6 Fundraising Ideas for Adult Clubs and Sports

June 14, 2024

Fundraising Ideas for Adult Clubs and Sports

So, you’re embracing your creativity by joining an adult theatre group. Or maybe you’re keeping up your fitness by signing up for an adult sports club – nice work! Sadly, in this day and age, hobbies don’t come cheap. Whether you’re looking to pay for team travel, a rental space, or equipment to help you perform at your best, a fundraiser is the way to go. At MoneyDolly, we’re all about helping teams and clubs raise the funds they need to make dreams come true. Here are some of our top fundraiser tips and tricks.

Get Real About What You Want

Every success starts with goal setting. Figure out exactly what dollar amount you need to hit – and by when. Once you know the what, when, and why, you’ll be off to a great start. Need a thousand bucks to buy new helmets? Three hundred for the rental van for your upcoming game? A hundred for art supplies for the backdrop for your upcoming play? Start with the goal – and the why. This will make it way easier to not only design a successful fundraiser, but to pitch it to people as well.

Only Do Stuff You Want to Do

We’re all busy people. There are tons of different ways to raise funds these days. The best, most effective way is to only do the stuff that actually resonates with the team who’ll be doing the fundraising. Hate baking? Don’t do a bake sale. Is the weather bad? Skip the car wash. Before you decide what your fundraiser will look like, talk to your team to see what works for them. The more everyone is into it, the better you’ll do.

Some of our favorite event fundraising ideas for adult clubs and sports are:

  • Teach a class or boot camp. Have your team run a session or one-day boot camp for community members. Maybe it’s an art class, a theatre workshop, or a learn-to-play clinic. These are a great way to raise funds – while also showing the community why you’re great at what you do.
  • Trivia night. Who doesn’t love showing off their smarts? Trivia nights are a popular choice for raising funds and building camaraderie. Try theming yours around your club or team – for example, musical theatre-themed trivia for a performing arts group – and talking to local businesses to provide raffle items.
  • Cookouts and pancake breakfasts. The way to a fan’s heart is through their stomach. Book a community venue or park, bring games and balls to play with, and cook up a storm. Keep it simple – and don’t forget the coffee and sodas!
  • Mulch and garden sales. Hear us out here. If spring is coming up, hit up a local garden center for mulch, plants, and gardening tools, then resell these to your community. If you’re launching your fundraiser during a different season, think about what people need during that time—sand toys and sunscreen during summer, rakes during fall.
  • Host a tournament! Celebrate your sport with a tournament featuring casual teams of players. Ask for a donation for those who sign up. Sell merch or snacks as well, and be sure to ask for additional donations throughout the event.
  • Offer rewards in return for donations. Don’t want to lift a finger for your fundraiser? Simply reward donors with a treat or gift. At MoneyDolly, we offer a huge range of products, from candy to cool gadgets.

Use Tech to Make Life Easy

Still, working a cashbox and writing paper receipts? It’s time to embrace the convenience of fundraising technology. With a service like MoneyDolly, you can set up, manage, and track your fundraiser from start to finish – including collecting funds and distributing products! Embrace the convenience of a fundraiser in your pocket, and your fans and your team will love you for it.

FundRAISE the Roof with MoneyDolly

Turn dreams into funds with MoneyDolly. Our easy-to-use platform makes it a breeze to run your adult club or sports fundraiser. Just set up your fundraiser, invite participants, and request donations from your networks – all from the comfort of your phone. Say no more to door-to-door pitching or those huge boxes of candy sitting in the office lunch room. Use MoneyDolly to raise more – while doing less.

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Damion Smith

Founder and CEO

Prior to starting MoneyDolly, Damion spent the last 25 years helping teams, schools & organizations raise money while growing multiple companies across the country. He has served in many capacities including Sale Representative, Sales Manager, Senior VP of Sales & President.