The Different Types of School Sports Fundraisers

If you have been involved with the school sports scene for any decent amount of time, you have already experienced how energetic and passionate the players are, and how focused they can get when they have a goal they want to reach. Being positive and energetic is part of their personalities, and this is something you’ll definitely want to use to your advantage when you are organizing school sports fundraisers. Not only can you help the team to achieve their goal with an appropriate school sports fundraiser, but you’ll also be showing them that teamwork is more than just about what they accomplish on the playing field. School fundraisers come in a lot of varieties, though, so you’ll need to know the differences before you choose one.

There are two basic choices you can go with: brochure-based pre-sell fundraisers, or direct sales. Brochure-based school sports fundraisers may seem like a bit of a hassle, what with the order forms and money collecting issues, but a lot of pre-sell school sports fundraisers are capable of making a significant amount of money for your team, and a lot of people like the sound of that. Also, there’s no money for you to put down upfront, which can be an issue for some teams. We send you all the order forms and brochures you need free of charge, and the money for your school sports fundraiser products comes from the orders that are taken.

Direct sale school sports fundraisers work in a more straightforward way, as you sell the products directly and keep the money you get at the point of sale. However, the trick with this is that of course, it requires some initial investment on your part. Most people don’t have a problem with this, though, as you make up your investment money fairly quickly, and the rest of your school sports fundraisers money is profit. If you think these are the right kind of school sports fundraisers for you, have a look at our direct sales school sports fundraiser pages to learn more.

The Main Street Sweet Shop has reinvigorated candy fundraising. People are excited about the fun new products, they love the 1 case minimum, they appreciate the free shipping and they really love the high-profit percentages.  Everyone loves gummy bears and sour gummies!

What You Should Know

You will receive 2 carriers per case. There are 13 bags of each fantastic flavor!

  • Original Sour Jacks
  • Buddy Bears Gummi Bears
  • Nuclear Sqworms
  • Sour Jacks Watermelon

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 65% $72.80
40 – 59 60% $83.20
20 – 39 55% $93.60
1 – 19 50% $104.00
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
All Sports Scratch Card

If you want an easy fundraising idea for all sports, scratch card fundraisers are just what you are looking for. If you can not find your specific sport in our collection of scratch off graphics,  All Sports Scratch Cards are your best option. You can make up to 90% profit.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.
As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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