Fundraising For Sports 5.10 - October 2010

Bringing on the Heat  In 2005, East Dubuque (Ill.) High School’s first Wingfest was small enough to fit into an empty lot and satisfied to break even. In 2010, Wingfest VI stretched to fill a whole downtown block and raised $15,000 for high school athletics. In this article, restaurateur and Warrior Booster Club President John Digman explains how they created a tradition. Read the full story...

Fit to Print  Have you ever thought of using calendars, posters, catalogs, and greeting cards as fundraisers? With little fundraising experience on their own, high school boosters in Alabama, Hawai’i, and Washington were able to turn a healthy profit while raising their program’s profile in the community. Read the full story...

Going to the Dogs  By collaborating with their school’s music boosters, the Mahomet-Seymour (Ill.) High School Athletic Booster Club has turned a modest tailgate party into an annual event for 2,500 people. The key to their successful Dawgapalooza, says Vice President Julie Clapper, is to keep the menu simple and the entertainment family friendly. Read the full story...

New Marketing & Fundraising Programs Available  Athletic Management, a magazine serving high school and college athletic directors and athletic administrators and the publisher of Fundraising For Sports, has introduced two programs to help athletic departments and teams raise funds:
1) A service to help evaluate, develop, and organize your booster club activities to ensure maximum return; and
2) myTEAMBOOK publishing service to create a program or memory book for your department to sell as a fundraiser.
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