Football fundraisers work because you can get the whole team involved, as well as parents, teachers and the local community. Treat it like a winning drive and you’ll surpass your fundraising goals before you know it!
Football Fundraisers in the Community
There are lots of fundraising activities you can do in the local community to earn money for your football team, as long as you don’t stray into enemy territory.
- Car Wash – Hold a car wash at your school or field every weekend. Take turns, so 10 players are there for each day of the car wash. The money will quickly add up.
- Discount Card – Work with local businesses to sponsor a fundraising discount card for your team. Price each card reasonably — around $10-$20 — and sell them throughout your neighborhood and local community.
- Donation Bucket – Collect donations from fans during your home games or off-field events.
Football Fundraising Events
Larger events can bring in a lump sum of money for your team. You’ll need to be a little bit more organized, but the pay-off can be huge.
- Fundraising Football Clinic – High school or college teams can hold a weekend clinic for young football players, with your team providing the coaching. Charge an admission fee for each participant and enjoy a day teaching the game you love to kids!
- Charity Football Auction – Hold a special fundraising night at your school, with a charity auction as the main event. Ask local pro football players to donate autographs, memorabilia or experiences (such as game tickets), which you auction off to the highest bidder. You can also get businesses to provide auction items, and ask players to donate items too.
- Powder Puff Game – The only thing more entertaining than a Friday night football game is a Friday night football game… in skirts! “Powder Puff” games switch up the roles, so cheerleaders and female fans play football while the football players dress up as cheerleaders. It’s great fun, and a small admission price will quickly add up.