The A-Z of Fundraising Ideas For Sports Tours

Participating in a sports tour can be costly depending on the destination, mode of travel and the inevitable social activities. For that reason it never hurts to bring the cost of a sports tour down a little more to ensure that money is not an issue for any team member. Fundraising can also be a great teambuilding exercise because everyone in your sports club is working together to raise money for your sports tour.

Every player and supporter in your sports club has individual talents, skills and abilities. Have a brainstorming session to find out what they are and put them to good use for your fundraising activities. Unusual events often work best to attract sponsors and publicity, so be creative!

To get started put together a fundraising plan, set an achievable target and make sure you have FUN whilst fundraising!

Aerobics marathon, afternoon tea party, auction of promises, activities day, assault course
Bad hair day, BBQ, barn dance, bingo night, blind date, back to school party, bake sale, baked bean bath challenge, book sale, boot sale, board games evening, boat race, bottle stall, bus pull, bag packing at a local supermarket, baby competition (pour over baby photos of the entire team!)
Cashback sites (collect cashback for online purchases), Casino night, clothes swap, caption competition, climb the stairs, car boot sale, car wash, chess competition, carol singing, coffee morning, cookie / cake bake, computer games marathon, car treasure hunt, concert, cover a distance with coins, craft fair, cheese and wine evening
Dance marathon, darts competition, dinner dance, disco, dog walking, drawing competition, duck race, dunking booth, dry cornflakes (who finishes the bowl first?)
Easter egg hunt, exhibitions, expert talk
Face painting, fairs, fetes, fancy dress party, fancy dress football, fashion show, film show, fireworks party, foam party, football tournament, fun day, fun run
Game shows (re-enact a popular TV show), golf day, garden party, go-karting, guess the height / weight / amount / name, gardening (offer a service), greeting cards, guest speaker, give up chocolates / sweets / alcohol / something else, girl’s pamper night in
Halloween party, head shave, hole in one, hook a duck, horse race night, hair plaiting, hat day
Ice-skating, international food dinner party, It’s a knockout event, ice-cream sale, ice-cream dare (how much can you eat in one minute?)
Job week (small jobs are undertaken for payment), juggling competition, jumble sale, judo competition
Karaoke, keep fit marathon, kite flying, kiss chase, knobbly knees competition, knitting, kit sale / auction (special number, kit in club colours for sponsors and kids etc.)
Line dancing, ladies night (everyone dresses up as a ‘lady’), lottery, lucky dip, limbo dancing, leg waxing for men, letter day / party (base your activities, dress code and food around a specific letter from the alphabet), lunch money (everyone brings lunch from home and donates lunch money)
Magic show, marathon, mufti day, murder mystery dinner, music quiz, mouse race, mad make-up day, makeover party, Movember moustaches
Nature trail, New Year’s party, name the _____ (get people to pay to suggest a name)
Online donation request, Obstacle course, odd clothes day, open garden day, opera night
Paintball, parachute jump, pet show, plant sale, promises auction, pop concert, pub games evening, puppet show, pool competition, photo competition, pram dash, picnic
Quiz night
Races, raffles, rambles, recipe book, record breaking attempt, radio controlled car racing, rock and roll night
Speed dating event, shoe shining, slave auction, sausage sizzle, slide evening, swear box, sports day, scavenger hunt, spelling bee, sponsored silence, sing along, skydiving, sponge throwing, swim-a-thon, snail racing, sweep stake, stop smoking, shocking sock/tie/playing shirt day, scratch cards (order online)
Talent competition, tea party, teddy bears picnic, tombola, three legged race, treasure hunt, tug of war, top hats and tiaras party
Underwear as outerwear day, uniform day, University Challenge
Valentines Ball, Valentine Roses, variety show, vampire party, vicars and tarts party
Water games, welly throwing competition, wacky races, wheelbarrow racing, wine tasting evening, window cleaning, white water rafting, wig party, white elephant sale
Xmas ball / bazaar / card sale / panto
Yacht race, yoga marathon, yo-yo competition
Zoo trips, zodiac readings, zombie party

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