It’s come to that time of the year again. Your team needs a new kit or the pitches need maintenance again after getting water-logged for the 10th time. Sound familiar? That’s why we’ve put together some fundraising ideas for local sports clubs. Local sports teams face a barrage of constant issues that need to be addressed, so that everyone can get down to what’s important -winning matches and enjoying sport. Your team probably has a list of things that you want to tackle before your next season begins and because not every team is as well financed as Manchester City; local fundraising is a really important revenue stream. What can you and your local sports team do to start raising valuable funds?
Whatever the sport is that your team plays, why not get everyone together and do a sponsored sport-athon? If you play basketball, you could try and play a sponsored match for 10 hours or if it’s football then you could try and keep the ball in the air for the longest amount of time. The beauty with this idea is that you can get really creative and encourage more people into your sport with a fun activity that grabs attention.
If there’s a big televised sporting match coming up that’s related to your team then hire out a local space, grab a projector and put on a showing. It’s easy to do and more interesting than watching the match at home on your own with a beer. You can charge a fee for people to watch and start selling refreshments on the side to gather some extra funds. It’s a good way to get the local community together and watch some competitive sport.
Dust yourself down and get your glad rags on! Putting on an end of season dinner is a great way of celebrating the season’s successes (or ignoring the losses!) Everyone can get together and enjoy each other’s company, as well as a slap-up meal. You can give out special awards for Top Scorer or Most Improved and get everyone to vote. It’s a good way of making a considerable amount of money for the season ahead and you can even incorporate a charity auction into the proceedings and ask local businesses to donate things to auction.
One of the simplest and easiest ways to ensure that your local sports team can enjoy sustained, long-term donations is to make sure it’s signed up to TheGivingMachine. We team up with thousands of online retailers, which means that every time you shop online through a participating store, you can donate to your sports team.
Just sign up and pick your sports team as one of up to 4 charitable causes to donate to. When you buy online, we’ll take a small percentage of your purchase total, at no extra cost to you and turn this into a free donation that will go straight to your sports team. Let all of the players and their supporters know and if everyone starts making donations then you can start to make a noticeable difference to the team and their resources. Start donating today!