Fundraising For Sports 6.1 - January 2011

One Pass, All Games  The Apex High School Cougar Club in North Carolina has found great success selling sports passes for all of its home contests. With four levels of memberships from which to choose, students and fans alike can attend the programs’ games for a fraction of the gate price. And the Cougar Club reaps the benefits, grossing about $80,000, including sponsorships. Read the full story...

Ready to Roast  In order to offset the tremendous costs of travel for its nationally ranked football team, the Don Bosco Prep High School Touchdown Club in Ramsey, New Jersey is involved in several fundraisers every year. Its bi-annual roast of former players and coaches not only brings in the most money, it also provides the most bang for the buck. Read the full story...

How Sweet It Is  Athletic Director Karl Heimbach of Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland has taken a personal initiative to increase the athletic budget by selling Italian ices after school. Having partnered with a local vendor for on-campus games eight years ago, Heimbach has been selling the sweet treats for the past four years to students waiting for the bus or going to sports practice. The extra money has helped pay for a new message board, among other items. 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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