Your High School Sports Fundraiser: How to Start Planning

Your high school sports fundraiser is not just about the fundraiser itself, it’s also about all the planning and organizing leading up to the starting line, and of course all the organizational stuff that has to be done afterward, as well. The good, solid organization is the key to having your high school sports fundraising idea be as successful as it can be, so if you start now and get everything planned out, you’ll be heading down the road to success in no time.

The first thing you’ll want to do is identify your goals for your high school sports fundraiser and work out exactly what will be required to reach them. You will have to work with some numbers to figure some of these things out, but don’t worry, because things will actually start to make sense once you begin doing this. Calculate the amount of money your fundraiser needs to bring in, including anything and everything you can possibly think of, and then divide that by the number of people on your sales team, which may include you, the team players, staff members, or any supporting groups.

Once you have your goals clearly defined, you can start looking for a high school sports fundraiser that will work for your group. If you want a high school sports fundraiser that will turn a high profit in a short amount of time, you might want to go with a direct sale fundraiser – something like scratch cards makes for a great high school fundraiser. If you can meet certain minimum order numbers that can help you avoid shipping charges, you can go with something like a pre-sell fundraiser.

After you have chosen a high school sports fundraiser idea, it’s time to get started. Your high school sports fundraiser is important to the survival of the team, but it should also be enjoyable, so make sure the players have fun with it. All the hard work comes beforehand, and after that, you can relax and enjoy the benefits of your high school sports fundraiser.

Church scratch card

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch off cards might be your answer. Our faith-based scratch card fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and church youth groups.  Supporters make donations based amounts revealed on the scratch cards and are given valuable coupons as thank you gifts.

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. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

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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%
wickless candles

We’d like to introduce you to Magic Melts. It’s the best way to take advantage of the popularity of wickless candles. You will be selling packages that include 6 large fragrance bars for only $4 per package. There are 10 wonderful scents to choose from. Each case comes with 80 packages of Magic Melts so total sales per case will be $320.

What You Should Know

You purchase Magic Melt fragrance bars by the case. Each case comes with 80 packages of fragrance bars. Each package sells for $4. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost is per case. You can see the difference in profits in the chart below:

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Pizza Card Fundraiser Image

Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.

What You Should Know

Pizza Cards Fundraising is one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit, though, is determined based on the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000

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

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Patriotic scratch card

There are a lot of groups that need to raise money and want a creative fundraising idea. The problem for many is they want something different for their group. Scratch card fundraisers with our Patriotic card are perfect for scouts, veteran groups, or any other patriotic group looking for high profit, low-risk unique fundraising ideas.

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. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

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  • Free shipping
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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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