Youth Football is expensive!
The high cost of youth sports, all youth sports (although some are more expensive than others) has led many families to reluctantly pass on Pop Warner Football or Little League Baseball. Those costs include:
- Membership fees
Add personal coaching and parent’s time off from work for games and travel and the cost can easily climb into the thousands of dollars per child. That’s a big burden for parents on an individual player level.
But what about the leagues and teams in general; they have big expenses as well. Many youth football groups are having a hard time outfitting their players properly. Equipment expenses often exceed the money brought in by the fees charged to parents. Add to that the expense of paying coaches and paying referees, plus the additional expense of reserving “field time” for practice and games. It’s no wonder that fundraising has become an integral part of each league. In fact, most leagues now have a dedicated position for fundraising. This “Fundraising Director” is responsible for raising enough money to offset the difference between “player fees” and the actual expenses. Almost always, this difference is $5,000 or more.
A successful Fundraising Director must run multiple fundraisers at the same time in order to generate enough money to cover expenses. The season is just too short to run one promotion at a time. Choosing the most lucrative fundraisers is critical to the success of the entire fundraising program, and by extension, critical to the success of the entire league. The Fundraising Director also needs to choose fundraising items that are well accepted by every parent. As an example, those big chocolate bars (or any edible item, like popcorn and lollipops) are likely to be rejected by many parents. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to be raising a young athlete, and then buying him or her a 2,000 calorie candy bar, does it?!
Fundraising car magnets should be part of every leagues fundraising program. Personalized car magnets do so much more than just raise money (and they raise a lot of money). Car magnets increase awareness and league pride. Imagine 500 cars in your town with your Pop Warner Football Team magnet. Before long, that magnet will be so visible that the team logo will be woven into the fiber of the community.
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