Group Sports Fundraiser
Some examples of Group Sports Fundraisers:
Walk-a–thons are extremely popular fundraising events and have the capability to raise a lot of money and awareness for a cause or organization. Walk-a-thon's are great because they involve walking, an easy activity that those of all ages can partake in. You can have a shorter walk in addition to your main event for younger children and seniors. Often the route will be handicap friendly, therefore those who are in wheelchairs can participate as well. You can organize a small walk with close family and friends around your neighborhood or through a park, or a larger walk with over 1000 participants throughout your city. A MyEvent.com walk-a-thon fundraising website should be created to share information about the fundraiser, promote the event, and inform viewers how to register to participate and contribute to the cause.
With your walk-a-thon event website, participants will be able to register as an individual walker or as a team of walkers and pay a registration fee online. Several registration options can be offered, such as certain number of KM, price per individual walker or price per team of walkers. Each participant can raise money, set their own goal and express their reason for participating on their own participant fundraising page, as well as fundraise as a team using a team fundraising page.
Regardless of the length of the walk, you will need to have snacks and water. You should approach local businesses to try and get this donated. Obtaining sponsorships is easy using your MyEvent.com website, as packages can be featured and purchased online. Names of sponsors can appear at different pit stops throughout the fundraising event, as well as on signs and on the event website. You will also need many volunteers at your fundraising event to help set up, direct participants, act of cross guards and distribute food and water. You can have a "volunteers" page on your fundraising website to let people know where help is needed and have people sign up where they want to help. A Walk-a-thon is a time tested method to raise significant sums of money however a lot of planning is required!
Another very popular fundraising event is a bike-a-thon. This type of event has the potential to raise very large sums of money for your organization or cause. Bike-a-thons can range from small family events that take place over a few blocks to a larger competitive race taking place over multiple days. corporate based and competitive type race. Some Bike-a-thons even take place over lasting multiple days. completing a route between cities.
A bike-a-thon fundraiser requires significant planning. Routes and permits are required. Security and safety is also a primary concern. Volunteers are needed for the event to run smoothly. If the event is to occur for more than one day, a lot more planning is needed to incorporate sleeping and meal arrangements for participants. Similarly to a walk-a-thon, with a fundraising event website, bikers can register online and fundraise alone or in teams. MyEvent.com offers custom registration forms and tools in order to inquire about specific information. Different registration options and prices can be offered based on distance, route, overnight arrangements required, if participant wants an event t-shirt, and more. In order to raise money, bikers can share the link to their personal and team fundraising pages with their friends and family by email or on their social media sites.
Using MyEvent.com, bikers can register to participate and donations and payments can be collected, all online from the same fundraising event website.
(Another less complicated option is to hold an indoor bike-a-thon where you make a arrangement with your local gym to use their stationary bikes.)
Bowl-a-thon Fundraising Event
There are several key advantages to organizing a fundraising bowl-a-thon. Bowl-a-thon's are fun for the whole family, relatively easy to organize and to recruit participants, it's not weather dependant, and the entire event is contained in one place. Most bowling alleys have areas to purchase food and beverages, so you do not have to worry about supplying food to participants. You should make an arrangement with a local bowling alley where you offer to fill the alley on a quiet night and in exchange receive a portion of the sales for your charity. Bowl-a-thon's usually involve participants playing in teams. Using a free MyEvent.com fundraising website, participants can sign up online as a team of bowlers and pay the registration fee online. (Registration can be free or paid.) Bowler's can raise money online alone or as a team using their personal fundraising page and/or team fundraising page. Top fundraising individuals and teams should be recognized on your event website. The winning team should win a prize. Try and get prizes donated so that all the money raised goes to the organization or cause being supported by your fundraising event.
This fundraiser is another version of the walk-a-thon, where participants walk with a dog. It is a great way to distinguish your fundraising event from all of the others. There are many walk-a-thons but very few that involve dogs. Dog enthusiasts love these sort of events and will be inclined to participate. To help build awareness, the event should be promoted at vets, groomers, and pet stores. Using a dog themed design, you can create a free MyEvent.com website where participants can register themselves and their dog and begin collecting donations online for the cause. Routes will need to be established, and volunteers needed to direct and supply water and snacks to participants and their dogs. Local stores and pet shops will usually be happy to help an animal friendly fundraising event therefore you should reach out to them with different sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship packages can be featured and purchased online from your dog-walk-a-thon event website. Being creative with your sponsorship levels and names, such as "terrier" or "mastiff" packages, is a good and cute way to get sponsors attention.
Dance-a-thon's are a great way to raise money for a particular cause or organization. Having a themed event, such as 80's, jazz or rock, where dancers dress up accordingly, can make the event even more fun. It will also add to the ambience as you can decorate the venue according to the theme. This fundraising event is not hard to organize as all will take place in one location. The fundraising event can be held indoors or outdoors but does require a lot of space. A school gymnasium, field, auditorium, or a hotel or banquet hall are the best option of where to hold the event. Try to get venue donated to save on costs.
Funds can be raised through pledges for every hour danced, or by charging each dancer, couple, or team of dancers a set amount. With a dance-a-thon fundraising website, dancers can register as an individual dancer or couple or team of dancer. Registration can be free or paid where payments to participate can easily be made online. To raise money for the cause, dancers can create their own participant fundraising page and collect pledges, or they can raise money as a couple or team.
In order to keep dancers enthused, you can have several competitions throughout the event where dancers show off their best moves and costumes. Prizes and medals are given to the winners. Door prizes are also a good idea. You will also need to have snacks and a lot of water for participants. Local businesses and dance studios should be solicited to donate food and prizes at your event. Your fundraising website can inform viewers about sponsorship opportunities and recognize sponsors for their contributions.
Swim-a-thon Fundraising Event
A Swim-a-thon is another excellent type of fundraiser where swimmers raise money for a particular cause by collecting pledges based on the number of laps they (or their team) expect to swim in a specific amount of time. The fundraising event can be easily promoted in pool clubs or facilities to attract groups of people who would enjoy this type of event.
With a MyEvent.com fundraising event website, swimmers can register to participate online by filling out a custom registration form which will inquire about the participants swimming level and number of laps they expected to swim. Each swimmer or team of swimmers can set their own goal, and collect pledges online, prior to the fundraising event, based on achieving their specific goal. The event can also include a competitive element, such as a race, where the winning individual or team can win a prize.
Swim-a thons can be held in indoor or outdoor swimming pools or even in lakes. If held in an indoor facility, then the event can take place any time of year as it will not be weather dependent. Usually pool venues have changing rooms and food available on site. You can make a deal with the facility whereby a portion of food sales go towards your cause. You will need volunteers at your swim-a-thon to count laps and keep track of time. A swim-a-thon requires specialized monitoring especially when children are participating. You should approach the lifeguards at pool clubs who will hopefully be willing to volunteer their time for a good cause.
Amazing Race Fundraising Event
An amazing race fundraising event requires a lot of planning and managing, however is a fun way to get a lot of people working together to support a good cause. A route needs to be established, and activities need to be organized. The best way to stay organized, share information, keep participants informed, and solicit for donations and sponsorships is to create a free MyEvent.com website. With an Amazing Race event website, participants can register online, as an individual and as part of a team, either for free or for a fee which can be paid online. Each team can have their own team fundraising page which will list the names of its participants. Each member of the team can collect online donations from their network of family and family. Snacks and drinks should be available throughout the different locations, and the winning team should receive a prize. Try and get food and prizes donated. Your amazing race fundraiser website is also a great way to feature sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsors can have their name and logo appear on signage, on the website and at the different activity locations in exchange for their contribution.
Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Planning a fundraising golf tournament requires a lot of planning and organization, however has the potential to raise a lot of money for any cause. Special arrangements can be made with a golf course where the event will be held. The golf course can partner with the charity holding the event, sponsor the event, provide a discounted playing rate or give part of the proceeds from any sales to the cause the event is benefiting. Weather does factor into the enjoyment of the event.
All of the details about the fundraising event can easily be shared with participants, donors and sponsors by creating a MyEvent.com golf tournament fundraising event website. A template designs relating to golf or charity can be used. With a MyEvent fundraising website, you can easily invite friends and other contacts to play by email and promote the event on Facebook or Twitter with a link to the website. With the integrated social media tools, you can reach a broad audience driving more visits to the website and in turn increasing registration, participation and donations. Participants can sign up online as an individual players and create their own team. Registration can be free or paid. Different registration prices can be offered and paid for online. In order to increase donations, participants can fundraise in teams using a team fundraising page. Each player can also create their own personal fundraising page where they can set their own personal goal and easily collect online donations. A golf tournament can be quite expensive. Obtaining sponsorships is an excellent way to save money and cut costs. The fundraising website can include a sponsors page, where various sponsorship packages can be offered and purchased online. A "thank you sponsors" page can be added to the website so that they are recognized for their contributions and gain further exposure. The organization or charity being supported can create apparel, such as collared shirts, hats, or golf balls, for the tournament and sell them online directly from the website. Sponsor logos can be featured on the apparel for further publicity. Raffle tickets can be purchased online right from the website.
Following the tournament, there is usually a celebratory dinner which requires a significant amount of planning such as food, music, decorations, etc. Try and get as much as you can donated so that the majority of the money raised goes to your cause. MyEvent.com provides you with all the planning, fundraising and budgeting tools you will need to plan a successful and well attended event.
Ski (or Snowboard) -a-thon FundraiserSki-a-thon's are a great way to raise money for a cause or organization in locations that experience winters. You can choose a day during the week where ski hills tend to be less busy and make special arrangements with the owners for discounted fares and/or where a portion of proceeds go to support your cause or organization. Perhaps the owner will even sponsor the event and donate food and snacks for free or provide you with equipment and free ski hill passes for prizes.
This event will require a considerable amount of planning, as a route on the ski hill will need to be established. Skiiers can sign up to participate in the event as an individual skiier or with a team of friends, and collect pledges online for their participation based on specific amount of time they will ski or number of runs they can do in specific amount of time. Skiiers can raise funds online together as a team using their team fundraising page, or as an individual using their own participant page to share their personal goal.
Safety is a primary concern with this sort of activity. A ski-a-thon requires specialized monitoring by qualified instructors. Ski hills are a great place to promote the event and recruit participants.
Skate-a-thon Fundraising EventA skate-a-thon is a great fundraising event as skating is an activity enjoyed by those of all ages. It can be a roller blade, roller skate or ice skating event. Establishing a fun theme for your skating fundraiser will help encourage people to want to participate and you can relate decorations, entertainment, activities, food, costumes and music to the theme.
The best thing to do is approach local rinks and arenas to see if they will sponsor your event and let you use their facility for free or make a deal with them whereby you get a reduced fee in turn for advertising and filling up their arena. Most have food and beverages available on site, therefore you can also make a an arrangement where part of the concession sales goes towards supporting your cause.
With a skate-a-thon fundraising website, skaters can register online to participate and set their own personal goal based on the distance or time they expect to skate. Skaters can then share their participant fundraising pages with their network of family and friends and receive pledges online based on their goal or as a general donation. If skating in teams, then each skater can sign up as part of the team, and collect online donations as a team using their team fundraising page.
Each skater should receive a prize for their participation. You can even incorporate a competitive element into your fundraiser such as fastest skater or most pledges received. Try and get sponsors to donate prizes. Sponsorship opportunities can be featured and purchased online on the fundraising event website.
Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser
Although always a lot of fun for participants, a scavenger hunt fundraiser requires a significant amount of planning as details pertaining to the hunt need to be well thought out, especially all of the clues. You can organize an outdoor scavenger hunt where participants have to search the city or an easier option is to have the fundraising hunt take place within a confined premises such as a school or office building. Using a fundraising MyEvent.com website, those who wish to participate can easily register online and form their own teams. Registration can be paid or unpaid and customized to include a minimum and maximum number of teammates. From the same fundraising website, participants can create their team fundraising pages which can be used to collect online donations. All registration payments and donations will go to the charity or cause the treasure hunt fundraiser is supporting. As incentive, the team that collects the most money can get bonus clues and first team to find the treasure will win a prize for their efforts. Try and get prizes donated. Sponsorship packages can be featured and purchased on the fundraising website, and sponsors can be recognized for their contributions with a "thank you" sponsors page or section on the event website. Major sponsors can have their name and logo appear on in the title of the event or on all of the clues.
Zumba-thon's is an extremely fun and great way to raise money for a particular cause or organization. This fundraising event is not hard to organize as all will take place in one location. The zumba-thon fundraising event can be held indoors or outdoors but does require a lot of space. A gymnasium, field, auditorium, or a hotel or banquet hall are the best option of where to hold the event. Try to get venue donated to save on costs.
Funds can be raised through pledges for every hour participating, or by charging each participant, or team of participants a set amount. With a zumba-thon fundraising website, participants can register as an individual or team. Registration can be free or paid where payments to participate can easily be made online. To raise money for the cause, participants can create their own participant fundraising page and collect pledges, or they can raise money as a team.
Tennis Tournament FundraiserA tennis tournament fundraiser is a great social fundraising event. You can make arrangements with a tennis club or gym to be able to hold your fundraising tournament at their location. Most will be willing to let you use the courts for free or a reduced fare, during a quiet time, as it is for a good cause and will provide them with good publicity. No need to supply anything, as food and beverages can be purchased on site where a portion of sales can be donated to the cause or charity being supported. In order to build interest, awareness and excitement about the fundraising tournament, the event should be promoted on social media sites. Set up an event on Facebook and invite all your contacts to play and contribute, and encourage those participating players to do the same.
Using a MyEvent.com website, participants can register online as an individual player, or as a team with a partner. Donations to a single player or team can be made online from the same website. The tennis club or gym can be the main sponsor, and/or you can offer other different sponsorship packages online on your tennis tournament fundraising website.
Baseball Tournament Fundraiser
A baseball fundraising tournament is a great way to get people together to support a particular cause or organization. If your city has a MLB team, then try and make an arrangement to be able to hold your tournament where they play. People will be eager to play where the pros do and this will help increase participation in your event. You can make a deal whereby a portion of ticket and concession stand sales can be donated to support your cause. In order to get a lot of free publicity for your event, reach out and try and get a pro player to make an appearance at the event (this will be easier if a player has an attachment to the cause being supported) and you can try to get the pro team to be an event sponsor. This will help build awareness, excitement and attendance at your fundraiser. An easier and less costly option is to hold the fundraising tournament at a local school or park baseball field.
With a MyEvent.com fundraising website, you can have participants create their own teams (whether it be a group of friends, a family, a school team or a league team) and register online to participate in the tournament. Registration can be free or you can charge a certain price either per player or per team. Registration fee can also include an event t-shirt and food. With the customization tools offered by MyEvent.com, the online registration form can include what size t-shirt is required and each team can select their own team t-shirt color to distinguish themselves from other teams. Each player and team can have their own personal and team fundraising page, with individual and team goals, where they can share the link of the fundraising pages to collect online donations to help support the cause they are playing for.
Aside from online donations, there are many other ways to raise money at your fundraising baseball tournament. You can sell tickets to the event for those who want to come out and watch and cheer their loved ones on. Tickets can be sold online directly from your fundraising website. Tickets can be for general admission to the field or the price can include food such as bag of peanuts and beer. Having a raffle and entry prizes is also a good way to raise more money. You should approach local businesses to get prizes donated in exchange for advertisement and exposure at the tournament. You can offer different levels of sponsorships on your event website, such as company name and logo on event t-shirts, signage at the field, website, etc. Another idea is to have the CEO of a main sponsor to throw the first pitch or give out prizes to winning team.
Basketball Tournament Fundraiser
Holding a basketball tournament is a great fundraising idea as not much planning is involved. The tournament can involve getting a few friends, colleagues, students or teammates together and play each other in a round robin, where all donations and proceeds go to support a particular cause or charity. All you need is to get players to sign up and create their own teams. This can be done easily with a MyEvent.com fundraising tournament website. Players can create and join a team easily online as well as pay registration fee online. It is up to the organizer to decide how many players is permitted per team. Registration price can include a team or event jersey to be worn the day of the tournament. To support the cause or organization, each team member can create their own participant fundraising page to express why they are participating. Teams can also raise money together using a team fundraising page which will list each individual player. Each player and team can set a specific goal or they may need to raise a certain amount to participate.
The basketball fundraising tournament can take place in a school, park or gym that has basketball courts. A gym will usually be willing to donate the courts for a good cause as it will provide them with good and free publicity. If your city has an NBA team, then try and make an arrangement to be able to hold your tournament where they play. People will be eager to play where the pros do and this will help increase participation in your event. You can make a deal whereby a portion of ticket and concession stand sales can be donated to support your cause and you should try to get the pro team to be an event sponsor. In order to get a lot of publicity for your event, reach out and try and get a pro player to make an appearance at the event or sign a ball to be given out as a prize (this will be easier if a player has an attachment to the cause being supported). This will help build awareness, excitement and attendance for your fundraiser.
To get participants, you will need to promote your fundraising basketball tournament. By sharing your website link on social media sites and by email, and having all participants do the same, you can reach many potential participants, guests, donors and sponsors. Posting flyers around local basketball courts, with the website URL, is also a way to raise awareness about your fundraising event. You can sell tickets online to the tournament for people to come watch and cheer on the teams. Raffles are also a good way to raise more money, and can be sold online and at the event. You should also approach local businesses and stores to sponsor food, drinks and prizes to winning team. Sponsors can be recognized at your fundraising event on signage, event jerseys and on your fundraising website.
Hockey Tournament FundraiserA hockey tournament is a great fundraising event idea as it is fun, can involve participants of all ages and is very flexible - can be ice or roller hockey, take place indoors in a gym or arena or outdoors on the street or in a park. Not much planning is involved, all you need is the nets (players can bring their own equipment,) volunteers to keep score and teams informed when and where they will be playing, and to provide snacks and drinks for players and spectators. If you hold the event at a local gym or arena, then you don't have to worry about supplying food as it can be purchased at the location where a portion of sales can be given to the cause being supported. Another great idea is to hold your event where your cities NHL team plays. This will entice a lot of people to sign up to participate. You should try and make a deal with the arena to donate the ice time for free or a reduced fare, and try and get the NHL team to sponsor your event. Offering different sponsorship opportunities at your tournament, including company name and logo on advertisement and signage at your event, will help you raise a lot of money for your cause or organization. Try and find an NHL player with an attachment to your cause to attend your event or autograph an item which can be auctioned off or given as a raffle prize at your event.
The best way to build awareness about your hockey tournament fundraiser is to create a MyEvent.com fundraising event website that has built-in fundraising and e-commerce tools. Your website will help you share information about the event and cause being supported and make promoting the event easier as the website link can be posted on social media sites and sent to many potential participants, donors and sponsors by broadcast email. Those who want to participate can easily register themselves and create or join a team. With the customization tools offered by MyEvent.com, you can set a minimum and maximum number of players and charge a different registration fee based on age of players. You can also sell event t-shirts online and have participant select what size they need when registering. All payments can easily and conveniently be made online, with a credit card, directly from the event website.
In order to raise a lot of money at your fundraiser, you may require each team or individual player to raise a specific amount. Using a personal or team fundraising page, which can explain why you and your team are taking part in the event, it is easy to solicit friends and family for online donations where all proceeds go to benefit a particular cause or organization. Providing donors and sponsors the ability to contribute and purchase online will allow you to raise a lot more money for your cause.
Soccer Tournament Fundraising EventA soccer tournament is a great fundraising event to have to raise money for a particular cause or charity. Any age group can participate. The event can at take place at an indoor or outdoor field or in a school or gym. Another option is to try and get the field where your cities MLS team plays donated for the tournament, as many people would love the opportunity to play where the pros play.
By setting up a MyEvent.com fundraising tournament website, details pertaining to the event and information on how to participate, donate and sponsor can easily be shared with viewers. Friends, colleagues, relatives or teammates can come together and form a team where they can register online to play in the tournament. Registration can be free, or you can charge a participation fee which can be paid for online. Fee's can vary depending on age group of participants and you can include food and event t-shirts in the price.
To raise money, each player can have their own participant fundraising page to collect online donations, as well a team fundraising page to raise money as a team. Each player and team may be required to raise a specific amount to participate in the tournament. Using personal and team fundraising pages is the best way to share your goal, solicit friends for donations, and express why you and your team are participating in the fundraising event.
To build awareness about your tournament, you can create a Facebook event and invite contacts to play and support your cause. Social media is a great way to promote your event. Having each player share the website link and links to their personal/team fundraising pages is the best way to reach a large amount of potential donors and sponsors. To reduce expenses, you should try and get food, event t-shirts, and prizes donated by offering different sponsorship opportunities on your fundraising tournament website. Offer them different levels of exposure throughout your event in return for their contribution.
Other Sports Tournament Fundraisers
Sports tournaments are great fundraising events as they have the ability to raise a lot of money and do not require much planning. Most can be held both indoors and outdoors and are therefore not weather or season dependent. Most tournaments can take place at a related facility or gym which already have the necessary equipment and have food and drinks which can be purchased on site. You should try and get the owners to donate the field or courts you require for your fundraiser, or make a deal with them whereby a portion of food or clothing sales goes towards supporting your organization or cause. Holding your tournament where pro players of the particular sport play is also a good ideas as it will entice people to participate. Getting the space donated or the pro team to sponsor your event will save you money and bring about a lot of excitement and publicity for your event.
You can turn any sport into a fundraising event tournament. All you need to do is make people aware of the tournament and reason why you holding this sort of event, get them to sign up to take part and then have them collection donations for their efforts on behalf of your cause or organization. The best way to do this is to build a MyEvent.com fundraising website specifically for your sports tournament.
With a MyEvent.com website, participants can register to play online, either as an individual or as a team. It is up to the event organizer to decide if registration will be free or if there is a fee to participate. Different registration fees can be offered depending on age of participant or if signing up as an individual or team. All payments can be made directly from the fundraising website easily and quickly with a credit card. The online registration form can be customized to set a minimum and maximum number of players, a specific fundraising goal, and inquire about any information such as food preferences and event t-shirt sizes.
In order to raise money, each participant can have share their own personal participant page as well as a team fundraising page. These fundraising pages can be customized with text, images and a specific goal. Depending on the event, each individual and team may have to raise a certain amount. Contributions and messages of praise and encouragement from donors can be made online directly from the personal and/or team fundraising pages of players.
Selling tickets for spectators to watch the tournament and cheer participants on is a good way to raise even more money. Different ticket options can be offered and purchased online from your fundraising website. Having a raffle at your fundraising event is also a good idea. Raffle tickets can be purchased online prior to the tournament and at the event. Raffle prizes can be featured on your website to encourage people to purchase. Try and get prizes donated by reaching out to local businesses and offering them different sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship packages can be featured and purchased online. Sponsors can be given recognition and exposure at the tournament, and on your fundraising event website, in exchange for their contribution.
A gym fundraiser is when a gym, or multiple gyms, are being used by you or a charity to raise funds for a particular cause. It is a great fundraising event idea as many people will be willing to take part and support a fundraising event that involves being active and healthy. This sort of fundraiser is simpler to organize then others because a gym already has all of the equipment, changing rooms, showers, and food available on site. You can partner or make a deal with the gym(s) whereby they donate their facility for your cause, or charge you a reduced fee, or a portion of sales goes towards your charity. This sort of fundraiser will bring about a lot of free promotion for the gym(s) and is a great way for them to reach many potential new members as they will be trying out the gym. Information about the fundraiser should be promoted throughout participating gyms and on the gym(s) website.
There is a lot you can do with a gym fundraiser. It can be as a simple as having a day where participants pay to come in and workout or attend classes where all the money collected goes towards your cause, or you can have people sign up to take part in different competitions such as weightlifting and who can do the most push-ups or chin-ups.
Using a MyEvent.com website for your gym fundraiser, you can have participants sign up online to workout that day, attend a class and/or take part in one or more of the competing categories. With MyEvent.com, you can create a custom registration form to have participant select which event or category they want to participate in and answer specific questions relating to their chosen activity. You can offer different registration options such as different prices for gym members and non members, as well as duration at gym or type/number of classes attending. In order to raise money, participants in your gym fundraiser can pay a registration fee to participate or use personal fundraising pages to collect donations or both. All payments and donations can be made easily and conveniently online.
Along with the gyms, you should try and get local businesses to sponsor your gym fundraising event by offering them different sponsorship opportunities such as sponsoring a class or competition, or have their company name and logo on event t-shirts, towels, or water bottles given out to all participants as a keepsakes. Sponsorship packages can be featured and purchased directly from your MyEvent.com fundraising event website.
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