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How do YOU fundraise?

Post by TheCzarMan » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:11 pm

We had our biannual dodgeball tournament tonight. Before expenses it brought us in 1,000 bucks, after paying cops and such it was 650, but still good.

How do you guys fundraise for your teams?

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Post by NoahMinkCHS » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:23 pm

Not to sound snarky, but what about hosting a quizbowl tournament? And this could be an interscholastic event or even an intramural.

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:23 pm

Host quizbowl tournaments. Actually, that's what I bet 90% of the answers will be.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:29 pm

NoahMinkCHS wrote:Not to sound snarky, but what about hosting a quizbowl tournament? And this could be an interscholastic event or even an intramural.
There is nothing wrong with fundraising outside of tournaments.

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:49 pm

Go to the Watts and sell coke and Post Mortem CDs.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:00 am

TJ runs tournaments and solicits the school Academic Boosters for funding. They get lots of money from parents sending them money and some of it trickles down to every academic competition club. It's pretty sweet.
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Post by NoahMinkCHS » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:58 am

leftsaidfred wrote:
NoahMinkCHS wrote:Not to sound snarky, but what about hosting a quizbowl tournament? And this could be an interscholastic event or even an intramural.
There is nothing wrong with fundraising outside of tournaments.
Oh, no, I wasn't saying there was. I think anything a team can do to raise money is great if the players and coaches are willing to put in the effort. Dodgeball was an interesting idea. But the poster asked how we raise money, so I answered.

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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:29 am

NoahMinkCHS wrote: Oh, no, I wasn't saying there was. I think anything a team can do to raise money is great if the players and coaches are willing to put in the effort. Dodgeball was an interesting idea. But the poster asked how we raise money, so I answered.
Oh okay, cool.

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Post by TheCzarMan » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:38 am

I meant outside of the obvious. We host an academic tournament every year (In March) but that alone doesn't sustain our program, not to mention it isn't as profitable. So we host 2 Dodgeball tournaments to supplement.

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Post by Bigfoot isn't the pr » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:43 am

Middle School tournaments can garner money and early interest in the team.

When you host a tournament, buying alot of pizza/soda/snacks is a good way to earn extra money. A lot of teams really don't want to travel to get food, so having some there is nice.

Also, your instructor can sell the rest of the food out of their closet/classroom/what-have-you in a black market fashion, assuming your administration frowns upon that practice.
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Post by Youse Da Force » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:45 am

Aside from hosting tournaments, I set up candy sales last year. We pull in between 30-50 dollars per day, and we've actually forced the vending machine company to increase their prices to make up the lost revenue.

Plus, I get to look like a drug dealer, carrying around the black suitcase-like buzzer case of candy.

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Post by First Chairman » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:40 pm

Didn't anyone say Krispy Kremes?
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Post by STPickrell » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:46 pm

The problem with holding a tournament is that some areas are simply saturated with tournaments and that the HS quizbowl economy needs outside sources of money.

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:09 pm

I don't think that quite applies to New Jersey though, from the volume of results I've seen
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Post by JLai » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:35 pm

At Norcross, we hosted a Students v. Teachers academic team event. It consisted of the AP and IB teachers and our regular team. Basically we played two games with two regular naqt packets(make sure you've never heard the answers). Ticket prices were for 3 dollars a person and it takes about an hour to run. This event can generate around 300 dollars or more. Its pocket change compared to tournaments but it helped us pay for nationals. So yeah... hope that helps.

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Post by TheCzarMan » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:21 pm

Kids at your school payed to watch something like that? You lucky son of a gun.

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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:34 pm

TheCzarMan wrote:Kids at your school payed to watch something like that? You lucky son of a gun.
If I remember my high school philosophies well, $3 was a small price to pay to get out of class for awhile.

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Post by TheCzarMan » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:54 pm

Ah, we wouldn't be able to do this during school. After school only events.

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Post by Bigfoot isn't the pr » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:49 pm

TheCzarMan wrote:Ah, we wouldn't be able to do this during school. After school only events.
Perhaps the teachers can offer extra-credit? Also, if they really chat it up and make a spectacle of it I am sure they could attract decent audiences.
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Post by JohnAndSlation » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:44 pm

Extra credit works. Period.
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Post by wd4gdz » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:46 pm

Make a studs of quizbowl calendar. Months with 31 days feature Charles Dees, the rest, Chris Ray.

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:50 pm

I'd be down. But Matt Weiner and Dan Passner really deserve the summer months.
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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:59 pm

Setting something up where people exchange cash for extra credit? Sounds like a great idea! What possible problems could arise?

You could always do a calendar using highlights from my football career - December could be this time when I accidentally kicked my quarterback in the balls and then got him tossed from the game when it became. . . apparent. . . that he wasn't wearing all of his equipment. I think I have the game film, surely we could extract a calendar-worthy still of him clutching his groin in agony and screaming obscenities at me.
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Post by Saiem » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:47 pm

I'm pretty interested in this dodgeball tournament idea.

a) who all competed? students from your school, teachers, students from other schools?

b) why were there cops?

c) what about like liability waivers and things of that nature? how did you get around it?

d) thats a ridiculously awesome idea.

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Post by TheCzarMan » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:56 pm

SaiemGilani wrote:I'm pretty interested in this dodgeball tournament idea.

a) who all competed? students from your school, teachers, students from other schools?

b) why were there cops?

c) what about like liability waivers and things of that nature? how did you get around it?

d) thats a ridiculously awesome idea.
A) 16 teams of 5 students, all from our school. In spring there will be a teachers team though.

B) Our school requires 2 officers as security at after school events.

C) Permission slips are handed in along with money.

D) It's been going on for I don't know how long.

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Post by saskwatch1991 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:59 pm

ummm here at Eastside in Taylors SC we sell lollipops from the Ozark Delight Lollipop company, they sell these suckers in boxes containing several bags of lollipops (60 suckers in each bag) they come in insane flavors, we sell them for 50 cents a piece, and we make a killing, on top of that, when you buy from Ozark Delight Lollipops, they make an agreement with your team or club or whatever to only allow your group to sell them at your school, so no other organization within your school can steal your fundraiser.

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Chinese Auction

Post by rleavitt » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:01 pm

We had no funding last year, so to raise $ for a registration fee to go to a tournament we threw together a Chinese auction.

Each of my players had to donate something (movie tickets, old Playstation games, etc) and I went to a couple friendly businesses in town who donated some items. We sold tickets at the school's Talent Show and made enough to go to our tournament. It was easy and lasted only a few hours. I've also seen splitting up the tickets for the students to sell (to their families, etc) before the drawings.

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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:07 pm

If one of the players, one of their parents, or the coach is a competent investor, existing funds can be sunk in Google stock for profit. (Alternatively, you could give your petty cash to your team's best poker player...)

But seriously, the best way to do this is by hosting a tourney of some sort
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Post by TheCzarMan » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:57 pm

SwissBoy wrote:If one of the players, one of their parents, or the coach is a competent investor, existing funds can be sunk in Google stock for profit. (Alternatively, you could give your petty cash to your team's best poker player...)

But seriously, the best way to do this is by hosting a tourney of some sort
Yeah, no one around here has a bank account with enough money to start investing google stock.

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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:48 pm

I was kidding. Google stock is probably hitting a bubble anyway.
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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:18 pm

We're planning to have a student/faculty game soon. You can pay three dollars to watch the teachers trounce us.
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