It can be extremely difficult to come up with a new and exciting fundraiser for your sports team. While we all love going to professional baseball games and eating those peanuts and crackerjacks, high school baseball teams do not get as much support and attention. Below are 7 easy, fun and affordable fundraisers to have for your high school baseball team!
1. Pie The Teacher
There is always that one loveable teacher which everyone adores. They are usually one to be okay with a little humiliation and a lot of school spirit. Find that one teacher, staff member, principle or coach who is willing to get pied in the face. The more popular and well-liked the teacher is, the more success the fundraiser will have. The more teachers you have willing to participate, the better. This way, students have an option of which teacher to pie in the face. Have students pay a dollar to pie the teacher of their choosing. Students will line up, take pictures, and have a great time all while raising money for your charity!
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An easy and quick fundraiser is a calendar. Photograph your team members individually or during a game or practice and personalize your calendar for all of your team parents and followers. Add the game schedule of the coming season and your players birthdays to the calendar. A calendar is a necessity in every household, so these calendars will be easy to sell and beautiful to look at daily.
3. Fast Pitch Fundraiser
Get as many people out to one of your games for this fundraising idea. Set a radar gun to measure the speed of pitches. Split people by age groups and have them pitch to the catcher. Whoever has the fastest pitch time from each age group will win a prize. Have people pay a fee to participate, as well as have a donation box and bake sale going on at the same time to ensure maximum fundraising.
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4. White Elephant Auction
A white elephant auction is similar to any other auction. The only difference is that people don’t know what they are bidding for. Have people bring in auction baskets and gifts. From there, put each gift in a nicely, size fitting bag or box. This allows for people to be unaware of what they are bidding for, and its all a game of luck, chance and fun. At the beginning of the raffle, say a few of the possible items they may win to get them excited and hopeful.
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5. Bat Boy/Girl Auction
Almost every town has a professional, semi-professional, or college team near them. Partner up with them and allow for a raffle to occur during a game which picks a bat boy or girl for their following game. Have members of your team sell tickets to families at one of their games and announce the winner of who gets to be a bat boy/girl for the following game towards the end of their current game. Along with this, you can walk around and sell tickets for their game or other merchandise to help with your fundraising efforts. Discuss with the team manager how much profits of the ticket and merchandise selling goes to your team, and make 100% off of the bat boy/girl raffle tickets.
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6. Stadium Seat Cushions
Baseball season occurs during a hot time of the year. Therefore, baseball game seats are often times burning, and can be too hot for parents or kids to sit down on. Why get your sweatshirt dirty and sit on a lump of cloth? Have your team sell seat cushions at the local games or the professional/college team games. Order these cheap seats in bulk with your team logo, sell them for a decent price, and satisfy your viewers and your team manager.
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7. Quiz Night
Take time to stimulate your brain! Have your team host a quiz night which will have parents, students and teachers participate in. Come up with hard quiz questions, such as “What is (actors) real name?” People will work in groups in order to complete the most correct answers. Smartphone’s, tablets, and iPads will not be allowed to find the answers. Charge a small fee for those who want to come and watch or participate, and have your teams apparel for sale and a bake sale on the side.
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