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JrPro Fundraiser Ideas?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xplicit, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. xplicit

    xplicit BANNED BANNED

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    Hey all,

    I need some of your ideas on some fundraiser things we can do for my son and daughters little football and cheerleading program.

    They got offered to play in the states all star game and we need to raise money to charter a bus and hotel fees.

    Here are some of the things we have already tried.

    Bake sales
    Candle sales
    Yard sales
    Roadblocks

    So if anyone has had success with this, Please help us out. All our little players did real good to get the invitation, so we just need to raise the funds to go.

    They are 6-7-8 yr olds.

    Thanks BH'ers
     
  2. AlphaTwin

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    How about a lottery? Or selling lottery tickets?
    I know the scouts in my area earn quite a lot of money going from house to house selling lottery tickets - they earn a fixed percentage per lottery ticket.

    Or you could go to Fiverr and offer to create a cheerleading-movie for $5. I think a lot of people would be interested (sort out the advertisements and greeting you don't feel fit), and you can easily fulfill 10 or 15 orders in a couple of hours.

    But how much do you need?
     
  3. xplicit

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    Like $1200.. I appreciate the ideas.
     
  4. Panique

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    What about:
    1. Carwash
    2. Selling old stuff
    3. Organise some kind of an event where people can donate money and the children perform sell cookies etc. (I think you did something similar)
    4. Maybe find a sponsor who wants to help out?
     
  5. xplicit

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    I appreciate the ideas. We have tried all of them, here are the results

    Carwash - Its October so it is getting to cold
    Selling old stuff - We had a huge yard/block sale at the Oktoberfest here and didnt do to good. Maybe brought in $200
    Sponsors - No company really can afford (or dont want) to donate to the JrPro team,

    The town really dont stand behind them because they say JrPro dont teach what the middle school or HS wants them to know.. But JrPro is teaching them fundamentals of the game.
     
  6. AlphaTwin

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    I can't come up with an idea for you to earn that kind of money when you've already tried that much...

    But what about going for sympathy? Set up a website where you describe the situation, make sure to show the kids and tell about their big dream.
    Make a press release and send out letters to the mayor and every bigger company that would like the free media attention associated with helping you out.

    You could even write to transportation services and ask if they could give you a free ride. They would of course get a lot of positive attention from the press in return.

    If you can get the media interested in this, and make it look like a very good cause, you might be able to find a lot of good-will :)
     
  7. xplicit

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    LOL.. Its an idea, but like I said, the community dont get behind them. We are a very small town of about 4k. Maybe we can put some kids in ripped up uniforms, or uniforms like that Little Giants movie.. and have them go door to door.. "Ma'am, I am tired of getting hurt because of my football gear, Can you spare some funds to help protect the kids?".... HAHA

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    Really dumb but thought it might work. How about a Nintendo Wii or whatever game system tournament. No betting or anything. And when someone donates to play they get entered into some sweepstakes which could be maybe a website design for their parents business or something. I know the details sound not so good but the general idea. You could have the kids post flyers about the tournament and see for each dollar raised it goes to sending our kids to play in the states all star game. Also state, remember when you were 7-8, the great times you had, at least afford the opportunity to these kids. I think by actually having a tourney and having people play someone on the nintendo wii, xbox, in the end,they get some type of prize would be a nice incentive and would help. You could call it "One night Wii Fest" it could be a huge gathering maybe in the backyard, with raffle tickets, who can beat john in tennis on wii, stuff like that. Or you could set up other games, simple ones, Sorry for rambling but hate to see kids not have opportunities not to play. Hope all works out. Yes, my grammar sucks at the present moment lol

    Mental edit: Just thought of this, you could buy a gift card for a certain amount for the toruney and that could be the prize, 100 bucks would be good and people will pay 3 to 5 or more to play the game.