Fundraising For Sports 5.2 - February 2010


The Complete Package  The Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools system is the 10th largest public school district in the United States. It features 19 high schools, approximately 48,000 high school students, and 174,000 students district-wide. In these tough economic times, the district decided to use these numbers to help the ones in the budget, and has set up a sponsorship program built around advertising and athletics. Read the full story...





Hosting an Iron Chef Competition  At Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wisc., boosters launched a half-million dollar fundraising drive called Share the Field to pay for artificial turf. Last spring, after reaching the $300,000 mark, they continued the momentum by creating a new annual event, an Iron Chef competition, which raised $35,000 in a single night. Read the full story...





Planning for Success  Mastering the art of fundraising has become an essential part of athletics. Whether you’re keeping your budget from falling into the red or adding something new to your program, the need for money is greater than ever. Raising money is like competing as an athlete. It involves preparation, skill, and follow-through. All three are necessary, but the most important is preparation. As coaches say, championships are won in the preseason. It’s the same with fundraising. You can’t succeed without a good plan. Read the full story...







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