2016 Fundraiser Explanation
After many years selling subs we have opted for a new fundraising approach for this year and hopefully many to come. Over the past several years we have seen diminished participation and consistent decline in revenue from the sub sale. The general consensus is that there are too many competing sub sales in the spring season and an overall lack of enthusiasm for selling.
The new fundraiser is a raffle program with a bit of a twist. Our grand prize for the raffle will be $1,500 in cash with other smaller prizes, all of which will be drawn on opening Day. There are 40 tickets in the book, the twist is that the price for the tickets is revealed by scratching off a space on the book cover. In each book there are several free tickets, some that are $.75 with the upper end being a 3 dollars. Reports from other organizations in the area using this program tell us that this is a fundraiser the children enjoy participating in rather than the parents doing all of the hustling.
You are able to recuperate the full cost of the ticket book by selling the tickets and you also have the option to enter the tickets under your own name increasing your opportunity without anything to sell. Additionally, because we are paying in advance, we will receive 10 additional tickets per book which can be entered under your name.
We are collecting the fee up front with registration to ensure everyone participates equally and to simplify tracking and collection. Books will be distributed either at open gym times, parents meeting, or by your player’s coach. We are requiring only one book per family.
Again, the winners will be drawn on opening day.