If your school or booster club could use extra money for your team or league, you can easily use the wonderful technology that is available and enabled on most internet devices to expand your teams presence online. It is one thing to have a Facebook page or twitter account to keep up with the game stats or post a video after the game is over, however there is a new way to expand your teams footprint and make extra money at the same time.
I attended a booster club meeting recently and was shocked at how much financial support a typical booster club gives to their schools for facilities and equipment. From commercial lawn mowers to scoreboards, the booster clubs really are the backbone of each team’s support structure. This one club raised over $15,000.00 for a 3 month season to help keep up the football field and general maintenance for the stadium.
Without their support where would the typical school be financially. They can’t charge enough with the concession stand, and ticket sales for a typical sporting event. Getting support for a team is a constant challenge that never goes away. Just lighting the field for night games is expensive.
OK, you may be asking, where am I going with this? There is no one thing that solves the ongoing problem but we have an idea that has helped schools to get and maintain a revenue stream without having to get volunteers to work all the time with events that take a lot of time and effort. Bake sales, Auctions, and paid plate dinners all bring revenue but many times the net revenue is small, so you must have other events to raise money. Usually a wealthy donor is the savings grace for most programs.
Check out this idea for a simple way to raise money with more bang for the buck. Find 2 volunteers that love the game. Get them a microphone, headset, and a laptop with internet connection. They can call the play-by-play game live and broadcast it on line. Anyone can listen for free with any internet device. You sign up local companies one time for a season with a simple 1 page form. You charge them $500.00 per season to advertise on your channel and you keep all the advertising dollars. The cost per game is as low a $20.00 and it is designed for iPhones, Android phones, iPads, and other internet devices to listen in live from anywhere in the world. It is great for Alumni, Grandparents, distant relatives and most important is the Military personnel on deployment with a child that is in the game.
It is the new way to have live information about your School or team widely broadcast. The channel runs 24/7 with replays or highlights and you can broadcast other events like glee club, band meets, graduation, etc.
If you think about this and try it out you will have more money for your program and help to promote your team further than your local news can do.