Team Mama Idea: Touchdown Jar! (or the equivalent for your sport)
You know how you’re always stuck scrambling around at the end of the season for money to cover the costs of the end of season party, players gifts, and all the little things?
Well, say goodbye to that! No need to beg people for money.
All thanks to “THE JAR”! Here’s what it’s all about!
What: A jar used to collect money for the end of season festivities, or anything else your team desires (shirts, trophies, even coaches gifts). It doesn’t even have to be a jar, to be honest. It can be anything. In the past, I was using a shipping tube from Michaels, that I painted and jazzed up a bit with a helmet decal.
I’ve even seen people use coffee cans. In fact, they work great because of the noise they make when coins are added!
Where: Games. Scrimmages- both home and away.
When: Any time your team scores a touchdown, you pass the jar around. You can assign a single person to do it, take turns, or simply pass it from fan to fan. Little siblings are great for the job as well. Who can say no to a sweet, smiling, cute little child?
I send out weekly emails (usually the day after each game) letting the team know how much we collected that game and what it brings our grand total to.
Why: Because it’s soooo much easier than trying to collect money at the end of the season. It doesn’t feel like the typical money collection. Fans (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends) are super excited because their team just scored, which makes them more generous.
And quite frankly because it works!
As previously mentioned, we raised $391.46 last year… $391.46! We used it to cover our laser tag party and even purchased personalized shirts for our team.
Think about it? Would you have received that type of major money simply by sending out an email asking for it? Probably not.
This really does put the FUN back in collecting FUNds for the team!
I would love to see what you create and what FUN your team has at the end of the season with the FUNds you raise with your Touchdown Jar!
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