A Year of Fundraising: Sports Team Fundraiser Calendar

For sports teams at all levels, fundraising is a crucial part of keeping the game alive. It helps to cover expenses like equipment, uniforms, travel costs, and tournament fees. We’ve compiled a full-year calendar with inventive fundraising ideas for each month, specifically designed to engage athletes, their families, and the community. Fundraising for schools? Check out our school fundraising calendar.

January: Kick-Off the New Year

Winter Fitness Challenge: Host a fitness challenge or a fun run with entry fees.

Sports Memorabilia Auction: Auction off memorabilia or signed items.

Team Calendar Sale: Sell calendars featuring team photos or important sports dates.

Hot Chocolate and Coffee Stand: Set up at local sporting events or busy community locations.


February: Team Spirit in the Air

Valentine’s Day Matchmaking Fundraiser: Organize a fun, sports-themed matchmaking event.

Sports Clinic: Host a clinic where team members provide training for younger athletes.

Super Bowl Party: Host a viewing party with entry fees, football squares fundraiser, and themed snacks.

Bake Sale: Classic bake sale fundraiser with a Valentine’s twist.


March: Spring into Action

March Madness Bracket Challenge: Organize a bracket challenge with entry fees.

Spring Cleaning Gear Sale: Sell old equipment or hold a sports gear swap.

Green Out Day: Sell team merch in green for St. Patrick’s Day.

 Car Wash: Athletes and volunteers wash cars for donations.


April: Play Ball

Easter Egg Hunt: Charge for participation in a sports-themed Easter event.

Earth Day Run: Organize a run or walk with a focus on environmental awareness.

Team Photo Day: Offer professional photo sessions for athletes.

Sports Trivia Night: Host a trivia night with sports-themed questions.


May: Pre-Summer Fun

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Organize a themed event with games and food sales.

Mother’s Day Flower Sale: Sell flowers or handmade gifts for Mother’s Day.

Skills Competition: Host a competition in various sports skills with entry fees.

Yard Sale: Team-wide yard sale with donated items from team members.


June: Summer Kick-Off

Summer Sports Camp: Host a camp for younger kids, coached by team members.

Golf Tournament: Organize a tournament with entry fees and sponsorships.

Smoothie Stand: Sell refreshing smoothies at local events.

Beach Volleyball Tournament: For coastal teams, a beach event can be a hit.


July: Mid-Summer Fun

Fourth of July BBQ Sale: Host a barbecue event during community celebrations.

Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament: Organize a night-time basketball event.

Swim-a-Thon: Swimmers gather pledges and swim laps for donations.

Summer Raffle: Raffle off summer-themed prizes or experiences.


August: Back to Sports

Fantasy Football League: Start a fantasy league with entry fees.

Back-to-School Sports Clinic: Offer a clinic for students getting back into school sports.

Ice Cream Social: Cool down with an ice cream fundraiser.

Kickball Tournament: Organize a fun, all-ages kickball tournament.


September: Fall into Sports

Tailgate Party: Host tailgate parties at local sports games.

Sports-Themed Bake Sale: Sell baked goods at games or events.

Team Merchandise Sale: Sell new season’s team merchandise.

Movie Night Under the Stars: Screen a popular sports movie with tickets and concessions.


October: Autumn Excitement

Halloween Costume 5K Run: Organize a themed fun run.

Pumpkin Carving Contest: With entry fees and sports-themed designs.

Haunted House: Transform a gym into a haunted house for a night.

Fall Sports Tournament: Host a tournament in soccer, volleyball, etc.

November: Giving Thanks, Giving Back

Turkey Trot Race: A pre-Thanksgiving run with entry fees.

Sports Equipment Drive: Collect and sell used sports equipment.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale: Sell homemade pies for the holiday.

Flag Football Game: Organize a community flag football game on Thanksgiving morning.


December: Holiday Cheer

Holiday Wreath Sale: Sell festive wreaths.

Christmas Tree Lot: Team runs a Christmas tree sale.

New Year’s Resolution Run: Host a run to kick off the new year.

New Year’s Eve Dance or Party: Ring in the new year with a bang.

These fundraising ideas can provide your sports team with the financial support it needs while fostering team spirit and community engagement. Remember, successful fundraising requires planning, enthusiasm, and teamwork. We hope this calendar inspires your team to try new and exciting fundraising activities throughout the year!

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