One of the most popular and seriously good fundraising ideas for sports clubs is to hold an outdoor festival. Whether you hire a parking space, turn your event into a municipal affair, or already have a plot of your own where you can host a fundraising event, an open air festival gives you a good chance to grab the attention and interest of a variety of age groups with all sorts of interests. If you can include events in your festival relate closely to the cause you are supporting, you are not only raise more funds, but you also have the opportunity to share some interesting knowledge and maybe get more members into your group.
A festival or fair can consist of a kid’s parade which is later followed by games, small rides, maybe a bouncy castle, concession stands, raffles, and just about any other stand you can squeeze into one or two days. Because a fair will last longer than just a few hours, you can give working people a chance to take part as well as those who may need to travel to attend.
You can get the majority of your monetary donations and helpers from local businesses – these firms who are usually very willing to participate as it gives them a chance to get their name out in public and the good karma that comes with being associated with a worthy cause. Make sure you do not forget to offer decent prizes and other free items so attendees feel like they have received their money’s worth by taking part in one of your fundraising games. In this way you not only raise money for your sports club, but gain the affection and support of the community at the same time.