Just like every other sport, hockey teams need fundraising for many reasons. Regardless of its for equipment, traveling or for snacks post game, hockey can be a difficult sport to get creative with. Below are 5 new and exciting fundraising ideas for any hockey team!
Center Ice Shot
The half time at a hockey game is the perfect time for a fundraiser. Center Ice Shot is a game in which you can have people pay to participate and to do it in front of a live audience. The way this is done is that two cones are put in front of the goal. Have people shoot the puck into the goal within the boundaries of the cones. Whoever makes it within the larger boundaries of the cones, moves onto the next round. Slowly but surely, the distance between the cones will get smaller and smaller, and it will be more difficult to get the puck into the goal. The person who gets the puck in the smallest goal wins the grand prize.
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This is another interaction half time fundraising idea. During the first half of the game, have parent volunteers go around the stands and sell foam pucks with numbers on them. Write down the name of the person who bought a puck and their pucks number. During half time, half people throw their foam pucks from their seats into the rink with a target. Whoever is closest to the target wins. You can make this a 50/50 type of raffle, where winner wins half the proceeds, or you can find another, smaller prize for the winner.
Photograph your players practicing or during a game and create a personalized calendar. Parents, family and supporters will want to buy it! Have holidays, game schedule and anything relevant o your team on the calendar. Calendars are necessary in every home so selling these should be extremely easy!
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This is a way to get parents and viewers involved. Every time your team scores a goal, pass around a can that people put a quarter into. No one is forced to do this, but with the spirit of the game, people will donate whatever money they have, some more and some less.
Buy a big set of scratch cards and hand a few to each player. Scratch cards each make $100 from their donations. How they work is that the player goes up to an adult and has them scratch off two different circles randomly. Whatever the amount is on the unscratched circle is, is the amount they are accepting to donate. Circles on the scratch cards are usually between $1-$3, so no donation is too much for the donors.
Source: College Hockey Showcases