2009

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That's a great idea. In High School we did a annual Spaghetti dinner night as our fundraisers. We combined it with an auction, a live auction and a silent auction. We hired a real auctioneer for the live, he was awesome! We got all the items donated. Some things as simple as gift cards, a free letterman jacket, to gift baskets and up to tickets and trips to time shares, etc. We had a 60 person choir and a 20 person jazz choir so we had plenty of parents helping and kids helping so it would be scaled down for a softball team but we made spaghetti and salad, with the ticket sales and the auctions, we made a killing! Sounds like a great idea. Let me know how it goes if yall do it.

Karen - posted on 08/17/2009

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Something I really want our team to do, but didn't get to this last year, was a "Parent/family appreciation" night put on by the team. We have a lot of extended family that attends tournaments, helps with fees, etc. so here is the idea... have the girls sell tickets to a dinner at which they cook and serve a dinner (we are dealing with 12-14 year olds here)... something simple like spagetti and salad, etc... to the parents and family as a thank you for helping them all season, and then some. We figured it up... at $5 a head, and $3 profit, we would make almost $50 just off my family alone... times that by 12 on the team and that's a pretty good profit. And if you're real good, you could get hamburger, pasta, etc. donated by local companies making your profit even more.

Laura - posted on 07/20/2009

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We did a breakfast at Applebee's one time. It was great. You sale pre-tickets. Most people who bought tickets didn't come... just wanted to donate money for the team. You make full profit on those that don't show. The girls loved working in the kitchen. They just took plates out and fixed the drinks. Applebee's cooks made the food. Made good money...I hear Outback lets teams do lunch for a fundraiser.

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