Fundraising For Sports 5.11 - November 2010

Horse Sense  In Ohio and Pennsylvania, high school athletic boosters are trying a new spin on the old Las Vegas night. Using video projection, they’re hosting an evening of virtual horseracing, complete with food, beverages, gambling games, auctions, and all the atmosphere of a racetrack to create an effective, adult-oriented fundraiser. Read the full story...

Lending a Hand  With the opening of a new high school, the athletic program at Loudoun Valley High School found itself split in two. Half of its student-athletes—and their booster parents—moved to the new Woodgrove High School on the edge of town. To start their rivalry on the right foot, the two booster clubs created a partnership that helped turn a potentially divisive battle into a positive for the community. Read the full story...

Hot Wheels  In a tight economy, the major auto manufacturers are hoping to drum up sales by offering fundraising opportunities to high school athletics programs. In this story, Tommy Mathews, President of the booster club at Boerne (Texas) High School, explains how Boerne’s two high schools were able to capitalize on a local car dealer’s initiative. 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. Click here to request more information on these services.

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