Rack ’em up! Who wouldn’t pay for the chance to beat their favorite celebrity at pool? Put some English on your fundraising by holding a celebrity pool tournament for your worthy cause.
How to Organize a Celebrity Pool Tournament
Selecting a venue for your tournament is pretty easy: You’ll need a pool hall with lots of tables and a great atmosphere. Ask about renting the hall for the night, and see if they’ll give you a discounted rate for your charity.
You’ll also need to get in touch with celebrities. Go for athletes from your local sports teams, news anchors, radio DJs, and anyone else who you know is interested in your special cause — you may be able to bag a much-bigger celebrity if you’re fundraising for a cause close to their heart. Celebs can be fickle, so allow plenty of time to plan this part of your event.
The final step is publicity! You want lots of donors and press coverage for your big event, which is why it helps to invite celebrities from the media who will mention your event on-air.
Celebrity Pool Tournament Tips
Here are some ideas for organizing your pool tournament for maximum profit:
- Create teams. Accept flat donations ($500+) and allow your donors to join forces with one of the celebrity players.
- Charge admission. Plenty of people will pay just to be in the same room as a celebrity, so set an entrance fee or sell tickets in advance.
- Sell drinks and snacks. Make extra money for your cause by selling refreshments.
- Silent auction. Hold a silent auction during the tournament, with items donated by the celebrities and local businesses.