3 Sports Fundraising Ideas to Support Your Teams

Posted on October 7, 2023 under EFS Blog, sports fundraisers

School sports have more expenses than you might think. They have to pay for equipment, uniforms, and travel, to name a few. Some of the school’s budget is set aside for its sports team, but they still rely on fundraising for much of their needs. At Effective Fundraising Solutions, we have several ready-made sports fundraising ideas and campaigns to help you easily raise the money your teams need to support their players.


Are you looking for some creative sports fundraising ideas to try this fall? Here are a few of our favorites.


Host a family photo day.

How many good photos do you have of your family? You may have a few candids from your last family vacations, but professional portraits can be pricey. To raise money for your teams, ask a local photographer if they would be willing to partner with you to offer family portraits at a reduced price. Families can schedule short sessions with the photographer, and your team receives a portion of the proceeds. The photographer gets some advertising in the community, your team gets some money, and families get professional photos. We call that a win-win-win!


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Offer sports camps or lessons.

What would be a better gift for a young athlete than lessons from coaches or more experienced players? You can offer small group sports camps or private lessons for a little extra. It’s a great way to get the older and younger athletes in the community together and for younger kids to get better at their sports.


Arrange sponsorship nights at local restaurants.

Ask local restaurants if they would be willing to donate a portion of their proceeds to your team on specific nights. For example, every Thursday in October could be a “Dine and Donate” night at a popular restaurant in the community. Let patrons know that on these particular nights, a portion of their bill will be donated to the school sports teams. You can also ask local stores to ask customers to round up to the nearest dollar to support the teams. Partnering with local businesses whenever possible is a great way to build community spirit as well as raise money.


Easy Sports Fundraising Ideas by EFS

Our team at EFS is committed to helping schools, teams, and organizations raise money with easy and effective solutions. Contact us today to speak with our experts and implement easy sports fundraising ideas for your team.


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