CREATIVE GYMNASTICS BOOSTER CLUB FUNDRAISERS

Gymnastics Fundraisers for Booster ClubsThe fundraisers listed below require a bit more planning and man-power than the ideas shared in my EASY FUNDRAISERS FOR BOOSTER CLUBS post, but with a little creativity they can result in huge fundraising success.

1. TEAM GARAGE SALE

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER:
A great way to get rid of unwanted things and contribute to fundraising needs.

WHAT’S NEEDED:
Use of the Gym’s Parking Lot, Tables, Bins, Cash Box, Price Stickers, Signage.

MAN-POWER REQUIRED:
Collecting donations, organizing donations, pricing donations, manning garage sale on the day of the event.

EXECUTION:
Step 1 – Distribute notes/emails requesting families unwanted, still in good-condition items.
Step 2 – Collect items by providing a drop-off spot and time.
Step 3 – Price & Organize items.
Step 4 – Create and distribute notes and signs announcing garage sale.
Step 5 – Take unsold items to a donation center.

FUNDS RAISED:
This can vary drastically.

SUGGESTED TIMEFRAME:
Summer or anytime the weather is predictable.

 

2. GYMNASTICS MEET

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER:
Planning and running a meet is very time consuming and Booster Clubs can provide much needed support to the host gym.

WHAT’S NEEDED:
First, a conversation and approval from your meet director! Ask what help is needed and present your own ideas for fundraising opportunities.

MAN-POWER REQUIRED:
This varies depending on what projects you decide to take on!

EXECUTION:
Concession Stand
– buy in bulk or have families bake and donate goodies.
Advertising – contact local businesses and include their logo on the meet score sheet.
Ivivva Sales – contact your local Ivivva Store and negotiate rental space or commission per sale. Not sure what Ivivva is? Check out Gym Gab’s post here. 
Leotard Sales –  contact gymnastics companies to profit from leotard sales or consignment opportunities.

FUNDS RAISED:
Concession items usually range from .50 to $5. Advertising spots can be on a donation basis or fluctuate based on size and color.

SUGGESTED TIMEFRAME:
Whenever your gym is hosting a meet, of course.

 

3. FAMILY & FRIENDS PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER:
It allows the gymnasts to participate in fundraising and provides a useful service to family and friends in your community.  It is also a great advertising tool for your gym and the sport of gymnastics.

WHAT’S NEEDED:
Approval from the gym owner to use or rent gym space, release forms, pizza or snack.

MAN-POWER REQUIRED:
Create notes, collect payments and release forms, check-in participants, buy pizza/snack, hire one or more trained coaches to oversee safety and gymnast volunteers.

EXECUTION:
Step 1 – Provide team gymnasts with notes/release forms to distribute to neighbors and friends.
Step 2 – Gymnasts invite family friends, approx. ages 4-10, to attend Parent’s Night Out.
Step 3 – Collect release forms and payment for participants.
Step 4 – Hire a trained coach to oversee event.
Step 5 – Organize gymnast volunteers that will help at Parent’s Night Out (ages 10+).
Step 6 – Set-up for open gym or any planned activities
Step 7 – Sign-in paid participants at night of the event (make sure they have release forms).
Step 8 –
 Purchase and provide any food or snacks decided on for the event.

FUNDS RAISED:
Price per entry will depend on the length and magnitude of your Parent’s Night Out event. Usually entrance is $20-$30.

SUGGESTED TIMEFRAME:
Two or Three Hours on a Friday or Saturday night. If you offer this event before the Holidays it allows parents a kid-free shopping night :)

 

4. GYM SHOW

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER:
An inexpensive, entertaining opportunity for family and friends to watch their favorite gymnast without having to wait for scores, listen to compulsory music, or pay outrageous gate fees.

WHAT’S NEEDED:
Approval from the gym owner, help from the coaches, donated dessert items, seats or benches.

MAN-POWER REQUIRED:
Planing gymnastics demonstration,

EXECUTION:
Step 1 – Plan the entertainment. Coach assistance will be required. This can include individual floor routines (optional/xcel) and/or group routines on each apparatus. Highlight skills simultaneously in ripples or synchronized performance. The gym show does not have to be complicated, just entertaining and should highlight each gymnast in some small way or another. I recommend no more than 60 min. in length.
Step 2 – Gymnasts sell tickets to the event to family and friends.
Step 3 – Provide seating and a dessert bar for spectators.
Step 4 – Collect items donated by families or local businesses for silent Auction.
Step 5 – Display auction items and bidding sheets.
Step 6 – Collect money from ticket sales and auction bids.

FUNDS RAISED:
Tickets usually are around $10. Silent Auction items will vary.

SUGGESTED TIMEFRAME:
Anytime.

 

–> Interested in more ideas? Check this out:

EASY FUNDRAISERS FOR GYMNASTICS BOOSTER CLUBS.

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