Sports Related Fundraising Ideas

Are you tired of selling chocolate bars to raise money for your school fundraisers? Do you spend a lot of time training for your sport with nutrition and practice that selling chocolate and sugary snacks doesn’t seem to reflect your team?

Would you like to have options that include healthy snacks? Would you like to put on an active fundraising campaign? Here are a few options that you might like to put on better sports fundraisers.

Sell Healthy Items

A lot of professional fundraising companies can offer your school sports team better alternatives to chocolate. Some examples of smart fundraising snack alternatives are nuts. And trail mixes. Cashew halves are available and other mixed nuts. They have natural oils and are low in fat.

Trail mixes are available with a mixture of nuts, cranberries, raisins and banana chips. There are other samples of trail mixes that your school club can sell. Whether the donor has spicy tastes or salty there are healthier options for him.

It is a very easy and successful campaign to put on. The healthy snacks fundraisers are sold to donors in the $6-$8 dollar range. Donors are usually excited about this switch from chocolate because it gives them new choices. It is an order taking campaign with the donor choosing his snacks; the orders will be totaled and then shipped from the fundraising company. There is no left over stock to handle because everything that is shipped is already sold.

Active Sports Fundraising Ideas

You can use just about any activity for a active fundraising campaign. The sports fundraisers are great ways to get a large cross section of people to participate and depending on the time of the year also a variety of choices.

Bowling tournaments are a great way to appeal to different age groups. It doesn’t matter if it’s ten pin, five pin or lawn bowling a tournament will bring out all the bowling aficionados. Approach you local club and arrange for a day for your school team or charity event. This bowling fundraiser can be put on any time of the year.

Golf tournaments are easy to put on and get people out for. Tournaments generate publicity and appeal to corporations. A few calls and some advertising can net you some corporate sponsorship as well. Many courses will be happy to help you set up the organizational work.

Check out part 2 of this article for even more active fundraising ideas.


In the last article we took a look at fundraising campaigns and activities that could be used for fundraisers. These ideas like healthy snacks and sporting activities that can be used to raise money. Let’s take a look at a few more activities that your school or charitable organization can put on for your cause.

Charity Sports Events
Contact celebrities like movie stars, sports personalities, TV announcers, or bands to come and take part in your sports event. Maybe they can take part in your activity playing against another team or help behind the scenes by being waiters, bartenders. A high profile celebrity can be a big draw to a sports event. Many sports celebrities are excited to help and have fun as well as get a chance to play a different sport.

Bike Rally
This active sports fundraiser is fairly cheap to put on. All you need is a course away from traffic and good weather. Throw in a barbeque or picnic at the end of the ride and your numbers increase with entire families.

For charities or school groups expecting larger numbers you could schedule a 2 day event. You could even pick slightly different routes for the more experienced and straight terrain for the families.

Pets Parade
While not exactly a sport sweeping the nation, this is bound to be a popular active fundraising activity. Post some signs and get owners with their pets to go for a walk in the park. Charge a little for admission and offer little prizes for the best behaved or most exotic pet. People love to come together with their pets, it would not cost much and if it was well run, the crowds could grow weekly.

Many participate in swimming as a leisure activity that this would appeal to a lot of people. You could approach local pools to sponsor a charity event. Charge an entrance fee to teams and arrange prizes in different categories. The most laps done in a certain time, or laps completed by a team. You might even separate the awards by age groups to be fair.

Many Active Fundraising Activities Are Available
Just about any activity can be turned into a fundraising event. Think about which event would attract the most amounts of people or how you could turn your favourite events into a fun active fundraising activity.