Football has been in my family for over three decades. As a football mom who has had 3 boys go through pop-Warner all the way up to college football, I can tell you that I know almost everything there is to know about the sport of American football.
As a full time team mom, I have been in charge of hundreds of football fundraisers. Fundraising is an important part of football teams because there is so much cost that goes into the season. Not to mention, if you are part of a traveling team, if that is the case, then the costs to play go through the roof. Being involved with countless fundraisers, I have seen which ones work and which ones do not. Football supporters are extremely picky when it comes to which football fundraisers they will support. They do not want fluff, they want good quality products to show for their support of the football team.
Some fundraising ideas that you can forget about right off the bat are bake-sales, car washes, candy, cookies, candles and all of those other football fundraising ideas that are now-a-days considered fluffy stuff. I can't tell you the amount of times a parent has implemented one of these football fundraisers only to have the end result be very sub-par. Meaning, we raised very little money for the time we spent. Years of experience in these types of football fundraising ideas has shown me which one consistently raises the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time.
When looking in to football fundraising ideas you need know one thing, will your supporters like this fundraiser and feel like they are truly getting a good product for the money they are giving to support your football team? If you can honestly answer yes, then most likely it will be successful.
Out of all the football fundraisers that I have been a involved in, one type always separates itself from the pack and that is a discount card fundraiser. Fundraising discount cards give the supporters extremely good value for their money. Only extremely high quality fundraising cards will do though. Do not settle for a discount card fundraiser that only has a few discounts, that will only hurt your fundraiser. It only took me a few years of bumps and bruises before finally winding with something that works and works so well.
Have fun out there and good luck!
Cherr has more than 3 decades of experience when it comes to fundraising for football teams. For more information on the content of this article please visit Footall Fundraisers.