Baseball Fundraising - Learn How to Raise the Most Money
Did you know that there are lots of baseball fundraisers that don't cost anything to start?
We hear from baseball teams all the time that are surprised to hear that they don't need any money to start a fundraiser.
Historically teams and leagues limited themselves to candy fundraising. While that is still a great option there are so many more choices now available.
We have a great selection of baseball fundraiser ideas for your team or league. Whether you are looking for baseball shaped lollipops, candy or a product to pre sell, you will find the best baseball sports fundraising ideas for your group here.
We’ll talk about the different baseball related groups below. Equally important, though, is where and how you want to hold your fundraiser. There are opporunities that you may not have thought of to sell as concessions at games or practices. Lots of teams look to one fundraiser for all of their money when you can raise quite a bit albeit slowly throughout the season by offering something like candy bars or lollipops.
You might also consider Baseball Scratch Cards as a fun sport-specific donation type fundraiser that can raise a lot of money very quickly.
Different Kinds of Baseball Fundraising Group Types
There are lots of baseball oriented groups that need to raise money which means there needs to be a lot of thought before choosing the best product to sell or event to hold.
Here's a breakdown of some of the common groups or individuals and some advice on the best ways to proceed:
Leagues: We have helped with league wide fundraisers throughout the United States and far and away there are two dominant schools of thought on products. Half the large organizations choose to sell candy. They purchase enough candy of that each player needs to sell a case of candy. That works well for most leagues and families understand that they will be buying a case of candy during registration and they can choose to sell it or eat it.
The other product leagues gravitate towards is frozen cookie dough. There are two things about cookie that that make it popular. The first is that most people will buy a couple of tubs of cookie dough and it is easy to sell. Additionally there is no need to purchase or obligate yourself to any product in advance of your sale. The players pre sell using free brochures and at the end of the sale you purchase the products that have already been sold.
Teams: If you're raising money for a team the list of options is virtually unlimited. Medium sized groups such as teams can sell any product and typically meet the minimum order requirements. So if you don't want to lay out money you can choose any of the no upfront cost brochure fundraisers. Of course lots of teams still opt for candy or lollipops to raise money.
Individual Players: If you are an individual player needing to raise some money the odds are good that you should choose one of the direct sale items like candy or even try something like scratch off fundraising cards. That means you will need a little money to purchase a product you can sell. Look for items with smaller minimums or higher profits like fundraising cards.
3 Baseball Fundraisers That Don't Cost Anything to Start
1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough became a viable baseball fundraiser when minimums were reduced making it possible for teams to use this program. Cookie dough is such a natural fundraising product so we suggest you consider any of the four no cost options in our cookie dough section.
2. Snackin in the USA: This program works well for any sports team or group. In fact so many sports groups use it that we now design the cover with different sports scenes. Your players will sell 24 extremely popular bags of snack foods for $7. You'll make 50% profit and since there is no minimum smaller teams can use this option.
3. Magic Melts Fundraiser: Magic Melts have become one of our top fundraisers overall so we want to make sure all baseball groups consider it. The melts are highly scented fragrance bars that you use in candle warmers instead of burning candles. There are a few national brands that are extremely popular. We feel like our Magic Melts are better than those products as far as quality is concerned but our price is wonderful. You'll sell a package of melts for $4 and still make 50% profit. There's no minimum and you can qualify for free shipping if you sell 150 or more packages.
Candy is Still a Terrific Option
Lots of school groups have dropped candy as a fundraising product which actually makes it even more attractive as a baseball fundraiser.
Groups give each player candy to sell. Some require each player to sell a full case. Others say a player must sell a couple of carriers. You can decide how much candy you want them to sell based on the dollar amount each needs to raise.
If you would like to sell candy we suggest you sell our $1 Peanut Free Candy Bars. The bars obviously sell for a dollar each and that's a price most people are comfortable spending. Besides the price players can buy as little as one case at a time and shipping in included in the price.
Don't Forget About Concession Stands
You don't need to have an elaborate concession stand to raise extra money for your team or league.
All you really need it a table that you can set up at practices or games. Be sure to set it up in a high traffic area.
To take full advantage of the potential consider selling these items:
3. Water and soft drinks
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